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E-auction 222-146273 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien AU
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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 25 €
Maximum bid : 29 €
End of the sale : 17 July 2017 14:26:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: printemps - fin
Date: 254
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,54 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré. Beau portrait de Gallien. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
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 : PROVIDENTIA AVGG.
Reverse description : Providentia (la Providence) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant un bâton de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche ; un globe à ses pieds à gauche.
Reverse translation : "Providentia Augustorum", (La Providence des augustes).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3.

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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