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brm_575316 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien AU
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 261
Mint name / Town : Irregular mint
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 100 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,36 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier, large et ovale, un peu court sur la légende de revers. Belle tête de Gallien. Joli revers de style fin. Patine gris foncé avec des reflets métalliques
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : FECVNDITAS AVG.
Reverse description : Fecunditas (La Fécondité) debout à gauche, tenant une corne d'abondance de la main gauche et tendant la main droite à un enfant qui est placé devant elle.
Reverse translation : “Fecunditas Augustæ”, (La Fécondité de l’augusta).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Avec son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 1. Imitation hybride avec un revers destiné à Salonine ! Si le revers peut laisser imaginer une frappe officielle de l’atelier de Rome, le style du droit ne laisse planer aucun doute sur l’origine barbare de cette monnaie.

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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