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Valerius Valens
Augustus  AD 316

Gaius Aurelius Valerius Valens.

Aurelius Valerius Valans served as frontier commander of Lower Moesia under Licinius. When, in 316, the latter provoked the first clash with Constantine, he decided that he also need a colleague and proclaimed Valens as Augustus of the West in competition with Constantine. After Constantine won two major battles, however, and with them the war, Licinius cut his losses and arranged for a partition. Valens was left stranded and put to death. His time as Augustus being extremely short, few coins in his name were struck. Those that have survived are highly prized.

Mints: Alexandria, Cyzicus.

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