Valentinian III. Solidus Mint state

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Valentinian III; 23 Oct 425-16 March 455. Ravenna, c. 425-455 AD. Solidus 4.30g. DO-841.

Obv: DNPLAVALENTI NIANVSPFAVG, Bust right with rosette diadem.
 
Rv: VICTORI AAVGGG, Emperor standing facing, holding cross and globe surmounted by
 
Victory, his right foot on head of human-headed serpent. R V in field.  
 
CONOB in ex.
 
Ex Coin Galleries, 14 Feb 1996, lot 13  
 
 
        Paulus wrote his "opinions". Diocletian preserved the traditions of classical legal science in the"collections". Valentinian III, his law of citations in 426, which laid down rules for the employment of classical juristic writings in court. Then Theodosius II in 438, considered the code of imperial statutes from 312 which formed part of a general scheme of codifying legislation. Justinian I, 528-534, and his code/digest contains all known of Roman legal institutions. All summarized and simplified Roman law for the barbarian West.
     St. Augustine 354-430, died during the reign of Valentinian III. He was born in Tagaste in Africa and was raised in the Church (due to his mother's influence) but quickly fell into licentiousness & heresy. "My sins increase like a rolling snowball," he wrote in his Confessions. His mother, St. Monica, constantly prayed for his conversion. At the age of 33 he was baptized by the Bishop of Milan, St. Ambrose. He went to Africa & was elected Bishop of Hippo. There, Augustine devoted himself to a heroic regimen of preaching & writing in defense of the Faith. One of the most prolific writers ever to have lived, he is one of the greatest doctors of the Church.
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