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E-auction 397-310015 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien VF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 42 €
Maximum bid : 76 €
End of the sale : 23 November 2020 14:04:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 261
Mint name / Town : Irregular mint
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 100 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,03 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan à ovale à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : GALLIENVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirasse de Gallien à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B).
Obverse translation : “Gallienus Augustus”, (Gallien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FECVNDITAS AVG.
Reverse description : Fecunditas (La Fécondité) debout à gauche, tenant une corne d'abondance de la main gauche et tendant la main droite à un enfant qui est placé devant elle.
Reverse translation : “Fecunditas Augustæ”, (La Fécondité de l’augusta).

Commentary


Rubans de type 1. Imitation hybride avec un revers destiné à Salonine . Semble complètement inédit et non recensé avec ce type de buste. Manque à tous les ouvrages consultés.

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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