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brm_657883 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien XF
50.00 €(Approx. 56.50$ | 42.50£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 255-256
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 2,67 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, fissurée à 12h. Joli buste. Usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP GALLIENVS P F AVG GERM.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Gallien à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Gallienus Pius Felix Augustus Germanicus”, (L'empereur Gallien pieux et heureux auguste germanique).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIRT-VS A-VGG.
Reverse description : Virtus (la Virilité) casquée, avançant à droite, vêtue militairement, tenant une enseigne de la main gauche reposant sur l’épaule et une haste transversale de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Virtus Augustorum”, (La Virilité des augustes).

Commentary


Poids léger. 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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