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    Extremely Rare Reverse

    Valens (AD 364-378). AV solidus (22mm, 4.47 gm, 6h).  Constantinople, AD 364-367. D N VALENS P F AVG, peal-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valens right, bust seen from front / VIRTVS RO-MANORVM, Valentinian and Valens standing facing in military dress, heads turned towards each other, each holding spear in outer hand and together supporting globe on which stands Victory, who reaches out with wreathes held in both hands to crown them, CONS flanked by palm branches in exergue. RIC IX 5b2 (R2). Cohen 75. Extremely rare reverse type! A pleasing Extremely Fine.

    Aside from a very limited emission for Valentinian I and Valens, this attractive reverse type seems never to have been repeated in the Roman series. 


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    April, 2014
    10th-16th Thursday-Wednesday
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