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.qRA84435. , 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; $75.00 (€66.75)
was the Roman goddess of health. She was to the Greeks, who believed her to be the daughter of , the god of medicine and healing, and Epione, the goddess of soothing of pain. Her father learned the secrets of keeping death at bay after observing one snake bringing another snake healing herbs. Woman seeking fertility, the sick, and the injured slept in his temples in chambers where non-poisonous snakes were left to crawl on the floor and provide healing.RA79888. , 67, 21c, 321, 732, 258, 11179, F, nice green , edge chips, corrosion, 1.635 g, maximum 20.3 mm, 0o, Agrippinensis ( , Germany) mint, 2nd emission, late 269 - mid 270 A.D.; IMP C VICTORINVS , and right; (the health of the Emperor), standing right, feeding snake held in her arms; $18.00 (€16.02)
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
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