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ID:     74000802
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Valens
Date Ruled:     AD 364-378
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Solidus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 364-367
Weight:     4.52 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     D N VALEN_S P F AVG
Obverse Description:     Pearl-diademed, draped in imperial mantle, holding mappa in right hand and short scepter in left
Reverse Legend:     SALVS_REI P
Reverse Description:     Emperor standing facing, head right, holding labarum in right hand and Victory on globe in left, and spurning captive kneeling left, head right
Exergue:     SMTES
Mint Mark:     SMTES/ star/star in right field
Mint:     Thessalonica
Primary Reference:     RIC IX 003(b)
Reference2:     Depeyrot 031/2
Reference3:     DOC 209 var. (one star)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=97215
Grade:     Near EF, a small edge mark
Notes:     Sale: Triton X, Lot: 802 From the Mark Poncin Collection.