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brm_278896 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien XF
35.00 €(Approx. 41.65$ | 30.45£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 265-266
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,73 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire frappé sur un flan large et ovale, bien centré des deux cotés. Joli portrait et beau revers mais petites taches vertes. Patine marron aux reflets métalliques
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : MART-I PACIFERO/ A|-.
Reverse description : Mars debout à gauche, tenant une branche d’olivier de la main droite et s’appuyant sur un bouclier de la gauche ; sa haste repose sur son bras gauche.
Reverse translation : “Marti Pacifero”, (À Mars le pacificateur).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Rubans de type 1.

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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