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brm_626810 - VALERIAN I Antoninien

VALERIAN I Antoninien XF
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 257-258
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,01 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exmplaire sur un petit flan épais bien centré à l’usure régulière. Beau buste de Valérien Ier au droit. Frappe molle au revers. Patine grise superficielle avec des reflets dorés. A été nettoyé anciennement
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP VALERIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Valérien Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Valerianus Augustus”, (L’empereur Valérien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SECVRIT PERPET.
Reverse description : Securitas (la Sécurité) debout à gauche, drapée, les jambes croisées, le bras gauche appuyé sur une colonne, tenant un sceptre long de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Securitas Perpetua”, (La Sécurité perpétuelle).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées.

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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