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bpv_219525 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien XF
95.00 €(Approx. 113.05$ | 82.65£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 259-260
Mint name / Town : Viminacium
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 5,61 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire parfaitement centré sur un flan très épais. Joli revers. Fine patine grise
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP GALLIENVS P AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Gallien à droite drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B01).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Gallienus Pius Augustus", (L'empereur Gallien pieux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONCORDIAE MILITVM.
Reverse description : La Concorde debout à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et une double corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Concordiae Militum", (La Concorde de l’armée).

Commentary


Poids très lourd. Avec son argenture. Rubans de type 3. Portrait particulier. C’est la première fois que nous proposons ce type pour Viminacium !.

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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