Late Roman Empire Coins

VI. These are coins of the Roman Emperors during 4th and 5th centuries AD.

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siliqua of Valens
Valens r. 364 - 378 AD
Eastern Roman Emperor
silver siliqua
  (Stack's: Coin Galleries, mail bid, lot 866, July 2007)

wt = 2.080 g

Valens is famous as the Roman Emperor who lost the Battle of Hadrianopolis in 378 AD. A large force of Hunnic invaders were trying to settle within Roman territory. LValens Was supposed to wait for reinforcements from the Eastern Roman Emperor but for various reasons he attacked on his own. 80,000 Roman troops were estimated lost, wiping out Roman forces guarding the Empire and leaving it open for subsequent invasion.

solidus of Valens
Valens r. 364 - 378 AD
Eastern Roman Emperor
gold solidus
mint state
(Leu Numismatik Auction 4, lot 757)
dia 21 mm, wt = 4.46 g, 6h
solidus of Honorius
Honorius r. 395 - 423 A.D.
gold solidus
Gorney & Mosch, March, 2012

wt = 4.450 g
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siliqua of Jovinus
Jovinus, 411- 413 AD
Usurper
silver siliquae
  (Leu Numismatik Auction 4, lot 782)
diam = 17 mm, wt = 1.43 g
gold tremissis of Julius Nepos
Julius Nepos 1st reign 474 - 475 A.D.
gold tremissis
Ed Wadell, 2014

wt = 2.xxx g
This the the penultimate Roman Emperor.

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