Roman Empire Gold Coin: Valentinian III, Ravenna (AD 425-455). Description: This gold solidus, measuring 21 mm in diameter and weighing 4.45 grams, originates from the reign of Valentinian III in the Western Roman Empire (425-455 AD). Minted in Ravenna between 426 and 430 AD, the obverse features a rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valentinian III facing front, with the legend D N PLA VALENTI-NIANVS P F AVG. On the reverse, the inscription VICTORI-A AVGGG accompanies an image of Valentinian III standing facing, holding a grounded cross in his right hand, while Victory stands to the left on a globe, extending her left hand.
Valentinian III's right foot rests on a human-headed serpent with a closed coil. The fields bear the letters R-V, and COMOB is inscribed in the exergue. Cataloged under RIC X 2011, this coin is an extraordinary piece of ancient history and numismatic art. Coin Condition: EF (Extremely Fine) - Exceptionally well-preserved, with sharp details and minimal signs of wear. Historical Significance: This coin represents the period of the last Roman emperor of the West, Valentinian III, providing a tangible connection to the final days of the Roman Empire.Authentication and Guarantee: While this coin is uncertified, its authenticity has been endorsed by knowledgeable specialists. Don't miss the chance to add this extraordinary piece of Roman history to your collection!