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bpv_570292 - VALERIAN I Undecassaria

VALERIAN I Undecassaria XF/VF
195.00 €(Approx. 237.90$ | 167.70£)
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Type : Undecassaria
Date: c. 253-260
Mint name / Town : Sidé, Pamphylie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 17,15 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré. Beau buste de Valérien Ier. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine noire
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Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Valérien Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : AUT KAI PO LIK OUALERIANON SEB.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Publius Licinius Valérien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : Apollon Sidétès debout de face, tourné à gauche, vêtu du chiton court, tenant une phiale de la main droite et un un long sceptre de la main gauche surmonté d’une grenade.
Reverse legend : SIDHTWN N-EOKORWN.
Reverse translation : (de Sidé couronnée).

Commentary


Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous le proposons à la vente.

Historical background


I VALÉRIEN

(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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