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Important ancient Roman gold coin of Emperor Valens
Historically important ancient Roman gold coin of Emperor Valens “ Defender of the Eastern half of the Roman Empire”, AD 364 – 378

On the obverse side is an image of Emperor Valens wearing his official attire and an ornate crown decorated with two rows of pearls surrounding a gold cross.

The reverse shows the emperor in military attire, holding in his left hand a staff with a cross and in his right a ball surmounted by a winged angel.

Valens
(Latin: Flavius Julius Valens Augustus; 328 – 9 August 378) was the Eastern Roman Emperor from 364 to 378.

He 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, which marked the beginning of the collapse of the decaying Western Roman Empire.

Diameter: 22mm

Condition: VF condition as found with natural gold patina

Found in Samaria 70 KM north of Jerusalem, Israel

Found in Samaria north of Jerusalem, Israel

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