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brm_230478 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien AU
55.00 €(Approx. 64.90$ | 50.05£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 267-268
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,29 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 11e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine gris métallique avec des reflets dorés. Conserve une partie de son brillant de frappe
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 : DIANAE CONS AVG/ -|-// XI.
Reverse description : Gazelle passant à droite.
Reverse translation : “Dianæ Conservatori Augusti”, (À Diane, la protectrice de l'auguste).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Sans argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 1 aux extrémités bouletées. Émission dite du "bestiaire".

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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