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bpv_755232 - GALLIENUS Tetrassaria

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Type : Tetrassaria
Date: c. 253-254
Mint name / Town : Baalbeck (Héliopolis) , Syrie, Coelé-Syrie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 8,17 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure plus marquée au droit qu’au revers. Joli revers. Patine marron granuleuse
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse legend : COL - IVL - AVG - FEL - HEL.
Reverse description : Deux cornes d’abondance entrecroisées remplies de fruits avec un caducée ailé.
Reverse translation : “Colonia Julia Augusta Felicitas Heliopolitana”, (Colonie Julia Augusta heureuse Héliopolitaine).


Gallien est l’un des derniers empereurs officiels à faire frapper des bronzes en assez grosse quantité.

Historical background


(07/253-08 or 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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