Follis - Valens GLORIA ROMANORVM; Nicomedia

Follis - Valens (GLORIA ROMANORVM; Nicomedia) - obverseFollis - Valens (GLORIA ROMANORVM; Nicomedia) - reverse

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Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Valens (364-378)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 364-367
Value Follis
Currency Solidus, Reform of Constantine (AD 310/324 – 395)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.90 g
Diameter 17.50 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 111231
Numista type number (
References RIC IX# 9,
John William Ernest Pearce, Harold Mattingly, Carol Humphrey Vivian Sutherland, Robert A. G. Carson; 1951. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 9. Valentinian I - Theodosius I (AD 364–395). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
Cohen# 11
Henry Cohen, Georges Depeyrot; 1995. Description historique des monnaies frappées sous l'Empire Romain, communément appelées Médailles impériales / Tome 1. de Pompée à Domitien (67 avant J.-C. à 96 après J.-C.) (2nd edition). Maison Florange, Paris, France.
And 7 more volumes.


Bust of Valens, right, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed, seen from 3/4 front.

Script: Latin

Lettering: D N VALENS P F AVG

Dominus Noster Valens Pius Felix Augustus
(Our Lord Valens, Pious and Happy August)


Emperor in military attire advancing right, dragging captive by hair behind him with right hand, holding labarum in left hand.
Mintmark in exergue.

Script: Latin


Gloria Romanorum
(To the Glory of the Romans)




Appears to be an AE2.

RIC lists two variants giving obverse lettering cesura:

  • 9b - DNVALEN  ||  SPFAVG
  • 9c - DNVALENS  ||  PFAVG

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (364-367) SMNA 47% Nicomedia, 1st officina - RIC#9b
ND (364-367) SMNA 6% Nicomedia, 1st officina - RIC#9c
ND (364-367) SMNB 12% Nicomedia, 2nd officina - RIC#9b
ND (364-367) SMNB 0% Nicomedia, 2nd officina - RIC#9c
ND (364-367) SMNΓ 18% Nicomedia, 3rd officina - RIC#9b
ND (364-367) SMNΓ 6% Nicomedia, 3rd officina - RIC#9c
ND (364-367) SMNΔ 12% Nicomedia, 4th officina - RIC#9c

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