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E-auction 27-8511 - VALERIAN I Antoninien

VALERIAN I Antoninien AU
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Estimate : 65 €
Price : 27 €
Maximum bid : 30 €
End of the sale : 21 October 2013 15:35:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: c. 256-258
Mint name / Town : Atelier secondaire d’Orient (Samosate)
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 300 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,44 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale. Frappé avec un coin usé au droit. Métal légèrement piqué au droit. Pièce ayant conservé une partie de son brillant de frappe au revers
Predigree :
Exemplaire n° 21 du trésor de I’aat

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 : RESTITVT ORI-ENTIS.
Reverse description : La Tychè de l’Orient, tourelée, drapée, debout à droite tendant une couronne de la main droite, à Valérien Ier, lauré, en habit militaire, debout à gauche, tendant le bras droit et tenant une haste de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Restitutor Orientis”, (Le Restaurateur de l’Orient).

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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