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E-auction 201-130035 - brm_290717 - VALERIAN I Antoninien

VALERIAN I Antoninien AU/VF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 32 €
Maximum bid : 35 €
End of the sale : 20 February 2017 14:18:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: printemps - fin
Date: 254
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,36 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire idéalement centré des deux cotés sur un flan très large ! Joli portrait. Faiblesses au revers. 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 heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTORIA AVGG.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) drapée debout à gauche, appuyée sur un bouclier de la main droite et tenant une palme de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augustorum”, (La Victoire des augustes).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3.

Historical background


VALERIAN I

(07/253-06/260)

Valérien was born in 193 and led a brilliant political and military career. Main collaborator of Trajan Decius, he was proclaimed august in 253. He got rid in turn of Trebonian Galle and Volusian, then Emilian, and immediately associated his son Gallien to the throne. In 256, a Gothic invasion threatened the Black Sea provinces. Shapur (Sapor), Sassanid king, arrives in front of Antioch the following year. Valerian I began the great persecution against Christians in 258. In 259, the Empire, already weakened, was invaded on the Rhine-Danubian limes and in the East. Chapour (Sapor) seizes Antioch. Valérien goes to meet him, but is beaten and taken prisoner. Chapour (Sapor) will use the deposed emperor as a stepping stone before having him flayed alive. Christians see it as the chastisement of God punishing persecution, which Gallien hastened to stop.

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