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Live auction - brm_646126 - GALLIENUS As

GALLIENUS As XF
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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 281 €
Maximum bid : 361 €
End of the sale : 09 March 2021 15:15:39
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : As
Date: 253
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 9,17 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire avec un joli buste et une agréable patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Gallien à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (B*2).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Publius Licinius Gallienus Augustus", (L’empereur césar Publius Licinius Gallien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONCORDIA - AVGG// SC.
Reverse description : Deux mains jointes.
Reverse translation : “Concordia Augustorum”, (La Concorde des augustes).

Commentary


Exemplaire de même coin de revers que celui publié dans le MIR. 38.

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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