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brm_545074 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien AU/XF
100.00 €(Approx. 121.00$ | 86.00£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 257-258
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,35 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée. Joli buste de Gallien, quasi SUP. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Docteur J.-M. F

Obverse


Obverse legend : GALLIENVS. P. F. AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Gallien à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant une haste de la main droite et un bouclier de la main gauche, orné d’une tête de Méduse (F1).
Obverse translation : "Gallienus Pius Felix Augustus", (Gallien pieux et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICT - GERMANICA.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) debout à droite sur un globe, les ailes ouvertes, tenant une couronne de la main droite et un trophée de la main gauche ; de chaque côté, un captif assis les mains liées dans le dos.
Reverse translation : "Victoria Germanica", (La Victoire germanique).

Commentary


Légende ponctuée au droit. Rubans de type 1 aux extrémités bouletées. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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