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brm_619638 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien AU
120.00 €(Approx. 142.80$ | 103.20£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 259-260
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,69 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan épais, légèrement décentré au revers. Joli buste. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : GALLIENVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Gallien à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant avec bouclier et tenant une haste sur l'épaule droite (F1).
Obverse translation : “Gallienus Pius Felix Augustus”, (Gallien pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P VII COS IIII P P.
Reverse description : Mars nu et casqué, le manteau flottant sur l’épaule, marchant à droite, tenant une haste transversale de la main droite et de la main gauche, un trophée qui repose sur l’épaule.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate septimum Consul quartum Pater Patriæ”, (Grand pontife, revêtu de la septième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la quatrième fois père de la patrie).

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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