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Valentinian Silver Coin


     This is a silver coin, perhaps a denarius, dating from the reign of Valentinian I (364 to 375).
     The coin features a bust of the emperor facing toward the right on the obverse. The legend on the obverse reads: DN VALEN[TINIANVS] PF AVG, translated as Dominus Noster (Our Lord) Valentinian Pius Felix (Dutiful and Wise) Augustus (Emporer). The reverse shows the emporer walking toward the right, holding a labarum, a type of standard, in his left hand and dragging a captive in his right hand. Although it is difficult to discern, the legend on the reverse reads: GLORIA ROMANORVM, meaning "Glory of the Romans".