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brm_363271 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien XF
125.00 €(Approx. 135.00$ | 105.00£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 254
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 100 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,97 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centré avec un beau portrait inhabituel. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection R. Chevallier (1922-2015)

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Gallien à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Publius Cornelius Gallienus Augustus”, (L'empereur césar Publius Cornelius Gallien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VENVS VICTRIX.
Reverse description : Vénus drapée, debout à gauche, tenant un casque de la main droite et un sceptre transversal de la main gauche au dessus d'un bouclier.
Reverse translation : “Venus Victrix”, (À Vénus victorieuse).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Type rare !.

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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