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ID number: BIRBI-LR0069
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.
Maker: Valens; Constantinople
Denomination: 1.5 Scripulum
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture: Late Roman
Date made: 367-375
Diameter (cm): 1.55
Weight (g): 1.73
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 1044. A. H. Baldwin, December 1961, possibly ex Gantz Collection, 1943.
Description: Obverse: Bust of Valens, facing r. draped, cuirassed, diademed. Reverse: Victory seated in front of genius, both holding inscribed shield.
Inscriptions: Obverse: D N VALENS P F AVC (our lord Valens pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: VOT / V / MVLT / X (prayers for 5 years of rule, more for the 10th anniversary). Peripheral: VVGTORIH HVC (Victory of the Augustus). Mint mark: [star]CONS[laurel wreath] (mint of Constantinopolis).
Bibliography: RIC IX 30b
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