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bpv_450427 - GALLIENUS Decassaria

GALLIENUS Decassaria XF/AU
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Price : 225.00 €
Type : Decassaria
Date: c. 253-268
Mint name / Town : Sidé, Pamphylie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 15,18 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exempaire sur un flan large bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Beau portrait. Revers de haut relief. Patine verte et sable et légèrement granuleuse
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES XXVIII, n° 314

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Gallien à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2) ; I dans le champ à droite.
Obverse legend : AUT KAI POU LI EGN GALLIHNOS SEBA, (Autokratoros Kaisaros Poublios Likinios Egnatios Gallihnos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : Apollon Sidétès (de Sidé) debout à gauche, vêtu militairement, tenant une patère (phiale) de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : SIDHTWN NE-WKORWN.
Reverse translation : (De Sidé décorée).

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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