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Valentinian III RIC X, 2010
Valentinian III 425 - 455, son of Constantius III
AV - Solidus, 4.51g, 21mm
Ravenna 5. officina, 425 - ca. 430
obv. DN PLA VALENTI - NIANVS PF AVG
bust draped and cuirassed, head rosette-diademed r.
rev. VICTORI - A AVGGG
Emperor in military dress standing frontal, holding long cross
in r. hand and globe with Victory holding wreath in l. hand,
r. foot on snake with human head
field: R and V
exergue: COMOB
RIC X, 2010; C.19; DOCLR. 841?
Scarce; VF

Foot on snake, so the emperor will tread on his enemies. So the snake in Christianity has changed to a symbol of evil. Remind the different meaning of a snake f.e. on SALUS types!
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