Co 477 (Late Roman bronze coin of Valens from Nicomedia) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
RIC IX, Nicomedia 9b, p. 252
Preservation comment
Wear: aVF. Slightly nicked edge; sparse, slight pitting and scratching. Traces of light blue bronze disease on obverse left.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 45, no. 458 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Arcadius, Gratian, Theodosius I or Valentinian II, A.D. 383, Uncertain, AE4“)
Axis (1-12
6
Has denomination
AE3
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
16.0
Numismatic Mint
Nicomedia
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
2.62
Obverse Description
Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of emperor to right
Obverse Inscription
D N VALENS - [P F AVG]
Reverse Description
Emperor draped and standing drags captive with right hand and holds labarum in left hand
Reverse Inscription
GLORIA RO-MANORVM; in exergue, SMNΑ
Belongs to Historical Period
Late Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 477 (Late Roman bronze coin of Valens from Nicomedia).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0477>