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Triton XXII, Lot: 1180. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $2250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Valens. AD 364-378. AV Solidus (22mm, 4.48 g, 6h). Consular issue. Nicomedia mint. Struck January AD 368. D N VALENS, pearl-diademed, bust left, wearing consular robes, holding mappa in raised right hand and scepter in left / VOTA PV BLICA, Valentinian I and Valens enthroned facing, each nimbate and in consular robes, and holding mappa and scepter; in exergue, two bound captives vis-à-vis; S (MN) I. RIC IX 16b.5; Depeyrot 22/2; DOC 220 var. (officina); Biaggi 2268 var. (same). Near EF, toned, small edge nick.

From the DMS Collection. Ex Robert O. Ebert Collection (Part I, Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio 174, 11 January 2013), lot 5478; Christie, Manson & Woods (7 October 1986), lot 282.