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brm_520509 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien MS/AU
380.00 €(Approx. 429.40$ | 326.80£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 265
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 100 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,27 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Buste de Gallien fantastique. Revers inhabituel bien venu à la frappe. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et la plus grande partie de coupant d’origine
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Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Rauch e-live 19, n° 390

Obverse


Obverse legend : GALLIENVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Gallien à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : “Gallienus Augustus”, (Gallien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P XIII C VI P P.
Reverse description : Lion passant à gauche, une dépouille de boeuf entre les pattes.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunitia Potestate tertium decimum Consul sextum Pater Patriae”, (Grand pontide revêtu de la treizième puissance tribunicienne, consul pour la sixième fois, père de la patrie).

Commentary


Poids très lourd. Rubans de type 3.

Historical background


Gallien

(07/253-08 or 09/268) Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus

August (06/260-08 ou 09/268)

Gallienus, son of Valerian I, was born in 218. He immediately joined by his father to power and charge the West, while his father went to East. He won a brilliant victory over the Germans and consolidate the Rhine-Danube limes. After the capture of Valerian in the East, Gallien faces on all fronts. The empire broke. Gaul, Spain, Germany and Britain secede with Posthumus that was first eliminated Salonin, the son of Gallienus. It is the usurpation of Macrian and Quietus in the East. Gallien will spend the last eight years of his life trying to put the pieces of this empire. Finally, he was assassinated in September 268 under the walls of Milan while besieging Aureolus, the master of the cavalry, who had revolted.

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