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brm_520311 - GALLIENUS Denier

200.00 €(Approx. 216.00$ | 168.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 265-266
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,50 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Jolie monnaie avec un beau droit. La monnaie a conservé son argenture superficielle
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP GALLIENVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Gallien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Gallienus Augustus”, (L'empereur Gallien auguste).


Reverse legend : FIDES MILITVM.
Reverse description : Fides (la Fidélité) debout à gauche, tenant un étendard dans chaque main.
Reverse translation : “Fides Militum”, (La Fidélité de l’armée).


Poids léger. Rubans de type 1. Monnaie divisionnaire rare, c’est le troisième exemplaire recensé !.

Historical background


(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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