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E-auction 248-170757 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien AU/XF
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Estimate : 70 €
Price : 74 €
Maximum bid : 77 €
End of the sale : 15 January 2018 14:12:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 266
Mint name / Town : Milan
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,29 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire bien centré sur un flan irrégulier. Joli portrait bien venu à la frappe. Patine marron foncé aux reflets métalliques
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du catalogue ROME I

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : PIETAS AVG// P.
Reverse description : Pietas (la Piété) debout à gauche, drapée, levant les deux mains ; à ses pieds, à gauche, un autel.
Reverse translation : “Pietas Augusti”, (La Piété de l’auguste).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 1.

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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