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brm_896922 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien AU
70.00 €(Approx. 76.30$ | 58.80£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 259-264
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 100 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,60 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan épais, centré. Joli buste de Gallien. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : GALLIENVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Gallien à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B).
Obverse translation : “Gallienus Pius Felix Augustus”, (Gallien pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IOVI - STATORI/ -|*.
Reverse description : Jupiter debout de face, portant un sceptre de la main droite et un foudre de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Iovi Statori”, (Jupiter qui arrête les fuyards).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Rubans de type 3.

Historical background


GALLIENUS

(07/253-08 or 09/268)

Augustus

Gallien, the son of Valérien I, was born in 218. He was immediately associated by his father with power and was in charge of the West, while his father went to the East. He won a brilliant victory over the Germans and consolidated the Rheno-Danubian limes. After the capture of Valérien in the East, Gallien must face on all fronts. The empire breaks up. Gaul, Spain, Germania and Brittany secede with Postum who first eliminated Salonin, the son of Gallien. It is the usurpation of Macrianus and Quietus in the East. Gallien will spend the last eight years of his life trying to put the pieces of this empire back together. 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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