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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0044
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Beirut 1958 Hoard
Maker:  Valens; Rome
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  364-367
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  3.80
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1348. A. H. Baldwin, 3rd of February, 1964. From Beirut, 1958.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Valens, facing r. draped, cuirassed, diademed. Reverse: Emperor, cuirassed, with standard with Chi-Ro in r. hand and crowning Victory on orb in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N VALEN S P F HVC (our lord Valens pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICAE (restorer of the Republic). Mint mark: ·RB[laurel wreath] (mint of Roma).

Bibliography:  RIC IX 2c

Notes:  Reverse graffitoed in l. field.

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Beirut 1958 Hoard



Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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Whitting, Philip David
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1903
1988
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