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E-auction 151-89609 - brm_290669 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien AU
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 29 €
Maximum bid : 35 €
End of the sale : 07 March 2016 14:35:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: automne 253 - début 254
Date: 253-254
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,29 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré, sur un flan large et ovale, avec les grènetis visibles. Joli portrait. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS 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 Augustus", (L’empereur césar Publius Licinius Gallien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONCORDIA EXERCIT.
Reverse description : Concordia (la Concorde) debout à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et une double corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Concordia Exercitum”, (La Concorde des armées).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Le chiffre de 61 exemplaires dans le trésor d’Eauze est faussé par la non-différenciation des types de rubans (1 et 3), relatifs aux numéros 15u et 15v du MIR.36.

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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