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brm_599368 - GALLIENUS Sesterce

GALLIENUS Sesterce VF
200.00 €(Approx. 216.00$ | 176.00£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: automne 253 - début 254
Date: 253-254
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 17,62 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée des deux côtés. Usure régulière. Joli buste. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : VOTIS/ DECENNA/ LIBVS/ S C.
Reverse description : Dans une couronne de laurier.
Reverse translation : “Votis Decennalibus”, (Voeux pour les dix ans de règne).

Commentary


Ce type semble en fait plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. Il est caractéristique de la première émission de Rome en 253. Le buste (A*2) n’est pas commun pour les frappes de bronzes de l’atelier de Rome. Le buste caractéristique est normalement le buste (B*), lauré et cuirassé, vu de trois quarts en avant.

Historical background


Gallien

(07/253-08 or 09/268)

Co-emperor with Valerian I.

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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