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brm_235438 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien XF
25.00 €(Approx. 27.50$ | 22.00£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 264-265
Mint name / Town : Milan
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 100 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,87 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré sur un flan ovale. Beau portrait et usure régulière. Patine marron foncé
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Obverse


Obverse legend : GALLIENVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête radiée de Gallien à droite, avec pan de paludamentum sur l’épaule gauche (O2).
Obverse translation : "Gallienus Augustus", (Gallien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIRTV-S AVG// P.
Reverse description : Virtus (la Virilité), casquée et vêtue militairement debout à gauche, tenant une haste renversée de la main droite et appuyée sur son bouclier de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Virtus Augusti", (La Virilité 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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