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Solidus of Valentinian I
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Solidus of Valentinian I

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Description Obverse: Bust of Valentinian I, diademed, draped and cuirassed, right; beaded border. Reverse: Emperor, dressed in military uniform, standing frontal, head turned right, holding labrum (late Roman standard) in right hand, Victory atop and orb in left hand; Victory faces left, crowns the emperor with a wreath; in exergue, palm leaf symbol to right (control mark); beaded border.
Provenance Charles Morley, New York, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1946, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Inscription, Latin; obverse] D(ominus) N(oster) VALENTINIANVS P(ius) F(elix) AVG(ustus) [Translation] Our Lord Valentinian, pious, lucky, Augustus [Inscription, Latin; reverse] RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICAE; in exergue, • R(omae) P(ercussa) [Translation] Restorer of the Republic; struck at Rome
Credit Museum purchase, 1946

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364-365 CE (Late Antique)
gold; struck
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Max diam: 13/16 in. (2 cm)


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