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brm_585030 - VALERIAN I Antoninien

110.00 €(Approx. 133.10$ | 96.80£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: c. 253-255
Mint name / Town : Viminacium
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 21,00 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,35 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure régulière. Beau buste particulier de Valérien Ier. Revers inhabituel. Patine grise
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Obverse legend : IMP VALERIANVS P AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Valérien Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Valerianus Pius Augustus”, (L’empereur Valérien pieux auguste).


Reverse legend : CONCOR L-EGG.
Reverse description : Concordia (la Concorde) drapée assise à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et une double corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Concordia legionarum”, (La Concorde des légions).


Rubans de type 3. Les ptéryges sont invisibles sous le paludamentum. C’est la deuxième fois que nous présentons un antoninien de ce type qui semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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