AE3. 2.37g, 19.2mm
MINTED: Antioch mint, AD 378-383
REF: RIC IX 50a.1; LRBC 2668
OBVERSE: D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
REVERSE: VIRTVS RO-MANORVM, helmeted Roma enthroned facing, head left, holding globe and spear; ANTA in exergue.
Ex Maple Leaf Collection
Very Fine. Well-centered. Dark patina with light earthen deposits. Hint of roughness on reverse. More attractive in hand.
Gratian was the eldest son of Emperor Valentinian I. When his father died in 375, 16 year old Gratian shared the rule of the Empire with his uncle, Valens, and his 4 year old half-brother, Valentinian II. After Valens was killed at the disastrous Battle of Adrianople in 378, Gratian invited one of his father's old generals, Theodosius, to take over Valens's eastern half of the Empire. For a few years, Gratian ruled over the West with some success, but in 383, he was overthrown by a usurper, Magnus Maximus, and soon thereafter murdered.
GRATIAN . AD 367-383 . AE3 . Roma enthroned . Antioch mint
MINOTAUR COINS offers a Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee on all coins purchased. Any coin determined to be inauthentic can be returned unconditionally and at any time for a full refund.
Delivery by Registered Mail within Singapore is FREE for orders $50 and above. Shipping fees apply only for orders under $50 and for all international orders.