Valentinian III Emperor of the Roman Empire from 425 to 455.
Flavius Placidius Valentinianus Augustus was Western Roman Emperor from 425 to 455.

Appointed when he was only two years old, Valentinian had excellent ancestry - he was the son, grandson, great-grandson, cousin, and nephew (twice over) of Roman Emperors.

This was of little help to him; his reign is marked by the dismemberment of the Western Empire. By the time of his death, virtually all of North Africa, all of western Spain, and the majority of Gaul had passed out of Roman hands. He is described as spoiled, pleasure-loving, and heavily influenced by sorcerers and astrologers.

He was assassinated in 455, and succeeded by Patronius Maximus.
Valentinian III
An AE Nummus struck 425-455 AD in Rome
Obverse: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: VICTORIA AVGG, Victory advancing left holding wreath, T in left field

Diameter: 14 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 1.8 g


RIC 2121
An AU Solidus struck 426-430 AD in Ravenna
Obverse: rosette-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N PLA VALENTI_NIANVS P F AVG

Reverse: Valentinian III facing, holding long cross and Victory on globe left, stepping on the human-headed serpent with closed-coiled; VICTORI_A AVGGG / R_V / CON OB

Diameter: 20.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.4 g
No notes for this coin
RIC X Valentinian III 2011