Valens - Augustus of Imperium Romanum from 364 to 378
Flavius Julius Valens Augustus was Eastern Roman Emperor from 364 to 378.

He was given the eastern half of the empire by his brother Valentinian I after the latter's accession to the throne.

He was a careful administrator, but very suspicious of plots and without any military merit whatsoever.

In 378, Valens fought the combined forces of the Visigoths at Adrianople. The battle was a complete disaster; more than two-thirds of the Roman army was annihilated - and Valens dead.

He was succeeded by an inexperienced Gratian, only 19 years old.
Valens
Emperor Valens of the Roman Empire

(1) Valens 365-367 AD
Obverse: DN VALENS PF AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Valens in military attire advancing right, head left, dragging captive by the hair with right hand and holding labarum in left
Ref: Sear 19746
(2) Valens 367-372 AD
Obverse: DN VALENS PF AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Valens in military attire advancing right, head left, dragging captive by the hair with right hand and holding labarum in left
Ref: Sear 19741
(3) Valens 367-375 AD
Obverse: DN VALENS PF AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: SECVRITAS REIPUBLICAE, Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm, * F in left field, M in right
Ref: Sear 19835
(4) Valens 365-367 AD
Obverse: DN VALEN-S PF AVG, diademed and draped bust right
Reverse: SECVRITAS-REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm branch
Ref: Sear 19832
(5) Valens 367-370 A.D.
Obverse: DN VALENS PF AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE, Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm. Star in left field.
Ref: Thessalonica RIC 18b
(6) Valens 367-370 A.D.
Obverse: DN VALENS PF AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE, Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm. No fieldmarks.
Ref: Thessalonica RIC 18b, type i(a)
(7) Valens 364-378
Obverse: Draped and cuirassed bust right " DN VALENS PF AVG"
Reverse: within wreath "VOT X MVL XX"
Ref: RIC 33b
(8) Valens 369 AD
Obverse: DN VALENS P F AVG, Bust of Valens facing right, wearing pearl diadem, cuirass, and drapery
Reverse: GLORIA REIPVBLICAE, Roma and Constantinople facing each other, each holding a scepter and together holding a shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X; SMNI in exergue
Ref: RIC IX 13b.2 var.
(9) Valens 364-367 AD
Obverse: pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N VALEN_S P F AVG
Reverse: Valens advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum; GLORIA RO_MANORVM / OF _ II / CONST
Ref: RIC IX Arles 7d, type ii(b)
(10) Valens 364-367 AD
Obverse: pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N VALEN_S P F AVG
Reverse: Valens advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum; GLORIA RO_MANORVM / ·BSISC
Ref: RIC IX Siscia 5b, type ii
(11) Valens 364-367 AD
Obverse: pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N VALEN_S P F AVG
Reverse: Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm; SECVRITAS__REIPVBLICAE / ·ASISC
Ref: RIC IX Siscia 7b, type ii
(12) Valens 364-367 AD
Obverse: pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N VALEN_S P F AVG
Reverse: Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm; SECVRITAS__REIPVBLICAE / TESΔ
Ref: RIC IX Thessalonica 18b/27b, type i
(13) Valens 364-367 AD
Obverse: pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N VALEN_S P F AVG
Reverse: Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm; SECVRITAS__REIPVBLICAE / * above A / ·ASISC
Ref: RIC IX Siscia 7b, type v
(14) Valens 367-375 AD
Obverse: pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N VALEN_S P F AVG
Reverse: Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm; SECVRITAS__REIPVBLICAE / A _ wreath / TES
Ref: RIC IX Thessalonica 18b/27b, type x...
(15) Valens 367-375 AD
Obverse: pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N VALEN_S P F AVG
Reverse: Valens advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum; GLORIA RO_MANORVM / * _ * above B / TES
Ref: RIC IX Thessalonica 26b, type xvii
(16) Valens 364-367 AD
Obverse: draped and cuirassed pearl-diademed bust right; D N VALENS__P F AVG
Reverse: Victory holding wreath and palm branch; SECVRITAS__REIPVBLICAE / ANT?
Ref: RIC IX Antioch 12b
(17) Valens 364-367 AD
Obverse: draped and cuirassed pearl-diademed bust right; D N VALENS__P F AVG
Reverse: Victory holding wreath and palm branch; SECVRITAS__REIPVBLICAE / ANTΔ
Ref: RIC IX Antioch 12b
(18) Valens 367-375 AD
Obverse: pearl-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N VALEN_S P F AVG
Reverse: Valens advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum; GLORIA RO_MANORVM / wreath _ • over A / TES
Ref: RIC IX Thessalonica 26b, type xxi (...