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brm_625873 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien XF
200.00 €(Approx. 244.00$ | 178.00£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 267
Mint name / Town : Milan
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,32 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Flan légèrement décentré au revers. Joli buste. Patine grise, tachée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP GALLIENVS P AVG GER.
Obverse description : Buste radié de Gallien à droite, drapé sur l’épaule gauche.
Obverse translation : “Imperator Gallienus Pius Augustus Germanicus”, (L’empereur Gallien pieux auguste germanique).

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P - VII COS// MP.
Reverse description : Gallien voilé et vêtu de la toge debout à gauche, tenant un sceptre court transversal de la main gauche et tenant une patère de la main droite et sacrifiant au-dessus d’un autel paré et allumé.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate septimum Consul”, (Grand pontife revêtu de la septième puissance tribunitienne consul).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Rubans de type 1.

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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