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E-auction 262-184702 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien AU
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Estimate : 55 €
Price : 18 €
Maximum bid : 19 €
End of the sale : 23 April 2018 14:09:00
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 265-266
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,32 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire parfaitement centré sur un petit flan mince. Superbe portrait. 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 : FORTVNA REDVX/ -|(SIGMA).
Reverse description : Fortuna (la Fortune) debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant un gouvernail de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Fortuna Redux”, (La Fortune qui fait revenir).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 1. A conservé l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle !.

Historical background


Gallien

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

Co-emperor with Valerian I. (07/253-06/260)

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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