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brm_606916 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien AU
85.00 €(Approx. 101.15$ | 75.65£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 263
Mint name / Town : Milan
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,44 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan mince, ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait. Joli revers, de frappe faible sur la légende. Jolie patine grise avec des reflets métalliques
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : GALLIENVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié de Gallien à droite, drapé sur l’épaule gauche (O2).
Obverse translation : “Gallienus Augustus”, (Gallien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : LAETI-TIA AVG/ -|-// P.
Reverse description : Lætitia (la Joie) debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et un gouvernail de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Lætitia Augusti”, (La Joie de l’auguste).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3.

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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