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E-auction 302-221301 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien XF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 26 €
Maximum bid : 26 €
End of the sale : 28 January 2019 14:24:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 257-258
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,19 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Petits points de concrétions vertes. Quelques faiblesses de frappe. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP GALLIENVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Gallien à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Gallienus Augustus”, (L’empereur Gallien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FIDES - MILITVM.
Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un globe, les ailes ouvertes entre deux enseignes militaires.
Reverse translation : “Fides Militum”, (la Fidélité militaire).

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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