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E-auction 262-184724 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien AU
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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 21 €
Maximum bid : 21 €
End of the sale : 23 April 2018 14:20:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 261-262
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 100 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,57 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan très épais avec un joli portrait de style fin. Patine marron
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du trésor de Reyssouze

Obverse


Obverse legend : GALLIENVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête radiée de Gallien à droite (O).
Obverse translation : “Gallienus Augustus”, (Gallien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PROVID AVG.
Reverse description : Providentia (la Providence) drapée debout à gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite et un sceptre transversal de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Providentia Augusti”, (La Providence de l’auguste).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Rubans de type 1.

Historical background


Gallien

(07/253-08 or 09/268) Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus

August (06/260-08 ou 09/268)

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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