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bpv_531878 - VALERIAN I Tétradrachme

VALERIAN I Tétradrachme AU/XF
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 3
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,57 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan avec un beau portrait. Frappe décentrée au revers. Patine vert foncé
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Exemplaire provenant du stock CGB


Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Valérien Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*).
Obverse legend : A K P LI OUALERIANOS EUEUS, (Autokratoros Kaisaros Poublios Likinios Ouvalerianos Eusebios).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Publius Licinius Valérien pieux).


Reverse legend : L-.
Reverse description : Eirene (la Paix) debout à gauche, tenant une branche d’olivier de la main droite tenduee un sceptre de la main gauch.
Reverse legend : G.
Reverse translation : (An 3).


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. La cuirasse semble ornée d’une égide et de la tête de Méduse.

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. uses cookies to guarantee a better user experience and to carry out statistics of visits.
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