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Valentinian II AE 2

Valentinian II AE 2, Emperor AD 375-392, struck at Antioch AD 378-383, RIC 40b iii, 21.5 x 22.5 mm, 5.8 gms, Obverse:  helmeted and cuirassed bust of Valentinian II facing right, holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left, DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Valentinian standing on the prow of a galley piloted by Victory, a cross in the upper right field, a wreath in the middle left field, GLORIA ROMANORVM, ANTE in exergue, a lovely coin graded VF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, and who remarks of it:  “Brown surfaces with some green in fields; several small pits at obverse bottom rim containing stable green patina (not bronze disease!).”  The green in the fields and the obverse bottom is quite attractive in my opinion and this is an interesting and very nice coin.  The emphatic disclaimer by the dealer from whom I purchased the coin is echoed by me, who has had the coin for seven years and the green is indeed stable.  His exclamation point, by the way!  Asking price:  $68 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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