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brm_657864 - GALLIENUS Antoninien

GALLIENUS Antoninien AU/XF
40.00 €(Approx. 42.80$ | 34.40£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 257-258
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,70 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, centré. Usure régulière. 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 drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B01).
Obverse translation : "Gallienus Pius Felix Augustus", (Gallien pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICT GE-RMANICA.
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.
Reverse translation : "Victoria Germanica", (La Victoire germanique).

Historical background


GALLIENUS

(07/253-08 or 09/268)

Augustus with Valerian I

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 Postumus, who first eliminated Salonin, 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 revolted.

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