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Valens

Valens
Augustus (AD 364-378)  |  De Imperatoribus Romanis entry

As the brother of Valentinian I, Valens was appointed to be his co Emperor in charge of the East. He outlived Valentinian, but fell in the Battle of Adrianople against the Goths


Obverse Legends on coins depicting Valens

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Coins of Valens currently available

Valens
Bronze AE3 issued AD 370.
Obv: DN VALENS PF AVG, Diademed, draped bust facing right.
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor advancing right dragging captive by hair and holding standard, ᛫Δ in right field (TES in ex.).
About Very Fine   |   AUD $30.00
Valens
Bronze AE3 issued AD 367-375.
Obv: DN VALENS PF AVG, Diademed, draped bust facing right.
Rev: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing left holding wreath, star and P in left field, M in right (ASISC in ex.).
Very Fine   |   AUD $35.00
Valens
Bronze AE4 issued AD 367-372.
Obv: DN VALENS PF AVG, Diademed, draped bust facing right.
Rev: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing left holding wreath (RTERTIA in ex.).
Very Fine   |   AUD $40.00
Valens
Silver siliqua issued AD 368-375.
Obv: DN VALENS PF AVG, Diademed, draped bust facing right.
Rev: VRBS ROMA, Roma enthroned left holding Victory and sceptre (TRPS· in ex.).
Good Very Fine   |   AUD $150.00