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brm_657884 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien AU/XF
50.00 €(Approx. 58.50$ | 43.00£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 265-267
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,26 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Flan légèrement irrégulier, centré. Joli portrait de Gallien. Patine grise

Obverse


Obverse legend : GALLIENVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête radiée de Gallien à droite (O).
Obverse translation : “Gallienus Augustus”, (Gallien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VBERITAS AVG/ -|E// -.
Reverse description : Uberitas (la Fertilité) drapée debout à gauche, tenant une grappe de raisin de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Uberitas Augusti”, (La Fertilité de l’auguste).

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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