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Julian II & Jovian

The House of Valentinian

Age of
 Theodosius

364-392 ad
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Flavius
Valentinianus
Emperor
364-375

After Jovian's  death Valentinian (b. ca. 321) was chosen by a council. Valens became co-emperor in the East, while Valentinian ruled in  the West. Near the end of 375, he met a deputation of Quadi who behaved so insolently that the emperor was seized with a fit of apoplexy and died.
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Flavius Valens
Emperor
364-378

Valens (b. ca. 328) spent most of his reign battling Goths and Persians. After Valentinian died,  Gratian and Valentinian II were appointed to rule the West. In 376 the Visigoths revolted  in Thrace. Valens met them in the field at Adrianople, mismanaged the battle, and was killed with most of the Roman army.

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Procopius
Emperor
365-366

Procopius brought the body of Julian II back to Tarsus for burial, and in September 365, while Valens was away from the capital,  rebelled. Despite some initial successes, after six months he was defeated and executed.

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Flavius
Gratianus
Emperor
367-383
Gratian became Augustus at   seven. After his father's death he ruled the West with Valentinian II. After the death of Valens, Gratian chose Theodosius to rule the East. In 383, Magnus Maximus rebelled in Britain, invaded Gaul, and Gratian was deserted by his soldiers and killed.
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Flavius Valentinianus
Emperor
375-392
Valentinian II [b. 371] held no office until the death of Gratian, when he was left with Italy, which Maximus invaded in 387. Valentinian fled to the East, returning with Theodosius and his army. Maximus was defeated, Valentinian was restored, but he lacked command ability and Arbogastes overthrew him in 392.
   

R4117* 0446 Valens: AE 3 (18 mm)
$50.00
Obv. D N VALENS P F AVG
Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM
Valens dragging captive r.
2.17 g
Sear 4117v; RIC 10b (Antioch)
ragged flan, otherwise good VF

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R4102 2045 Valentinian I: AE 3 (20 mm)
$35.00
Obv. D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM Emperor dragging captive r.
2.15 g
Sear 4102;RIC 14 xxxvii (Siscia) good VF

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R4102* 0264 Valentinian I: AE 3
$15.00
Obv. D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM Valentinian adv. r. dragging captive
2.55 g
Sear 4102v; RIC 14a (Siscia) good F

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R4102* 2389 Valentinian I: AE 3 (20 mm)
$35.00
Obv. D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM Emperor dragging captive r.
2.31 g
Sear 4102v; RIC 14axi (Siscia) good VF

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R4102* 2390 Valentinian I: AE 3 (20 mm)
$35.00
Obv. D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM Emperor dragging captive r.
2.07 g
Sear 4102v; RIC 5a, II (Siscia) rev. doubling, oth. nearly EF, good portrait

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R4103 2394 Valentinian I: AE 3 (20 mm)
$50.00
Obv. D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE Victory adv. l.
2.12 g
Sear 4103; RIC 7a (Siscia) sm. obv. die flaw, oth. EF

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R4103* 0259 Valentinian I: AE 3
$20.00
Obv. D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE Victory adv. l.
Sear 4103v; RIC 11 (Aquilea) nearly VF

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R4103* 0260 Valentinian I: AE 3
$10.00
Obv. D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE Victory adv. l.
Sear 4103v; RIC 15a (Siscia) F

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R4103* 0261 Valentinian I: AE 3
$20.00
Obv. D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE Victory adv. l.
Sear 4103v; RIC 11 (Aquilea) nearly VF

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R4103* 0262 Valentinian I: AE 3
$20.00
Obv. D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE Victory adv. l.
2.16g Sear 4103v; RIC 5a (Siscia) nearly VF

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R4103* 2395 Valentinian I: AE 3 (18 mm)
$50.00
Obv. D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. RESTITVTOR REIP Emperor stg. r.
3.19 g
Sear 4103v; RIC 17a (Thessalonica) late rev. die state, oth. nearly EF

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R4116* 2054 Valens: AE 3 (19 mm)
$65.00
Obv. D N VALENS P F AVG
Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. RESTITVTOR REIP
Valens stg. r.
2.26 g
Sear 4116v; RIC 6b (Sirmium)
EF, Rare

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R4117* 0448 Valens: AE 3 (18 mm)
$75.00
Obv. D N VALENS P F AVG
Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM
Valens dragging captive r.
2.78 g
Sear 4117v; RIC 10b (Antioch)
nearly VF, gates still on flan
A very rare example giving insights into flan casting.

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R4117* 0737 Valens: AE 3 (20 mm)
$30.00
Obv. D N VALENS P F AVG Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM Emperor dragging captive r.
2.20 g
Sear 4117v; RIC 16c (Constantinople) VF

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R4117* 2398 Valens: AE 3 (20 mm)
$40.00
Obv. D N VALENS P F AVG Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM Emperor dragging captive r.
2.75 g
Sear 4117v; RIC 5b (Siscia) nearly EF

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R4118* 2074 Valens: AE 3 (19 mm)
$40.00
Obv. D N VALENS P F AVG Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE Victory adv. l.
2.22 g
Sear 4118v; RIC 7bii (Siscia) EF

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R4118* 2151 Valens: AE 3 (20 mm)
$50.00
Obv. D N VALENS P F AVG Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE Victory adv. l.
2.22 g
Sear 4118v; RIC 7bii (Siscia) EF

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R4142* 2396 Gratian: AE 3 (20 mm)
$35.00
Obv. D N GRATIANVS P F AVG Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM Emperor dragging captive r.
2.20 g
Sear 4142; RIC 14c xxx (Siscia) VF/EF

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R4142* 2397 Gratian: AE 3 (19 mm)
$45.00
Obv. D N GRATIANVS P F AVG Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM Emperor dragging captive r.
2.50 g
Sear 4142; RIC 14c xxvii (Siscia) sl. uneven strike, oth. EF

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R4162* 2059 Valentinian II: AE 2 (24 mm)
$55.00
Obv. D N VALENTINIANVS IVN P F AVG Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. REPARATIO REIPVB Emperor stg. l. raising kneeling female
5.27 g
Sear 4162v; RIC 26b (Siscia) VF


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R4162* 2377 Valentinian II: AE 2 (24 mm)
$35.00
Obv. D N VALENTINIANVS IVN P F AVG Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. REPARATIO REIPVB Emperor stg. l. raising kneeling female
5.94 g
Sear 4162v; RIC 26b4 (Siscia) rev. scrape, oth. VF


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R4166* 2337 Valentinian II: AE 4 (14 mm)
$50.00
Obv. D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. VOT X MVLT XX Wreath
1.70 g
Sear 4166; RIC 296 (Siscia) nearly EF


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