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brm_226217 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien XF
55.00 €(Approx. 67.10$ | 47.30£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 259-260
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,55 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire parfaitement venu à la frappe au revers mais mou au droit. Flan très mince. Fine patine grise
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Obverse


Obverse legend : GALLIENVS. P. F. AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Gallien à droite vu de trois quarts en avant (B).
Obverse translation : “Gallienus Pius Felix Augustus”, (Gallien pieux et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICT GER-MANICA.
Reverse description : La Victoire marchant à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Germanica”, (La Victoire germanique).

Commentary


Poids très léger.

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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