Valens (364 - 378 AD)

Flavius Julius Valens was given the Eastern part of the empire by his brother Valentinian I. Valens, sometimes known as the Last True Roman, was defeated and killed in the Battle of Adrianople, which marked the beginning of the fall of the Western Roman Empire.

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Valens 'Emperor with Labarum' Siliqua 027090

Scarce Valens 'Emperor with Labarum' Siliqua
Silver, 1.83 grams, 16.47 mm. Arles. 364-367 AD. Obverse: DN VALEN-S PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right. Reverse: RESTITV-TOR REIP, emperor standing facing, head right, holding labarum and Victory on globe. OF-II across fields, star in right field. Mintmark CONST. RIC IX Arles 6d; cf Sear (1988) 4114. Extremely fine.
£350.00

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Valens 'Emperor with Labarum' Siliqua 027090
Valens 'Roma' Siliqua 027093

Scarce Valens 'Roma' Siliqua
Silver, 1.61 grams, 16.13 mm. Trier. 367-375 AD. Obverse: DN VALEN-S PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right. Reverse: VRBS-ROMA, Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory on globe and barbed spear. Mintmark TRPS dot. RIC IX Trier 27b; Sear (1988) 4113. Good very fine.

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Valens 'Roma' Siliqua 027093
Valens 'Roma' Siliqua 008534

Valens 'Roma' Siliqua
Silver, 1.37 Grams; 14.88 mm. Trier, Circa 364 - 378 A.D. Obverse: DN VALENS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right. Reverse: VRBS ROMA, Roma seated left, holding Victory and sceptre. TRPS below exergue. C 109; RIC 27e; RCV 4113; S 620. Extremely fine/good very fine.
£90.00

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Valens 'Roma' Siliqua 008534


Main Roman Coin Book and Other References:

RIC = Mattingly, Harold    The Roman Imperial Coinage
BMC = Coins of the Roman Empire in the British Museum
RSC = Seaby, H A    Roman Silver Coinage
RCV = Sear, David R    Roman Coins and Their Values
Cr = Crawford, Michael    The Roman Republican Coinage
SB = Sear, David R    Byzantine Coins and Their Values
S = Coins of England and the United Kingdom
WW = Wildwinds.com (reference & attribution site)



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