Valens 367-375 AD
AE3 (bronze 18 to 20mm), (2.226 g)
Obv: DN VALEN - S PF AVG. “Our lord Valens – father pious happy
revered.” On the front there is a picture of a man with a beaded crown
Rx: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE R O M ASISCR. “Security of the republic.”
On the reverse there is a picture of a robed man with wings holding a
Mint SISC (Siscia mint)
Biography: Valens was the emperor of Eastern Rome. Born in 328, but was only appointed emperor 364. He was emporer until his death in 378. Valens is often known for his wars with the Goths. The wars started as a coup against Valens himself. But he was mortaly wounded during the war, it is said he was killed by and arrow. Another theory is that he was captured and the enemies did not realize who they had captured and just executed him.