• Ancient Roman Empire, Bronze Coin


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    This is a small bronze coin issued by the Roman Emperor Valentenian I in AD 364 to 375).

    It is about 18mm across.

    The observe has a right facing bust of the emperor w/ diadem.

    The reverse shows the winged figure of Victoria advancing left with a wreath.

    This Coin Has An Interesting Story: Victoria was revered by the Roman military, and was in a perennial favorite on Roman coins. When the empire became Christian in the early 300s, most Pagan symbols were removed from coinage, but Victoria remained.