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bpv_664345 - GALLIENUS Unité

GALLIENUS Unité XF
150.00 €(Approx. 178.50$ | 129.00£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 253-268
Mint name / Town : Iconium, Lycaonie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,80 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure régulière, présentant un joli buste. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Gallien.
Obverse translation : (Imperator Caesae Publius Licinius Gallienus Pius Felix).

Reverse


Reverse legend : COLHN COLO.
Reverse description : Tyche assise à gauche, tenant un gouvernail et une corne d’abondance.
Reverse translation : (de Claudiconium).

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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