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brm_230431 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien AU/XF
45.00 €(Approx. 54.00$ | 40.50£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 260-261
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 100 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,22 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait. Joli revers sur un flan légèrement taché. Patine grise acvec des reflets métalliques dorés
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 : PA-X - AVG/ V|-// -.
Reverse description : Pax (la Paix) drapée, debout à gauche,, brandissant un rameau d’olivier de la main droite et un long sceptre transversal de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pax Augusti”, (La Paix de l’auguste).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3.

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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