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bpv_493356 - VALERIAN I Decassaria

195.00 €(Approx. 212.55$ | 173.55£)
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Type : Decassaria
Date: 253-254
Mint name / Town : Anazarbus, Cilicie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 16,68 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais, court sur la légende droit. Beau buste de Valérien Ier à l’usure prononcée. Joli revers inhabituel. Patine marron
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Schulten de mars 1990, n° 917 et de la vente CNG Eauction 152, 2006, n° 184


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Valérien Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*1).
Obverse legend : AUT K P LIK OU-ALERIANOS SE.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Publius Licinius Valérien auguste).


Reverse description : Six petites urnes agonisitiques en deux lignes.
Reverse legend : A.M.K./ G ETROS G/ ANAZAR/BOU.
Reverse translation : (d’Anazarbus).


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire de la collection von Aulock (n° 5509) et même coin de droit que les exemplaires de la collection Levante (n° 1519) et de la collection du Cabinet des médailles de la BNF (n° 2163.

Historical background



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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