Coin Catalogue

Galeria Valeria ? – 315 A.D

Valeria was the daughter of Diocletian. To legitimize Diocletian’s new scheme of dividing the empire into two halves, he had his daughter marry Galerius and move to the Eastern headquarters. Her marriage to Galerius was apparently an unhappy one and when he died his successor, Maximinus, attempted to marry her to cement his own power. Because this was evidently another marriage of convenience she refused and he exiled her to a remote village. He too died soon after and was succeeded by Licinius who, in turn, still bore her ill will over her spurning Maximinus. He had sent for her to have her executed but she had already vanished months before. She was eventually captured in Thessalonica where it was discovered she was seeking passage back to Italy in search of her father. She and her sister were unceremoniously beheaded and dumped in a river ending her unhappy life.




SPAN class=”paragrafo”>AU Binio


RIC 33 (Serdica), Depeyrot 9/2 Binio Obv: GALVALERIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right on crescent.
Rev: VENERIVICTRICI Exe: /(backwards Σ)/•SM•SD• – Venus standing left, holding apple and raising skirt. [The backwards Σ by Jupiter’s feet is actually the Greek reversed Sigma which stood for 60, as in 60 Aurei to the Roman pound]. 308 (Serdica). $26,481 2/18/02.




RIC 34 (Serdica), Depeyrot 6/3, C 1 Binio Obv: GALVALERIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right on crescent.
Rev: VENERIVICTRICI Exe: (backwards Σ)/•SM•SD• – Venus standing left, holding apple and raising skirt. 307-308 (Serdica). $37,344 12/15/02.





AU Aureus


RIC 53 (Nicomedia), Depeyrot 13/1, C 1 Aureus Obv: GALVALERIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right.
Rev: VENERIVICTRICI Exe: SMN – Venus standing left, holding apple and raising skirt. 308-310 (Nicomedia).





AE Follis


RIC 36 (Thessalonica) Follis Obv: GALVALERIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right.
Rev: VENERIVICTRICI Exe: //•SM•TS• – Venus standing left, holding apple and raising skirt. 308-311 (Thessalonica).




RIC 38 (Cyzicus) Follis Obv: GALVALERIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right.
Rev: VENERIVICTRICI Exe: MK – Venus standing left, holding apple and raising skirt. c.308 (Cyzicus).




RIC 41 (Serdica) Follis Obv: GALVALERIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right.
Rev: VENERIVICTRICI //•SM•SD• – Venus standing left, holding apple and raising skirt. 307-308 (Serdica).




RIC 43 (Heraclea) Follis Obv: GALVALERIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right.
Rev: VENERIVICTRICI Exe: HT – Venus standing left, holding apple and raising skirt. 310 (Heraclea).




RIC 46 (Cyzicus) Follis Obv: GALVALERIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right.
Rev: VENERIVICTRICI Exe: /MKV – Venus standing left, holding apple and raising skirt. 308-309 (Cyzicus).




RIC 50 (Heraclea) Follis Obv: GALVALERIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right.
Rev: VENERIVICTRICI /HT – Venus standing left, holding apple and raising skirt. c.310 (Heraclea).




RIC 57 (Nicomedia) Follis Obv: GALVALERIAAVG – Draped bust right.
Rev: VENERIVICTRICICMH Exe: SMN – Venus standing left, holding apple and raising skirt.




RIC 58 (Cyzicus) Follis Obv: GALVALERIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right.
Rev: VENERIVICTRICI Exe: //MKV – Venus standing left, holding apple and raising skirt. 309-310 (Cyzicus).




RIC 63 (Heraclea) Follis Obv: GALVALERIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right.
Rev: VENERIVICTRICI Exe: //HT – Venus standing left, holding apple and raising skirt.




RIC 81 (Alexandria) Follis Obv: GALVALERIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right.
Rev: VENERIVICTRICI Exe: A over X/K/ALE – Venus standing left, holding apple and raising skirt.




RIC 98 (Antioch) Follis Obv: GALVALERIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right.
Rev: VENERIVICTRICI Exe: over /ANT – Venus standing left, holding apple and raising skirt. $14 5/17/02.




RIC 110 (Alexandria) Follis Obv: GALVALERIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right.
Rev: VENERIVICTRICI Exe: K over /P/ALE – Venus standing left, holding apple and raising skirt.




RIC 115 (Antioch) Follis Obv: GALVALERIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right.
Rev: VENERIVICTRICI Exe: O over /ANT• – Venus standing left, holding apple and raising skirt.




RIC 129 (Alexandria) Follis Obv: GALVALERIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right.
Rev: VENERIVICTRICI Exe: over K/ over P/ALE – Venus standing left, holding apple and raising skirt.




RIC 211 (Siscia) Follis Obv: GALVALERIAAVG – Draped bust right.
Rev: VENERIVICTRICI Exe: //SIS – Venus standing left, holding apple and raising skirt. c.310-311 (Siscia).



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