Ancient Coinage of Valerius Valens



Valerius Valens (AD 316-317). Named co-augustus by Licinius in late 316, as thanks for his military support. He was executed by Licinius on the orders of Constantine.
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Alexandria
RIC 19, A
Valerius Valens, AE follis. Alexandria. AD 316-317. IMP C AVR VAL VALENS PF AVG, laureate head right / IOVI CONSER-VATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre. Eagle with wreath at foot left. K in left field. Wreath over X over A in right field. Mintmark ALE. RIC VII Alexandria 19.TextImage
FAKE Alexandria
RIC 19, A
Valerius Valens, Modern fake. AE follis. Alexandria. AD 316-317. IMP C AVR VAL VALENS PF AVG, laureate head right / IOVI CONSER-VATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre. Eagle with wreath at foot left. K in left field. Wreath over X over A in right field. Mintmark ALE. Fake of RIC VII Alexandria 19. See text for the details to look out for.TextImage
Alexandria
RIC 19, B
Valerius Valens, AE follis. Alexandria. AD 316-317. IMP C AVR VAL VALENS PF AVG, laureate head right / IOVI CONSER-VATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre. Eagle with wreath at foot left. K in left field. Wreath over X over B in right field. Mintmark ALE. RIC VII Alexandria 19 var (officina); Markoff 2094.TextImage
Cyzicus
RIC VII 7 var, I
Valerius Valens, AE follis. Cyzicus. AD 316-317. 26mm, 2.84 g. IMP C AVR VAL VALENS PF AVG, laureate head right / IOVI CONSER-VATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre. Eagle with wreath at foot left. I in right field. Mintmark SKM. RIC VII Cyzicus 7 var (officina); Feirstein I, 1193.TextImage
Cyzicus
RIC VII 7 var, II
Valerius Valens, AE follis. Cyzicus. AD 316-317. 22mm, 3.36 g. IMP C AVR VAL VALENS PF AVG, laureate head right / IOVI CONSER-VATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre. Eagle with wreath at foot left. II in right field. Mintmark SKM. RIC VII Cyzicus 7 var (officina).TextImage

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