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ID:     RIC_IX_10b_Thes
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Valens
Date Ruled:     AD 364-378
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Light Miliarense
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 364-367
Diameter:     23 mm
Weight:     4.45 g
Obverse Legend:     D N VALEN_S P F AVG
Obverse Description:     Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend:     VIRTVS_EXERCITVS
Reverse Description:     Emperor, helmeted, standing facing, head right, holding reversed spear in right hand, and resting left on shield
Exergue:     TES
Mint Mark:     TES
Mint:     Thessalonica
Primary Reference:     RIC IX 010(b)
Reference2:     RSC V 71†f
Photograph Credit:     Numismatica Ars Classica NAC AG
Source:     http://www.arsclassicacoins.com/
Price Sold For:     2400 Swiss Franc
Date Sold:     20/11/2007
Grade:     aEF
Notes:     (1) Auction 42: Lot No. 223 (2) Ex Triton sale I, 1997, 1722.