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brm_230319 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien XF/VF
125.00 €(Approx. 138.75$ | 106.25£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 259-260
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,99 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier. Beau portrait. Frappe molle au revers avec une usure importante. Patine grise superficielle
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Obverse


Obverse legend : GALLIENVS. P. F. A-VG.
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 gauche (F1).
Obverse translation : “Gallienus Pius Felix Augustus”, (Gallien pieux et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : DEO - MAR-TI.
Reverse description : Mars nu et casqué debout à gauche, vêtu militairement, tenant une haste renversée de la main gauche et s’appuyant sur un bouclier de la main droite dans un temple tétrastyle à fronton triangulaire.
Reverse translation : “Virtus Gallieni Augusti”, (La Virilité de Gallien auguste).

Commentary


Poids lourd. 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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