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bpv_534588 - GALLIENUS Tétradrachme

GALLIENUS Tétradrachme AU
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 15
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 9,17 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire parfaitement centré sur un flan régulier. La pièce est couverte d’une patine marron aux reflets cuivrés
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Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Gallien à droite drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*01).
Obverse legend : AUT K P LIK GALLIHNOS SEB, (Autokrator Kaisar Publios Likinios Gallihnos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Publius Licinius Gallien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : LIE.
Reverse description : Aigle debout à droite, les ailes déployées, tournant la tête à gauche, tenant une couronne dans son bec ; dans le champ à gauche, une palme.
Reverse translation : (An 15).

Commentary


Rubans de type 2. Dernière année de frappe.

Historical background


Gallien

(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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