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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Late Empire| > |Valens| > RL88550
Valens, 28 March 364 - 9 August 378 A.D.
Valens allowed Goths, who were driven from their home by the Huns, to settle in the Danube provinces. The Goths were so badly treated by Romans that they rebelled. Valens was defeated and killed by the Goths at the battle of Hadrianople.
RL88550. Bronze centenionalis, RIC IX 16(c)1 (S), LRBC II 2070, SRCV V 19756, Cohen VIII 11, Hunter V -, aF, well centered, earthen encrustations, 4th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 2.689g, maximum diameter 18.3mm, die axis 180o, 24 Aug 367 - 17 Nov 375 A.D.; obverse D N VALENS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse GLORIA ROMANORVM (glory of the Romans), Emperor advancing right, looking left, dragging captive with right hand, labarum (Christ monogram banner) in left hand, CONSP∆ in exergue; scarce; $9.00

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