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E-auction 364-277408 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

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Estimate : 195 €
Price : 155 €
Maximum bid : 166 €
End of the sale : 06 April 2020 14:18:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 259-260
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,13 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire idéalement centré des deux côtés sur un flan ovale et irrégulier. Joli portrait et beau revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
 - MIR.36/890 v. - RIC.- - C.- - Eauze- - Cunetio- - E.82 v.


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


Reverse legend : VICT GALLIEN-I AVG (SIC!).
Reverse description : Gallien, debout à droite, vêtu militairement, brandissant une haste de la main droite et tenant un bouclier de la main gauche, le pied droit posé sur un captif.
Reverse translation : “Virtus Gallieni Augusti”, (La Virilité de Gallien auguste).


Rubans de type 3. Erreur de légende au revers avec “VICT” au lieu de “VIRT”. Ce type n’est pas référencé par les ouvrages cités en bibliographie mais est cependant connu, notamment par le Roman Silver Coins.

Historical background


(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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