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Valentinian II. (375-392 AD) c 378-383 AD.
Gold solidus.
Flavius Valentinianus (Valentinian II) was born c 371 and died 15 May 392 was Roman Emperor from 375 to 392 A.D. He was the son of Emperor Valentinian I and his second wife, Justina and the half-brother of Gratian. (Gratian was Valentinian I’s son with Marina Severa. Valentinian I divorced Severa before he ascended to the throne in order to marry Justina the, widow of the usurper Magnentius). Valentinian I died in 375 after a hemorrhagic stroke while in the Danube region. Valentinian I’s generals acclaimed the four-year old boy Augustus in 375 half-brother and Gratian as regent. Gratian was murdered in Lugdunum in 383. General Arbogastes, who aligned with Theodoisos, undermined all imperial authority having Valentinian II strangled on May 15th, 392 at the age of 21. Obverse Valentinian is draped, cuirassed and wearing pearl diadem D N VALENTINANVS IVN P F AVG. Reverse two diademed and togate emperors holding a globe between them and a palm branch in field between their legs. Victory between is their heads, VICTOR—IA AVGG, TESOB.
Mint: Thessalonica
Provenance: Private acquisition *

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