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brm_417108 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien AU
95.00 €(Approx. 112.10$ | 84.55£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 259-260
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,80 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan mince et ovale bien centré. Très beau portrait de Gallien. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine de collection avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : GALLIENVS P. F. AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Gallien à gauche vu de trois quarts en avant avec bouclier et tenant une haste sur l'épaule gauche (F1).
Obverse translation : “Gallienus Pius Felix Augustus”, (Gallien pieux et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICT GE-R-MANICA.
Reverse description : La Victoire drapée, marchant à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un trophée de la main gauche ; un captif assis à gauche à ses pieds, les mains liées dans le dos.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Germanica”, (La Victoire germanique).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Légende ponctuée.

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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