Roman Empire, Valens (364-378 CE), Nummus(C)

ROM-BR-VALENS
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Roman Empire, Valens (364-378 CE), Nummus(C)

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  • Order Code: ROM-BR-VALENS
  • Size: 18
  • Weight/Dimensions: 2.-3.5 g
  • Metal: Bronze
  • Obverse: Portrait of emperor
  • Reverse: Various contemporary political, military, and religious themes
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Valens was given the eastern half of the empire by his brother Valentinian I, after the latter's accession to the throne. Valens, sometimes known as the ‘Last True Roman’, was defeated and killed in the Battle of Adrianople by a Gothic army, a history changing event that marked the beginning of the collapse of the decaying Western Roman Empire.