VALENS 366AD Lyons Authentic Ancient Silver Roman SILIQUA Coin Labarum i53411
Item: i53411 Authentic Ancient Coin of. Silver Siliqua 17mm (1.52 grams) Lyons mint, struck 366 A. Reference: RIC IX, 43, 6f. DN VALENS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, large jewel above forehead. RESTITVTOR REIP Exe: SLVG , Emperor, in military attire, wearing cloak, standing facing, diademed head turned right, holding labarum in his lift hand, Victoria holding palm and wreath on globe on his outstretched left hand. Labarum of Constantine I, displaying the “Chi-Rho” symbol above. The labarum was a vexillum (military standard) that displayed the ” Chi-Rho ” symbol. Formed from the first two Greek letters of the word ” Christ ” Chi and Rho. It was first used by the Roman emperor Constantine I. Since the vexillum consisted of a flag suspended from the crossbar of a cross, it was ideally suited to symbolize the crucifixion of Christ. Later usage has sometimes regarded the terms “labarum” and “Chi-Rho” as synonyms. Ancient sources, however, draw an unambiguous distinction between the two. Flavius Julius Valens Latin. FLAVIUS IVLIVS VALENS AVGVSTVS. 328 9 August 378 was Roman Emperor (364-378), after he was given the Eastern part of the empire by his brother Valentinian I. Valens, sometimes known as the Last True Roman , was defeated and killed in the Battle of Adrianople , which marked the beginning of the fall of the Western Roman Empire. The item “VALENS 366AD Lyons Authentic Ancient Silver Roman SILIQUA Coin Labarum i53411″ is in sale since Sunday, January 24, 2016. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “highrating_lowprice” and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Ruler: Valens
- Composition: Silver