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Valentinian II, 17 November 375 - 15 May 392 A.D.
Valentinian II tried to restrain the despoiling of pagan temples in Rome. Buoyed by this instruction, pagan senators, led by Aurelius Symmachus, the Prefect of Rome, petitioned in 384 for the restoration of the Altar of Victory in the Senate House, which had been removed by Gratian in 382. Valentinian, at the insistence of Ambrose, refused the request and, in so doing, rejected the traditions and rituals of pagan Rome.
RL88046. Bronze centenionalis
, RIC IX
Antioch 51.1, LRBC
II 2670 corr.
), SRCV V
20330, Cohen VIII
VF, dark patina
, earthen highlighting, slightest porosity
, 2nd officina
, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight
2.351g, maximum diameter
18.5mm, die axis
, 9 Aug 378 - 25 Aug 383 A.D.; obverse
D N VALENTINIANVS IVN P F AVG
, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust
right; reverse VRBS ROMA
(City of Rome
seated left on cuirass
on globe offering wreath
in right hand, spear vertical behind in left hand, star
right, ANTB in exergue
Catalog current as of Thursday, March 21, 2019.
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