Type 11: AE3. FELICITAS ROMANORVM
Victory advancing left with wreath and palm. [The type of
SECVRITAS REPVBLICAE (type 6)
but the legend FELICITAS ROMANORVM.]
Obverse bust can be right or left.
Image courtesy of John
Valentinian II or I (see comments below)
RIC photos: G-VII.11 (bust right), G-VII.10 (bust left).
RIC is unclear whether the unique coin with "DN VALENTINIANVS PF
AVG" legend is of the first or second Valentinian. It is listed under a
period of the second, but with a special legend more appropriate for
first. It is "R5" and without a photo. The arrangment is not certain.
[The bust left type is] "outside the mainstream of currency coinage
and marks some special issue." RIC p. xxxiv
Cayon Vn 111 (0), G-68 (0), V2-60 (0).
Hunter 78.36 (the legend on the left is missing and on the right
is very worn -- uncertain. Type 6 is issued from Aquileia so the
alone is insufficient to tell.)
See also LRBC plate II.100
18 mm. 2.01 grams
Reverse legend flat at "FE" of FELICITAS
and mintmark extremely weak.
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