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Old Jun 1, 2008, 05:22 PM   #1
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Valens Solidus Lugdunum

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to share one of my favorite coins, a solidus of Valens minted in Lugdunum (365-366 A.D.)
Valens Solidus are not so rare for the Lugdunum mint (in Bastien 12 ex. for this one), but I have been unable to find any picture on the web; so I am posting this one ; this is the only roman gold coin that I have, a little bit expensive but surely with this type of coin, no regret !

Obverse: D N VALEN-S P F AVG
Reverse: RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICAE
Exergue : SMLVG
Bastien XVI - 6 (12 ex.) ; RIC 1c1
20 mm ; 4,41 gr ; 12 h.
Origin: France
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Old Jun 2, 2008, 06:17 AM   #2
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Lovely!

Truely an impressive coin and a rare mint for Valens to be represented; how and where to you obtain it?
Nice western style and surfaces. It's a KEEPER as we say.
Thank you for sharing the pic.
Sincerely,
Vincent
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Old Jun 2, 2008, 02:35 PM   #3
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Merci !

Thanks ! I am happy you like it ! I bought it from a french dealer from Montpellier: Jean-Luc Cougnard. A friendly person and a great professional; the coins that he offers are of high quality and at very fair price ! Especially, he had the nicest antoninianus from the Lugdunum mint I have ever seen. Same quality that the ones of the "Daniel Compas collection" sold by CGB in 2006. Unfortunately he has no web site yet.
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Old Jun 3, 2008, 07:17 AM   #4
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It is, indeed, nice to have a local source for coins, and for you hopefully he will not expand to the internet. Yes, I was forunate to also have such a dealer and acquired many reasonable priced coin from him.
If you are lucky again please show us some "eye candy" again!
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Stylistically, I find this piece to be very attractive. I love the uniqueness of Lugdunum issues. Thanks for sharing!

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a french dealer from Montpellier: Jean-Luc Cougnard. A friendly person and a great professional
One of the most knowledgeable French dealer in ancients (at least)!

Jérôme
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