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brm_589552 - VALERIAN I Antoninien

150.00 €(Approx. 175.50$ | 127.50£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 253
Mint name / Town : Viminacium
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,93 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan mince. Beau buste de Valérien Ier. Joli revers à l’usure superficielle. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
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Obverse legend : IMP P LIC VALERIANO AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Valérien Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Publius Licinius Valeriano Augustus”, (L’empereur Valérien pieux auguste).


Reverse legend : FIDES MILITVM.
Reverse description : Fides (la Fidélité) drapée debout à gauche,la tête tournée à droite, tenant un vexillum (étendard) de la main droite et une aquila transversale (aigle légionnaire) de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Fides Militum”, (La Fidélité des soldats).


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Ce type est plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


(07/253-06/260) Publius Licinius Valerianus

Valerian was born in 193 and had a distinguished military and political career. Main contributor of Trajan Decius, he was proclaimed in august 253. It gets rid of turn Trebonianus Galle and Volusien and Emilien and immediately associated his son Gallienus to the throne. 256, a Gothic invasion threatens the provinces of the Black Sea. Shapur (Sapor), Sassanian king arrives at Antioch the following year. Valerian I began the great persecution against Christians in 258. In 259, the Empire, already weakened, is invaded on the Rhine-Danube limes and East, Shapur (Sapor) seizes Antioch. Valerian to meet him, but was defeated and taken prisoner. Shapur (Sapor) will use the fallen emperor as a step before doing live skinning. Christians see it as God's punishment for the persecution Gallien hastens to stop.

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