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E-auction 323-239728 - VALERIAN I Antoninien

VALERIAN I Antoninien XF
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Estimate : 45 €
Price : 12 €
Maximum bid : 13 €
End of the sale : 24 June 2019 14:34:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: printemps - fin
Date: 254
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,79 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court mais bien centré. Joli revers. Usure régulière. Patine grise
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 et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FELICITAS AVGG.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité), drapée debout à gauche, tenant un caducée long de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Felicitas Augustorum”, (La Félicité des augustes).

Commentary


Poids léger. 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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