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brm_272146 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien AU/XF
95.00 €(Approx. 113.05$ | 84.55£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 257-258
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,08 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier, idéalement centré. Superbe portrait. Revers de frappe molle. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du trésor de Rocquencourt, numéros 2361 à 2364, avec son étiquette

Obverse


Obverse legend : IM GALLIENVS P F AVG GERM.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Gallien à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Gallienus Pius Felix Augustus Germanicus", (L'empereur Gallien pieux et heureux auguste germanique).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIRT-VS A-V-GG.
Reverse description : Virtus (la Virilité) casquée avançant à droite, vêtu militairement, tenant une enseigne de la main gauche sur l’épaule et une haste transversale de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Virtus Augustorum”, (la Virilité des augustes).

Commentary


Avec son argenture. Rubans de type 1.

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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