Two solidi medallion of Valens to sell for $135,500 in Belgium?

A gold two solidi medallion of Roman ruler Valens is valued at $108,560-135,700 ahead of an archaeology and numismatics auction at the 51 Gallery in Brussels, Belgium.

The coin dates to circa AD 364-367 and was minted in the town of Aquileia in northern Italy. It is extremely rare, with only one other example known to have survived until the present day.

2 solidi medallion Valens
The medallion of Valens was minted in the town of Aquileia in around AD 364-367

Valens was the short-lived ruler of the Eastern Roman Empire from AD 364 until his defeat at the battle of Adrianopolis in AD 378.

The coin is in extremely fine condition, clearly struck and well centred - with a light reddish tone.

A silver dekadrachm of the Carthaginians, minted in Sicily in around 260 BC, is valued at $40,710-54,280.

silver dekadrachm Carthaginians
This example of the silver dekadrachm is among the finest known

The coin features the head of Tanit, the chief deity of Carthage, with a flying Pegasus on the reverse. It is among the finest known examples.

It displays the high relief and superb artistry that so impressed US president Theodore Roosevelt in the early 1900s that he commissioned the 1907 20 dollar gold piece - widely regarded as the most beautiful American coin ever produced.

Carthage was a great city on the site of modern day Tunisia that dominated trade in the Mediterranean from the 6th to the 3rd century BC.

The Carthiginians began minting coins towards the end of the 5th century BC to pay troops fighting against the Greeks in Sicily.

We have a range of rare coins available.

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