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RIC Volume X - Divided Empire to Fall of Empire: Imitative Issues

Note: Many times imitative types have retrograde letters and most times the legends are meaningless. I have added notes to each piece with a potential link to series and mint each imitates, where possible.


Imitative type of Valentinian II, AE2, c.August 25, 383-August 28, 388, Fifth Period, Antioch, Officina 5
D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, helmeted, draped, cuirassed bust right, shield in left hand, spear pointing forward in right hand
GLORIA RO_MANORVM
Emperor standing facing, head right, right hand raised, in galley left, piloted by standing Victory
Wreath in left field
ANTE (retrograde) in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 3.18g
RIC IX, 59 series for official issue, but with T and cross field marks


Imitative type of Theodosius II, AE4, c.435, "Alexandria"
C H V+OO+V H C (first C retrograde)
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VOT / LXV (retrograde)
Legend enclosed within wreath terminating in large jewel
ALEA (?) in exergue
11mm, 0.70g
cf. RIC X, 456 for official issue