Co 769 (Late Roman bronze coin of Valens from Nicomedia) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Comparanda
LRBC II, 2323, p. 93
Comparanda
RIC IX, Nicomedia 11b, p. 252
Preservation comment
Wear: G. Deeply nicked edge; extensive minute pitting with rare craters and gouges. Small areas of white bronze disease(?) on both faces.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 50, no. 577 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Uncertain, AE3”)
Axis (1-12
12
Has denomination
AE3
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
17.0
Numismatic Mint
Nicomedia
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
3.12
Obverse Description
Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of emperor to right
Obverse Inscription
D N VALEN–S P F AVG
Reverse Description
Emperor standing facing, [holding labarum and victoriola on globe]
Reverse Inscription
[RESTITV–TOR] REI P; in exergue, SMNA
Belongs to Historical Period
Late Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 769 (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/co0769>