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bpv_524262 - GALLIENUS Tétradrachme

GALLIENUS Tétradrachme AU/AU
125.00 €(Approx. 137.50$ | 110.00£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 9
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : copper
Millesimal fineness : 20 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 9,80 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe droit de haut relief. Usure superficielle au revers. Patine marron avec de petites taches vertes, notamment au revers
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection ENP

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Gallien à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*).
Obverse legend : AUT K P LIK GALLIHNOS SEB, (Autokratoros Kaisaros Publios Likinios Gallihnos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L'empereur Publius Licinius Gallien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : L .
Reverse description : Homonoia debout à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant une double corne d’abondance de la main gauche ; dans le champ à droite, une palme.
Reverse legend : IE.
Reverse translation : (An 15).

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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