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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Late Empire| > |Valentinian III| > SH53623
Valentinian III, 23 October 425 - 16 March 455 A.D.
As Rome's power decreased, the burden of taxation became more and more intolerable for the remaining western provinces. These higher taxes seriously impaired loyalty of the remaining provinces contributing to downward spiral.
SH53623. Gold solidus, RIC X Theodosius II 302, gVF, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.468g, maximum diameter 20.8mm, die axis 180o, c. 443 - 450 A.D.; obverse D N VALENTIN-IANVS P F AVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, spear over shoulder, shield in left decorated with horseman trampling fallen foe; reverse IMP XXXX II COS XVII P P, Constantinopolis enthroned left, wearing helmet, globus cruciger in right hand, scepter in left hand, shield resting at side of throne, star left, COMOB in exergue; SOLD










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