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Gallienus, August 253 - September 268 A.D.
Emperors frequently made vows to Jupiter for protection. The Roman's believed as the king of the gods, Jupiter favored those in positions of authority similar to his own. For a time at least, it appears Jupiter favored Gallienus. He ruled for another 14 years, which was a long reign in the age of the Thirty Pretenders. Alas, it seems every emperor eventually fell from favor since none of them are alive today.
RA64622. Silver antoninianus
, GŲbl MIR
26u, RIC V-1
J143, RSC IV
377, SRCV III
10241, VF, toned
, centered, flat centers
3.501g, maximum diameter
24.4mm, die axis
, Aug 253 - Aug 254 A.D.; obverse
IMP C P LIC
GALLIENVS AVG, radiate
and cuirassed bust
right; reverse IOVI CONSERVATORI
the protector), Jupiter
standing facing, nude but for cloak behind, head
left, thunderbolt in right hand, long scepter
vertical behind in left hand; rare
Catalog current as of Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
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