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E-auction 123-65654 - VALERIAN I Antoninien

VALERIAN I Antoninien XF
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Estimate : 55 €
Price : 32 €
Maximum bid : 35 €
End of the sale : 24 August 2015 15:15:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 256-258
Mint name / Town : Atelier secondaire d’Orient (Samosate)
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,00 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré sur un flan ovale. Usure régulière avec un beau revers. Patine grise et sable
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Valérien Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Publius Licinius Valerianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Publius Licinius Valérien pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PIETAS AVGG.
Reverse description : Valérien Ier et Gallien, laurés, debout, en toge, face à face sacrifiant de la main droite au-dessus d’un autel allumé ; celui de gauche, debout à droite, tient un scipio de la main gauche ; celui de droite, debout à gauche, tient un sceptre court de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pietas Augustorum”, (La Piété des augustes).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3.

Historical background


I VALÉRIEN

(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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