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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0077
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Valens; Antioch
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Eurasia: Antioch
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  367-375
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.18
Weight (g):  4.23
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1098. A. H. Baldwin, February 1962, from a wartime sale.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Valens, facing r. draped, cuirassed, diademed. Reverse: Victory seated on shield and cuirass pointing inscribed shield while sustained over l. knee, in front of her a Chi-Ro.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N VALENS PER P ΛVG (our lord Valens eternal fortunate Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM (Victory of the Augusti). Mint mark: ANOB Z (Antiochia 7).

Bibliography:  RIC IX 22c

Notes:  Graffito of an E in obverse portrait.

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