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brm_911296 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien MS/AU
110.00 €(Approx. 117.70$ | 93.50£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 267-268
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,23 g.
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Superbe monnaie avec un droit de toute beauté, très bien venue. Agréable patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : GALLIENVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête radiée de Gallien à droite (O).
Obverse translation : “Gallienus Augustus”, (Gallien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IOVI CONS AVG/.
Reverse description : Chèvre passant à gauche.
Reverse legend : -|-// s.
Reverse translation : “Iovi Conservatori Augusti”, (À Jupiter le protecteur de l'auguste).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Émission dite du "bestiaire".

Historical background


GALLIENUS

(07/253-08 or 09/268)

Augustus

Gallien, the son of Valérien I, was born in 218. He was immediately associated by his father with power and was in charge of the West, while his father went to the East. He won a brilliant victory over the Germans and consolidated the Rheno-Danubian limes. After the capture of Valérien in the East, Gallien must face on all fronts. The empire breaks up. Gaul, Spain, Germania and Brittany secede with Postum who first eliminated Salonin, the son of Gallien. It is the usurpation of Macrianus and Quietus in the East. Gallien will spend the last eight years of his life trying to put the pieces of this empire back together. 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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