In 270, the Empire suffered an economic crisis due to usurpations, partition of the empire, invasions, and sackings of the countryside and cities. Agricultural and industrial productions were significantly decreased, and mines went unused. A monetary crisis ensued. Inflation was up to 1,000% in some areas of the empire.q
RA84435. , 21b, 2564, 703 (Trier), 65, 11180 var. (same), 114 var. (same), VF, nice portrait, slightly , 2.978 g, maximum 20.8 mm, 225o, Agrippinensis ( , Germany) mint, 269 A.D.; IMP C PIAV VICTORINVS AVG, and right; (the health of the Emperor), standing right, feeding snake in right hand from in left hand; $65.00 (€57.85)
Sol Invictus ("Unconquered Sun") was the sun god of the later Roman Empire and a of soldiers. In 274 the Roman emperor made it an official cult alongside the traditional Roman cults. The god was favored by emperors after and appeared on their coins until Constantine. The last referring to Sol Invictus dates to 387 and there were enough devotees in the 5th century that Augustine found it necessary to preach against them. The date 25 December was selected for Christmas to replace the popular Roman festival Dies Natalis Solis , the "Birthday of the Unconquered Sun."RA25967.
, 114, 9b, 49, 683, 257, 2534, 11170, EF, portrait, nice , beautiful chocolate - an exceptional coin for this emperor, 3.080 g, maximum 19.3 mm, 0o, Agrippinensis ( , Germany) mint, 268 - 270 A.D.; IMP C VICTORINVS , , draped, and right; INVICTVS, Sol advancing left, , nude but for over shoulders and left arm, raising right hand commanding the sun to rise, whip in left, left; ex Jean Elesen, V 86, 381; SOLD
From the found 1 Sep 2002 by Mr. P. Leech at the village of Braithwell, South Yorkshire. RA52926.
, 2550 (5 examples); 287; 78 var. ( right); Braithwell Report 158 (1 example in the hoard), aEF, 3.610 g, maximum 20.9 mm, 0o, (Trier, Germany) mint, 4th emission, c. early 271 A.D.; IMP C VICTORINVS , , draped, and right; (the valor of the Emperor), soldier ( ?) standing left, right hand on grounded , spear vertical behind in left; very ; SOLD
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