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E-auction 502-413001 - brm_663778 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien XF
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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 33 €
Maximum bid : 46 €
End of the sale : 28 November 2022 14:23:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: printemps - fin
Date: 254
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,41 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très beau buste sinon usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Gallien à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Publius Licinius Gallienus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Publius Licinius Gallien pieux et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : LAETITIA AVGG.
Reverse description : Laetitia (la Joie) drapée debout à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et un sceptre de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Laetitia Augustorum”, (La joie des augustes).

Historical background


GALLIENUS

(07/253-08 or 09/268)

Augustus with Valerian I

Gallien, the son of Valérien I, was born in 218. He was immediately associated by his father with power and was in charge of the West, while his father went to the East. He won a brilliant victory over the Germans and consolidated the Rheno-Danubian limes. After the capture of Valérien in the East, Gallien must face on all fronts. The Empire breaks up. Gaul, Spain, Germania and Brittany secede with Postumus, who first eliminated Salonin, son of Gallien. It is the usurpation of Macrianus and Quietus in the East. Gallien will spend the last eight years of his life trying to put the pieces of this empire back together. Finally, he was assassinated in September 268 under the walls of Milan while besieging Aureolus, the master of the Cavalry, who revolted.

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