Valentinian I

364 - 375 A.D.

Valentinian became emperor after Jovian's death. He was a capable general and performed admirably on behalf of the empire given the advanced state of decay it was currently under. To start things off he named his brother Valens co-emperor and was handed over the east half of the empire. A couple of years later he named his young son Gratian co-ruler of the West as well in case anything happened while he was campaigning against the ever-present barbarians. That something happened in 375 when he suffered a stroke after becoming angry at a group of barbarian peacemakers (presumably for offering unfavorable terms).

Solidus

RIC 11 (Rome) Solidus Obv: DNVALENTINIANVSPFAVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: RESTITVTORREIPVBLICAE Exe: •R(officina)(palm), Valentinian standing facing, head right, holding vexillum inscribed with a chi-rho in his right hand, Victory on globe in left.


RIC 17a (Trier) Solidus Obv: DNVALENTINIANVSPFAVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGG Exe: TR•OB•; Two emperors enthroned facing, holding globe between them; Victory in background with wings spread. Lot sold for $685 3/5/02.


Unlisted Solidus Obv: DNVALENTINIANVSPFAVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGVSTORVM Exe: CONOB, Victory seated right on cuirass, inscribing shield VOT/X/MVLT/XX in four lines; Chi-rho monogram.


Siliqua

RIC 27a (Trier) Siliqua Obv: DNVALENTINIANVSPFAVG. Pearl-diademed, cuirassed, draped bust right.
Rev: VRBS ROMA. Roma seated left on throne, Victory on globe in right, spear in left.


AE3

RIC 5a (Siscia) AE3 Obv: DNVALENTINIANVSPFAVG - Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM - Emperor advancing right, hand on captive and left hand holding labarum. Lot sold for $5 11/5/01.


RIC 6a AE3 Obv: DNVALENTINIANVSPFAVG - Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: RESTITVTORREIP - Valentinian standing front, head right, holding Victory and labarum. Lot sold for $8 11/14/01.


RIC 7a (Siscia), Cohen 37 AE3 Obv: DNVALENTINIANVSPFAVG - Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: SECVRITASREIPVBLICAE - Victory advancing left, hold wreath and palm.


RIC 11a (Cyzicus), Cohen 37 AE3 Obv: DNVALENTINIANVSPFAVG - Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: SECVRITASREIPVBLICAE Exe: SMKA - Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. Lot sold for $13 1/2/02.


RIC 14a (Siscia), Cohen 12 AE3 Obv: DNVALENTINIANVSPFAVG - Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM - Emperor dragging captive right while holding a labarum.


RIC 15a, Cohen 37 AE3 Obv: DNVALENTINIANVSPFAVG - Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: SECVRITASREIPVBLICAE - Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.


RIC 16a (Thessalonica), Cohen 12 AE3 Obv: DNVALENTINIANVSPFAVG - Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM Exe: •TES(gamma) - Emperor walking right with head turned back while grasping bound captive at the top of the head with right hand and holding a labarum with "Chi-Rho" on it.


RIC 17a (Thessalonica), Cohen 21 AE3 Obv: DNVALENTINIANVSPFAVG - Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: RESTITVTORREIP Exe: TES(gamma) - Valentinian standing right, holding labarum and Victory on a globe.


RIC 21a (Constantinopolis) AE3 Obv: DNVALENTINIANVSPFAVG; Pearl-diademed, cuirassed, draped bust right
Rev: SECVRITASREIPVBLICAE; Victory advancing left, wreath in right hand, palm in left hand. Lot sold for $5 11/2/01.


RIC 26a (Thessalonica), Cohen 12 AE3 Obv: DNVALENTINIANVSPFAVG - Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM - Emperor dragging captive right while holding a labarum.