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bpv_577779 - GALLIENUS Unité

90.00 €(Approx. 97.20$ | 77.40£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 260-268
Mint name / Town : Philippes, Macédoine
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,01 g.
Rarity : UNIQUE
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan irrégulier, légèrement décentré au droit, bien centré au revers. Usure importante, mais parfaitement lisible et identifiable. Patine verte
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Obverse legend : [G]ALLI-E-NV[S].
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Gallien à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : “Gallienus”, (Gallien).


Reverse legend : COL P-HILIP.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) drapée, marchant à droite, tenant une couronne de la main droite tendue et une palme de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Colonia Philippi”, (colonie de Philippes).


Rubans de type 2. Ptéryges invisibles sous le paludamentum. Le revers reprend le prototype du départ sous Auguste avec la Victoire. Semble complètement inédit et non répertorié. Manque à tous les ouvrages consultés.

Historical background


(07/253-08 or 09/268)


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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