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bpv_309374 - VALERIAN I Decassaria

VALERIAN I Decassaria VF
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Type : Decassaria
Date: an 272
Mint name / Town : Anazarbus, Cilicie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 18,14 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale à l’usure très importante, mais parfaitement lisible et identifiable. Beau portrait de Valérien Ier. Revers de frappe un peu molle. Patine verte granuleuse
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Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de la maison Platt


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Valérien Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : AUT K P LI OUALERIANOS SE.


Reverse description : Six petites urnes agonistiques en deux lignes, placées sur une table.
Reverse legend : ANAZARBOU EN DOZ (MHT)// G|G. ET BOS/A M K/ .
Reverse translation : (de la ville d’Anazarbus, troisième année, an 272).


Semble complètement inédit et non recensé. Manque à tous les ouvrages consultés.

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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