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ID:     RIC_IX_07bvar_Rome
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Valens
Date Ruled:     AD 364-378
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Light Miliarense
Date Struck:     AD 364-367
Diameter:     18.1 mm
Weight:     2.17 g
Die Axis:     5 h
Obverse Legend:     D N VALEN_S P F AVG.
Obverse Description:     Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend:     RESTITV_TOR REIP
Reverse Description:     Emperor standing facing, head right, holding labarum in right hand and Victory on a globe in left
Exergue:     RB
Mint Mark:     RB
Mint:     Rome
Primary Reference:     RIC IX 007(b) var
Reference2:     RSC V 27†b
Photograph Credit:     Agora Auctions
Source:     http://www.agoraauctions.com
Special Comments:     I believe that RIC is in error that this coin is busts "F". Cohen 27, which RIC references states that this coin is Pearl-diademed and draped with trace of a cuirass showing. Making this a bust "A".
Price Sold For:     470 USD
Date Sold:     17/2/2016
Notes:     (1) This mint-mark is unlisted in RIC for this issue for Valens (2) Auction 50: Lot No. 182