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bpv_611404 - VALERIAN I Dupondius

75.00 €(Approx. 81.00$ | 66.00£)
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Type : Dupondius
Date: c. 253-260
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Pisidie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 4,74 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Très joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Buste à l’usure régulière. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP CAE R ASLL OVNAHHIR.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Valérien Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).


Reverse legend : ANTIO-CHI CO/ S|R.
Reverse description : Vexillum entre deux enseignes.
Reverse translation : (Antiochi Coloni), (de la colonie d’Antioche).


Rubans de type 3. Sur ce type, le portrait n’est pas réaliste.

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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