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brm_391957 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien AU
100.00 €(Approx. 110.00$ | 84.00£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 267-268
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,25 g.
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré au droit avec un superbe portrait de style fin. Belle patine verte aux reflets métalliques
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/ -|-// S.
Reverse description : Chèvre passant à droite.
Reverse translation : “Iovi Conservatori Augusti”, (À Jupiter le protecteur de l'auguste).

Commentary


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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