VALENS
AD 364-378

AR Siliqua. 1.59g, 18.2mm

MINTED: Trier mint, AD 367-378
REF: RIC IX Trier 27e

OBVERSE: DD N VALEN-S P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
REVERSE: VRBS ROMA, Roma seated left on throne, holding crowning Victory on globe and scepter; TRPS• in exergue.

 

Grade/Notes:

Good Very Fine/Very Fine. Nicely toned and well-centered. Slightly worn reverse die, but bold portrait. 

 

Provenance:

Ex Michael Kelly Collection

 

Historical Notes:

Valens was made co-emperor by his elder brother Valentinian I, and governed the eastern provinces.  He contended ineffectually against the Sassanid empire in the east as well as a flow of Gothic refugees encroaching into Roman territory.  This latter affair eventually resulted in a war against a huge confederation of Gothic tribes, Ostrogoths, Huns and Alans.  At the disastrous Battle of Adrianople in 378, two-thirds of the eastern Roman army was destroyed and Valens himself killed.

VALENS . AD 364-378 . AR Siliqua . **Ex Michael Kelly Collection**

SKU: 3007
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