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brm_623276 - VALERIAN I Antoninien

VALERIAN I Antoninien AU
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 255-256
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,95 g.
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire avec un joli buste bien venu. Patine grise. Traces de petites concrétions vertes au droit
Catalogue references :


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 legend : RESTITVTOR ORBIS.
Reverse description : Valérien Ier, vêtu militairement, tenant un sceptre de la main gauche, tendant la main à une femme agenouillée qu’il relève.
Reverse translation : “Restitutor Orbis”, (Le Restaurateur du monde).

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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