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E-auction 248-170761 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien XF/VF
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Estimate : 40 €
Price : 34 €
Maximum bid : 45 €
End of the sale : 15 January 2018 14:14:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 259-260
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,73 g.
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire au droit mais importante faiblesse au revers
Predigree :
Exemplaire n°364 du trésor de la Guerche-sur-l’Aubois

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 et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICT GE-R-MANICA.
Reverse description : La Victoire drapée, marchant à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un trophée de la main gauche ; un captif assis à gauche à ses pieds, les mains liées dans le dos.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Germanica”, (La Victoire germanique).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3.

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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