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ID:     RIC_IX_13bvar_Nico
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Valens
Date Ruled:     AD 364-378
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Solidus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 367-375
Weight:     4.39 g
Obverse Legend:     D N VALENS_P F AVG
Obverse Description:     Pearl-diademed, draped in imperial mantle, holding mappa and sceptre
Reverse Legend:     GLORIA_REI_PVBLICAE / VOT/V/MVLT/X
Reverse Description:     Roma, helmeted, and Constantinopolis turreted, seated; Roma facing, and holding sceptre, Constantinopolis, head left, holding sceptre, and resting foot on prow; together holding shield inscribed VOT/V/MVLT/X
Exergue:     palm SMNЄ
Mint Mark:     palm SMNЄ
Mint:     Nicomedia
Primary Reference:     RIC IX 013(b) var
Reference2:     Depeyrot II, 268, 19/3
Reference3:     Bastien, Donativa 96, a) and note 1
Reference4:     Cohen 86
Photograph Credit:     Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG
Source:     http://www.kuenker.com
Price Sold For:     750 Euro
Date Sold:     8/10/2012
Notes:     (1) Officina "Є" is unrecorded for this RIC number (2) Auction 216: Lot No. 1326