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    Consular Solidus

    Valens (AD 364-378). AV solidus (21mm, 4.44 gm, 6h). NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 3/5. Nicomedia, consular investiture issue, January AD 368. D N VALE-NS AVG, pearl-diademed  bust of Valens left, wearing consular mantles, holding mappa in right hand and scepter in left /  VOTA PV-BLICA, Valentinian I and Valens enthroned facing, each nimbate and in consular robes, each holding mappa and scepter; in exergue, two bound captives kneeling facing one another; S-N-Θ around and between the. RIC 16c. Cohen 86. Depeyrot 19/3. Bastien, Donativa 96a and note 1. Very rare, particularly this obverse legend variety (omitting P F). Crisply struck on a round flan, with a nicely modeled portrait.

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