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RIC Volume X - Divided Empire to Fall of Empire: Valentinian III (October 23, 425-March 16, 455)


Valentinian III, AV Solidus, 441-450, Group II, 5 Points, Omitted after COS, Constantinople
D N VALENTIN_IANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, helmeted, cuirassed bust three-quarter facing, spear in right hand over shoulder, shield with horseman in left
IMP . XXXXII . COS-XVII . P . P .
Constantinopolis enthroned left, globus cruciger in right hand, scepter in left, left foot on prow, shield at right
* in left field
CONOB in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 4.46g
RIC X, 302 (R4) (Theodosius II)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-435, Cyzicus, Officina 1
D N VALENTINIANO P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
CONCOR_DIA AVG
Victory advancing facing, wreath upward in each hand
SMKA in exergue
12mm x 13mm, 0.91g
RIC X, 438 (R3) (Theodosius II)


Valentinian III, AE2, c.437, Constantinople
D N VALENTINIANVS PE A
Pearl-diademed, helmeted, draped, cuirassed bust right, spear pointing forward in right hand, shield in left
CONCOR_DIA AGV
Two emperors, nimbate, standing facing, each holding spear and supporting long cross between them
CONS in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 5.42g
RIC X, 461 (R4) (Theodosius II)

The L in the obverse legend is retrograde and the E's are epsilon shaped. RIC footnotes on p. 276 another example with the same legends.


Valentinian III, AV Solidus, August 24, 450-March 16, 455, Constantinople
D N VALENTIN_IANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, spear in right hand over right shoulder, shield decorated with horseman riding down enemy in left hand
VICTORI_A AVGGG
Victory standing facing, head left, long jeweled cross in right hand
* in right field
CONOB in exergue
20mm x 22mm, 4.38g
RIC X, 505 (R4) (Marcian)


Valentinian III, AV Solidus, c.430-c.445, Second Period, Ravenna
D N PLA VALENTI_NIANVS P F AVG
Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTORI_A AVGGG
Emperor standing facing, right foot on human-headed serpent with open coil, long cross in right hand, Victory on globe in left, Victory's drapery "unequally bunched" style
R | V across fields
COMOB in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 4.44g
RIC X, 2018 (C2)


Valentinian III, AV Tremissis, c.Late 420's, Ravenna
D N PLA VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
(No legend)
Cross surrounded by wreath terminating in large jewel and XXX on base
COMOB in exergue
13mm x 14mm, 1.46g
RIC X, -- (cf. RIC X, 2060)
Ex USB Gold & Numismatics, Auction 78, Lot 2024, September 2008 (Misattributed as RIC X, 2069); Ex Ciani

Note: Unpublished variety with XXX on base of wreath instead of X||X


Valentinian III, AV Tremissis, c.455, Ravenna
D N PLA VALENT I NIANVS F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
(No legend)
Cross surrounded by wreath terminating in large jewel and large X on base
COMOB in exergue
15mm, 1.48g
RIC X, -- (cf. RIC X, 2058-2074 for series, most similar to RIC X, 2069); Lacam FIN, Vol II, Pl. 23, 40 (same dies); Depeyrot 18/1 variant
Ex Apollo Numismatics, VCoins, December 2007; Ex Numismatica Ars Classica, Auction 27, Lot 537, May 2004

Notes: Obverse legend unlisted in RIC. Exergual mark COMOB with the center of the M filled on the die. Lettering style and portrait is much cruder than other Ravenna mint issues. Possibly Vandalic? Please click here for a discussion on ancients.info about this specimen.


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V4/V5 obverse, Rome, Officina 2
D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
SALVS [REI]_PVBLICE
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
S in left field
RM in exergue
11mm x 12mm, 1.50g
RIC X, 2108 (S)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V4/V5 obverse, Rome, Officina 1
D N PLA VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
[VICTOR]_IA AVGG
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
* | P in across fields
[R]M in exergue
12mm x 14mm, 1.58g
RIC X, 2120 (R2)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V5 obverse, Rome, Officina 1
D N PLA [VALENTINIANVS P F AVG]
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTOR_[IA AVGG]
Victory advancing left, head right, wreath upward in right hand, dragging captive with left
P in left field
RM in exergue
11mm x 12mm, 1.29g
RIC X, --

Note: From the partial part of the obverse legend which is just barely on the flan, it appears as though this piece has a V5 legend. The alternate would be a V2 legend, which still does not have a series in RIC with Victory holding a wreath and dragging a captive. She is described in each of the two series as either (V5 or V2) with wreath and palm branch or (V2) trophy over left shoulder and dragging captive for the combination of left field mark and RM exergual mark.


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, First Group, Rome, Officina 2
[D N VALEN]TI[NIANVS P F AVG]
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTOR_[IA AVGG]
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
S in left field
[RM] in exergue
10mm x 12mm, 1.30g
RIC X, 2121 (R)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, First Group, Rome, Officina 5
D N VALEN[TI]NI[ANVS P F AVG]
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTO[R]_IA AVG[G]
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
E in left field
[RM] in exergue
10mm x 13mm, 1.15g
RIC X, 2121 (R)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, Second Group, Rome, Officina 3
D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VOT-PVB
Campgate with four rows, two turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
T between turrets
RTM in exergue
12mm x 13mm, 1.40g
RIC X, 2123 (S)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, Second Group, Rome, Officina 5
D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VOT-PVB
Campgate with four rows, two turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
e between turrets
ReM in exergue
12mm, 1.51g
RIC X, 2123 (S); LRBC 858; ERIC 20v


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, Second Group, Variety A, Rome, Officina 2
D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VOT-PVB
Campgate with four rows, two turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
S between turrets, pellet in left and right fields
[RPM] or [RM] in exergue
12mm x 14mm, 1.54g
RIC X, 2123 (S) or 2124 (R)
Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 134, Lot 455, March 2006; Ex Marc Poncin Collection


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, Second Group, Variety A, Rome, Officina 1
[D N VALEN]TINIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
[VOT]-PVB
Campgate with three rows, two turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
P between turrets
RM in exergue
11mm x 13mm, 1.37g
RIC X, 2124 (R)
Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 134, Lot 455, March 2006; Ex Marc Poncin Collection


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, Second Group, Variety A, Rome, Officina 1
D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VOT-PVB
Campgate with three rows, two turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
P between turrets
RM in exergue
10mm x 12mm, 1.04g
RIC X, 2124 (R)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, Second Group, Rome, Officina 3
[D N VALENTINIA]NVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VOT-PVB
Campgate with three rows, two turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
T between turrets
RM in exergue
12mm x 14mm, 1.35g
RIC X, 2124 (R)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, Second Group, Variety A, Rome, Officina 3
D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VOT-PVB
Campgate with four rows, two turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
T between turrets
RM in exergue
13mm, 1.92g
RIC X, 2124 (R)
Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 134, Lot 455, March 2006; Ex Marc Poncin Collection


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, Second Group, Variety A, Rome, Officina 4
D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VOT-PVB
Campgate with three rows, two turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
Q between turrets
RM in exergue
12mm x 13mm, 1.77g
RIC X, 2124 (R)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, Second Group, Variety A, Rome, Officina 4
D N VALENTIN[IANVS P F AVG]
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VOT-PVB
Campgate with four rows, two turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
Q between turrets
RM in exergue
10mm x 12mm, 1.28g
RIC X, 2124 (R)
Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 134, Lot 455, March 2006; Ex Marc Poncin Collection


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, Second Group, Variety A, Rome, Officina 3
D N VALENTINIANVS P F A
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VOT-PVB
Campgate with four rows, two turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
T between turrets
RM in exergue
13mm x 14mm, 1.40g
RIC X, 2124v (R for type)
Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 134, Lot 455, March 2006; Ex Marc Poncin Collection

Note: Variant for obverse legend - RIC does not list this obverse legend variant


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, Second Group, Variety B, Rome, Officina ?
D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VOT-PVB
Campgate with four rows, surmounted by pellets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
No apparent officina mark between turrets
RM in exergue
12mm x 14mm, 1.29g
RIC X, 2126 (R)
Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 134, Lot 455, March 2006; Ex Marc Poncin Collection


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, Second Group, Variety B, Rome, Officina 2
D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VOT-PVB
Campgate with seven rows, surmounted by stacked pellets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
S between pellets
RM in exergue
12mm, 1.48g
RIC X, 2126 (R)
Ex CNG Electronic Auction 120, Lot 312, August 2005; Ex Tony Hardy Collection


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, Second Group, Variety B, Rome, Officina 2
D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VOT-PVB
Campgate with seven rows, surmounted by stacked pellets with line between, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
S between pellets
RM in exergue
13mm x 14mm, 1.31g
RIC X, 2126 (R)
Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 134, Lot 455, March 2006; Ex Marc Poncin Collection


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, Second Group, Rome, Officina 1
D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VOT / XX
Legend enclosed within wreath terminating in large pellet
P in exergue
11mm x 12mm, 1.40g
RIC X, 2130 (S)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, Second Group, Rome, Officina 4
D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VOT / . / XX
Legend enclosed within wreath terminating in large pellet
Q in exergue
12mm x 13mm, 1.83g
RIC X, 2130 (S)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, Second Group, Rome, Officina 1 or 4
D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VOT / . / XX
Legend enclosed within wreath terminating in large pellet
P or Q in exergue
13mm, 1.31g
RIC X, 2130 (S)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, Second Group, Rome, Officina 1
D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTOR_IA A[VGG]
Two Victories standing facing each other, holding wreath between them
P in upper middle field
RM in exergue
12mm x 13mm, 1.41g
RIC X, 2131 (R)

Note: The difference between 2131 and 2132 is 2131 has finer style and 2132 has normal style. Somewhat subjective, but looking at Plate 53, there is a difference and 2131 has a nice exergual line, the Victories are a little wider apart and the wreath more pronounced.


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, Second Group, Rome, Officina 3
[D N] VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
[VICTOR]_IA AV[GG]
Two Victories standing facing each other, holding wreath between them
T in upper middle field
[RM] in exergue
10mm, 1.34g
RIC X, 2132 (S)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, Second Group, Rome, Officina 2
D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
[VICT]OR_IA AVGG
Victory advancing left, trophy over shoulder, dragging captive with left
S in left field
[RM] in exergue
12mm x 13mm, 0.99g
RIC X, 2133 (R2)

Note: It appears as though Victory is holding a wreath, but that is the letter O in the legend and the staff end of the trophy is visible in the right hand under the O and the other end is visible to the left of the I.


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, Third Group, Rome
D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VOT / X . X
Legend enclosed within wreath terminating in large empty circle
RM in exergue
11mm x 12mm, 1.37g
RIC X, 2136 (R3)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, Third Group, Rome
[ D] N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICT[OR]_IA AVGG
Victory advancing left, head right, trophy in right hand over shoulder, dragging captive with left
Christogram in left field
RM in exergue
11mm x 13mm, 0.70g
RIC X, 2137 (R4)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, Third Group, Rome
D N V[ALENTINIANVS] P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
[VI]CTOR_IA A[VGG]
Victory advancing left, head right, trophy in right hand over shoulder, dragging captive with left
Christogram in left field
[RM] in exergue
11mm, 1.57g
RIC X, 2137 (R4)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, Third Group, Rome
D N VA[LENTINIANVS P F AVG]
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTOR[_IA AVGG]
Victory advancing left, head right, wreath in right hand, dragging captive with left
Christogram in left field
[RM] in exergue
10mm, 0.82g
RIC X, 2138 (S)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V2 obverse, Third Group, Rome (?)
[D N VALENTI]NIANVS P [F AVG]
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VIC[TOR_IA AVGG]
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
Cross in left field
No exergual mark
9mm x 10mm, 0.83g
RIC X, --

Note: RIC does not list a series with a cross in the field and empty exergue. The only reverse type with Christogram in the field is Victory dragging captive. The finer style of this specimen and the flan fabric suggests the Third Group before the change to the thick and rougher flan types. cf. RIC 2138-2139 for style and reverse.


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, First Group, without mint marks, Rome
[D N VALENTINIANO P F] AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VOT / XV
Legend enclosed within wreath without termination
11mm x 12mm, 1.28g
RIC X, 2140 (S)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, First Group, without mint marks, Rome
[D N VALEN]TIN AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VOT / XV
Legend enclosed within wreath terminating in large pellet
12mm x 14mm, 1.79g
RIC X, 2140 variant (S)

Note: Variant for obverse legend - D N VALENTINIANO P F AVG or D N VAL_EN P F AVG expected


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, First Group, without mint marks, Rome
[D N] VAL_EN AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
(No legend)
Cross pattee (?) enclosed within wreath with no apparent termination
9mm x 10mm, 0.53g
RIC X, 2145 (C)

Note: The reverse on this example is in finer style than the following examples with clear cross potent reverses.


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, First Group, without mint marks, Rome
D N VAL_[EN AVG]
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
(No legend)
Cross potent enclosed within wreath with no apparent termination
11mm x 12mm, 1.28g
RIC X, 2145 (C)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, First Group, without mint marks, Rome
D N V[AL_EN] AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
(No legend)
Cross potent enclosed within wreath terminating in small pellet
9mm x 11mm, 1.14g
RIC X, 2145 (C)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, First Group, without mint marks, Rome
[D N VAL_EN AVG]
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
(No legend)
Cross potent enclosed within wreath, termination unknown (off-center, off-flan)
9mm x 10mm, 1.17g
RIC X, 2145 (C); Wroth 183


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, First Group, without mint marks, Rome
[D N VAL_E]N P F A[VG]
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
(No legend)
Cross potent enclosed within wreath with no apparent termination
10mm x 12mm, 0.66g
RIC X, 2145 (C)

Note: At 0.66g, this may be a North African Vandals imitative example of RIC 2145.


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, First Group, without mint marks, Rome
D N VA[L_EN] AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICT_O_RI AVG
Figure (emperor or Roma?) standing facing, head left, globe upward in right hand, spear in left, cloak spread behind
12mm x 13mm, 1.44g
RIC X, 2148 (C)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, First Group, without mint marks, Rome
D N VA[L_EN] AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICT[O_RI] AVG
Figure (emperor or Roma?) standing facing, head left, globe upward in right hand, spear in left, cloak spread behind
11mm x 13mm, 2.17g
RIC X, 2148 (C)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, First Group, without mint marks, Rome
D N [VAL_]EN AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
[VICTO_]RI AVG
Figure (emperor or Roma?) standing facing, head left, globe upward in right hand, spear in left, cloak spread behind
10mm x 11mm, 1.49g
RIC X, 2148 (C)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, First Group, without mint marks, Rome
[D N VAL_]IAN A
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
[VICTO_RI] AVGG
Figure (emperor or Roma?) standing facing, head left, globe upward in right hand, spear in left, cloak spread behind
10mm x 12mm, 1.20g
RIC X, 2148 variant (C)

Note: The obverse legend is slightly blundered and the reverse should be AVG, not AVGG. Although AVGG is known for a similar reverse type, it is for Avitus or Majorian and the emperor's left hand is resting on a shield and the spear is in his right hand.


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, First Group, without mint marks, Rome
[D N VAL_]IN A AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICT[O_R]I AVG
Figure (emperor or Roma?) standing facing, head left, globe upward in right hand, spear in left
12mm x 13mm, 1.81g
RIC X, 2148 variant (C)

Note: The obverse legend is slightly blundered and the figure on the reverse should be wearing a cloak spread behind. This specimen may be a variant of 2148 or an imitative piece of exceptionally good style. The flan is typical of official coins of this period.


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, Second Group, usually with mint marks, Rome
D N VAL[EN AVG]
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTO_RI AVG
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
RO in exergue
11mm x 12mm, 1.30g
RIC X, 2154 variant (S)

Note: Variant for reverse attribute - cross expected in left field


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, Second Group, usually with mint marks, Rome
D N VA[L_E]N AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICT[O_R]I AVG
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
ROM in exergue
10mm x 13mm, 2.40g
RIC X, 2154 variant (S)

Note: Variant for reverse attribute - cross expected in left field


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, Second Group, usually with mint marks, Rome
D N VALIN_TINANO
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTO-AVGVS
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
Cross in left field
ROM in exergue
12mm x 13mm, 1.22g
RIC X, 2155 (S)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, Second Group, usually with mint marks, Rome
[D N VALENTI]NIANI
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTO-A[VGVS]
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
Christogram in left field
RM (?) in exergue
11mm x 13mm, 1.79g
RIC X, 2155 variant (S)

Note: Variant for obverse legend - expected legend is D N VALENTINIANO etc. and cross expected in left field


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, Second Group, usually with mint marks, Rome
D N VALENTINIANO AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTO-AVG[VS]
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
R in exergue
12mm x 13mm, 0.99g
RIC X, 2157 (S)

Note: There is a lot of variation in the exergual mark for this series


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, Second Group, usually with mint marks, Rome
D N VA[LENTINIANO AVG]
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTO[-AVGVS]
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
Exergue off flan
10mm x 12mm, 0.90g
RIC X, 2157 (S)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, Second Group, usually with mint marks, Rome
[D N VALE]NTINIA
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTO-AVGV[S]
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
Exergue off flan
11mm x 13mm, 1.89g
RIC X, 2157 variant (S)

Note: RIC does not list an obverse legend similar to this abbreviated variation.


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, Second Group, usually with mint marks, Rome
D N VA_[LEN AVG]
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VIC[TO-]AVG
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
ROM in exergue
10mm x 11mm, 1.79g
RIC X, 2158 (S)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, Second Group, usually with mint marks, Rome
[D N VALENTI]N
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
CAS_TRA
Campgate with one row, two turrets, no doors, star above
ROL in exergue
11mm x 12mm, 1.39g
RIC X, 2160 (C)


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, Second Group, usually with mint marks, Rome
D N VAL_EN[TINIANVS AVG]
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
CAS_[TRA]
Campgate with three rows, two turrets, no doors, star above
R[OMA] in exergue
10mm x 12mm, 1.25g
RIC X, 2160 (C)
Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 134, Lot 455, March 2006; Ex Marc Poncin Collection


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, Second Group, usually with mint marks, Rome
[ D N VAL_EN]TINA AV (ligate)
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
KAS_[TRA]
Campgate with three rows, two turrets, no doors, star above
[RM] in exergue (?)
10mm x 13mm, 1.45g
RIC X, 2160 variant (CAS_TRA reverse legend)
Ex Gert Boersema Coins, VCoins, September 2008


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, Second Group, usually with mint marks, Rome
D N VAL_ENTINIANVS AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
KA_TRA
Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above
[ROMA or similar] in exergue
13mm, 1.57g
RIC X, 2160 variant (CAS_TRA reverse legend)
Ex Gert Boersema Coins, VCoins, October 2008


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, Second Group, usually with mint marks, Rome
D N VA[LEN]TIN AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
[C]RI_TR[A]
Campgate with three rows, two turrets, no doors, star above
Exergue off flan, but should be ROMA (or variant)
11mm x 12mm, 1.76g
RIC X, 2161 (C)
Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 134, Lot 455, March 2006; Ex Marc Poncin Collection


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, Second Group, usually with mint marks, Rome
D N VA[LENTI]N A
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
CRA_TRAN
Campgate with three rows, two turrets, no doors, no visible star above
ROM in exergue
11mm x 12mm, 1.46g
RIC X, 2161 (C)
Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 134, Lot 455, March 2006; Ex Marc Poncin Collection


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, Second Group, usually with mint marks, Rome
D N VA[LENTIN..]
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
CRA_TR[A]
Campgate with three rows, two turrets, no doors, star above
ROM in exergue
11mm x 13mm, 2.35g
RIC X, 2161 (C)
Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 134, Lot 455, March 2006; Ex Marc Poncin Collection


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, Second Group, usually with mint marks, Rome
D N V[AL_CN AVG]
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
CAS_VIC
Campgate with three rows, two turrets, no doors, star above
10mm x 12mm, 0.83g
RIC X, 2163 (C)
Ex Gert Boersema Coins, VCoins, September 2008


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, Second Group, usually with mint marks, Rome
[ D N VAL]_CN A[VG]
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
CAS_VIC
Campgate with three rows, two turrets, no doors, star above
11mm x 13mm, 1.10g
RIC X, 2163 (C)
Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 134, Lot 455, March 2006; Ex Marc Poncin Collection


Valentinian III, AE4, 425-c.435, First Period, V10/V11 obverse, rough fabric and style, Second Group, usually with mint marks, Rome
D N VAL_CN AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
CAI_OYC
Campgate with three rows, two turrets, no doors, star above
11mm x 12mm, 1.59g
RIC X, 2163 variant (C)
Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 134, Lot 455, March 2006; Ex Marc Poncin Collection

Note: The reverse legend is expected to be CAS(T)-VIC or variant


Boniface in the name of Valentinian III?, AE4, 427?, North Africa?
[IN]BICTI[SSIMO]
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
INBICTISS_IM[O]
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
Cross in left field
11mm, 1.08g
RIC X, 2167 (R4)

Note: RIC describes 2167 as "anonymous, possibly after the death of Valentinian III" with Rome as a possible mint. More recent research on the types with INBICTISSIMO legends suggests the possibility of Boniface, loyal to the house of Theodosius during the usurpation of Johannes and would place these coins in North Africa, possibly Carthage. Coins with this legend are extremely rare, thus undetermined in RIC as to where and by whom they were produced.

*** Not in RIC ***


Boniface or Flavio Ardabur Aspar in the name of Valentinian III?, AE4, 427? or 432-435?, North Africa? or Anonymous Issue possibly after the death of Valentinian III, AE4, Rome (?)
INBICTI[SSIMO]
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
TOV / VX
Legend enclosed within wreath terminating in large pellet
11mm x 13mm, 1.70g
RIC X, --

Note: RIC 2167 and associated footnotes all have variations of the INBICTISSIMO obverse or reverse legend, but a reverse type of Victory advancing left with wreath and palm-branch, sometimes with cross in field. The retrograde reverse legend on this piece begs the question if this is an official coin engraved incorrectly or an imitative type copying an excessively rare official issue. More recent research suggests this coin may be a product of North Africa in the name of Valentinian III, but is even more unusual as the INBICTISSIMO legend may be attested to Boniface, but the known TOV / VX reverse is more likely Flavio Ardabur Aspar. Certainly an intriguing coin and requires much more research and deserves publication.


Period of Valentinian III (?) by North African Vandals (?), AE4
(No legend)
Campgate with three rows, top off flan, no doors
(No legend)
Cross potent within wreath terminating in pellet
9mm x 10mm, 0.72g
Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 134, Lot 455, March 2006; Ex Marc Poncin Collection


Period of Valentinian III (?) by North African Vandals (?), AE4
...VG (?)
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
(No legend)
Thoth (?) Anubis (?) Anthromorphic eagle (?) Victory (?) standing facing, head left, wings (?) spread within wreath
9mm x 10mm, 0.45g
Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 134, Lot 455, March 2006; Ex Marc Poncin Collection