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bpv_609115 - GALLIENUS Triassaria

150.00 €(Approx. 163.50$ | 124.50£)
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Type : Triassaria
Date: c. 260-268
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie,Troade
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 5,05 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et bien centré à l’usure superficielle. Patine vert foncé légèrement granuleuse
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Obverse legend : IMP C LICIN GALLIEN.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Gallien à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Licinius Gallienus”, (L'empereur césar Licinius Gallien).


Reverse legend : [COL] AVG// TRO.
Reverse description : Aigle debout à droite, les ailes déployées portant une dépouille de taureau.
Reverse translation : “Colonia Augusta Troadensis”, (Colonie Augusta de Traode).


Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges à peine visibles sous le paludamentum.

Historical background


(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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