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Live auction - bpv_848042 - GALLIENUS Tétradrachme

GALLIENUS Tétradrachme AU
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Estimate : 125 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 14 November 2023 15:46:52
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 13
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 20 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 9,78 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli buste, bien venu à la frappe. Revers agréable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection André Ronde

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Gallien à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière.
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 : Eirene (Pax) la Paix drapée debout à gauche, tenant une branche d’olivier de la main droite et un sceptre vertical de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : IG.
Reverse translation : (An 13).

Historical background


GALLIENUS

(07/253-08 or 09/268)

Augustus

Gallien, the son of Valérien I, was born in 218. He was immediately associated by his father with power and was in charge of the West, while his father went to the East. He won a brilliant victory over the Germans and consolidated the Rheno-Danubian limes. After the capture of Valérien in the East, Gallien must face on all fronts. The empire breaks up. Gaul, Spain, Germania and Brittany secede with Postum who first eliminated Salonin, the son of Gallien. It is the usurpation of Macrianus and Quietus in the East. Gallien will spend the last eight years of his life trying to put the pieces of this empire back together. 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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