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VALERIANO-1.jpg
41 viewsVALERIAN I - AR Antoninianus - Lugdunum mint - 258/259 AD.
Obv.: VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev.:ORIENS AVGG, Sol advancing left, raising right hand & holding whip.
Gs. 4 mm. 22,3
RIC 12
1 commentsMaxentius
rjb_cast10_07_05.jpg
354 viewsValerian and Gallienus
253-260
AE 23 mm
Rome Mint
2 commentsmauseus
Valerian_I_RIC_106.jpg
6 Valerian I19 viewsVALERIAN I
BI Antoninianus

O: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped bust right

R: ORIENS AVGG, Sol standing left, right hand raised, left hand holding whip.

RIC 106, Cohen 140; Sear5 9950

Sosius
Valerian_RIC_285.jpg
6 Valerian I25 viewsVALERIAN I
AR Antoninianus, 3.9g
Eastern Mint. 255-256

O: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right

R: PIETAS AVGG, Valerian and Gallienus standing facing, sacrificing over lit altar

RIC V-I, 285 (Asia-Antioch); Göbl 1684e (Samosata)
Sosius
Valerian_AE_Thessalonica.jpg
6 Valerian I35 viewsValerian
AE of Thessalonica.

O: radiate, draped bust right.

R: KOINON QECCALWN, Athena, with aegis and spear,
advancing r. Delta in l. field.

No reference, but very similar to my Gallienus that was added to wildwinds.com
Sosius
Valerian_II_RIC_49.jpg
6.5 Valerian II24 viewsVALERIAN II
BI Antoninianus, 256 - 8 A.D.
Antioch or Samosata mint

O: VALERIANVS NOBIL CAES, Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust r.

R: PRINC IVVENTVTIS, Valerian, shield on ground and spear in left hand, crowning trophy of arms with r. hand

RIC V 49, RSC IV 67

Sosius
Valerian_II_RIC_20.jpg
6.5 Valerian II11 viewsVALERIAN II
AR Antoninianus, Rome Mint
254-255 AD

P C L VALERIANVS NOB CAES, Radiate draped bust r. / PIETAS AVGG, Sacrificial implements, including, lituus, knife, fluted jug turned left, simpulum and aspergillum

RIC V-1, 20; Cohen 56
Sosius
Saloninus_RIC_9.jpg
7.5 Saloninus24 viewsSALONINUS
AR Antoninianus. Colonia Agrippenensium mint.
SALON VALERIANVS CAES, radiate draped bust right / PIETAS AVG, sacrificial implements.
RIC 9, RSC 4, Sear'88 #3080
Sosius
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Phoenicia, Akko-Ptolemais Valerian I. 253-260 AD. AE 2663 viewsValerian I. 253-260 AD. AE 26 . Phoenicia, Akko-Ptolemais.
Obv: IMP C P L - [VALERIANVS] AVG Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rx: COL - P - T - OL Sacred tree between serpents rising from two altars or baskets; to right, winged caduceus. Rare: this type missing in BM, Lindgren, Berk photofile, and Wildwinds. CoinArchives includes a specimen from the same reverse die, but with radiate portrait on obverse: Heritage 357, Long Beach, 9 September 2004, lot 12092. Cohen 374 (de Saulcy Collection). Adjustment marks on obverse.
1 commentsMaritima
VAL128C.jpg
Valerian I, RIC 128C Rome17 viewsValerian silver Antononianus victory with shield. 253-260 CE.
Obverse: IMP C P LOC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate,draped and ceirassed bust right.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGG, Victory standing left holding palm branch and resting other hand on a shield.
Rome mint 23.2 mm., 3.1 g.
NORMAN K
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Δ in circular punch269 viewsIONIA. Smyrna. Civic. Ć 20. Time of Gordian to Valerian. Obv: .IEPACVNKΛHTOC. Laureate and draped bust of the Roman Senate right, countermark on bust. Rev: CMVPΓNE-ΩKOPΩN. Figure of Tyche holding rudder and cornucopia, inside tetrastyle temple. Ref: Ex. Lindgren II:556; BMC 233. Axis: 180°. Weight: 4.95 g. CM: Δ in circular punch, 5.5 mm. Howgego 791 (34 pcs). Note: The countermark was probably not applied before the time of the joint reign of Valerian and Gallienus. Collection Automan.Automan
mariniana.jpg
(0252) MARINIANA23 views(wife of Valerian I)
d. ca. 252 AD
AE ANT. 20 mm max, 1.81 g (posthumous issue)
O: DIVA E MARINIANAE
VEILED, DIAD DR BUST R
R: CONSECRATIO
PEACOCK STANDING FACING
(WIFE OF VALERIAN)
(ex F. Robinson)
laney
gallienus_iovi_070210.jpg
(0253) GALLIENUS50 views253 - 260 AD (joint reign) 260 - 268 AD (sole reign)
struck 255-256, during Joint Reign with Valerian
AR Antoninianus, 22 mm 3.45 g
O: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
R: IOVI CON_SERVA_TORI, Gallienus standing facing, head right, vertical spear in right hand, receiving globe with left from Jupiter standing facing, head left, vertical scepter in left hand, globe in right
Wreath in upper center field
Samosata mint
RIC V, Part I, 440; Göbl 1697b
laney
salonina_tet~0.jpg
(0253) SALONINA33 views(wife of Gallienus; mother of emperors Valerian II and Saloninus) 253 - 268 AD
AE TETRADRACHM 21.5 mm 11.28 g
O: KORNHLIA SALWNINA CEB
DIAD DR BUST R
R: TYCHE SEATED L HOLDING RUDDER AND CORNUCOPIA
ALEXANDRIA
MILNE 3490
(SEAR III 10699)
laney
salonina_venus_a_res.jpg
(0253) SALONINA48 views(wife of Gallienus; mother of emperors Valerian II and Saloninus) 253 - 268 AD
struck 287 AD
Billon antoninianus 20.5 mm 3.57 g
Obverse: SALONINA AVG, Diademed, draped bust right, on crescent, hair weaved in rows with long plait up the back of head, under stephane.
Reverse: VENVS AVG, Venus standing left, holding helmet and spear, one arm resting on shield.
PXV in exe
Antioch
Unlisted in Sear, Van Meter #45, RSC #113, RIC 86.
1 commentslaney
salonina_alexandria.jpg
(0253) SALONINA61 views(wife of Gallienus; mother of emperors Valerian II and Saloninus)
253 - 268 AD
struck year 4 of joint rule of Gallienus and Valerian I
AE TETRADRACHM 21.5 mm 11.28 g
O: KORNHLIA SALWNINA CEB Diademed draped bust right
R: Tyche seated left,holding rudder and cornucopia, LD (year 4) above left
ALEXANDRIA; Emmett 3760a (see also Milne 3940; Sear III 10699). Rare
2 commentslaney
VALERIAN_I.jpg
(0253) VALERIAN30 views253 - 260 AD
AE ANT 22 mm 4.09 g
O: IMP CP LIC VALERIANVS AVG
RAD DR CUIR BUST R
R: LAETITIA AVGG
LAETITIA STANDING FACING L HOLDING WREATH & ANCHOR
laney
valerian.jpg
(0253) VALERIAN28 views253 - 260 AD
AE 20 mm max., 3.79 g
O: IMP CP LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, Radiate draped bust of Valerian right.
R: VIRTUS AVGG, Valerian I and Gallienus standing, facing each other; emperor on left holding scepter and globe and one on right holding Victory and spear
Antioch mint, RIC 293
laney
valerianb.jpg
(0253) VALERIAN40 views253 - 260 AD
struck 256-258 AD
Billon Antoninianus 20.5 X 23.5 mm, 3.31 g
O: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG - Radiate, draped bust right
R: PIETAS AVGG - Valerian and Gallienus facing each other sacrificing over altar between them, one holding an eagle tipped scepter, the other a parazonium
Uncertain Syrian Mint
Reference SR-9955, RIC V 285
laney
valerian_selene_anazarb.jpg
(0253) VALERIAN I15 views253-260 AD
Dated CY 272 (253/4 AD)
AE Triassarion 22 mm; 9.43 g.
O: AVT K OV A ΛЄPIANOC, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valerian right.
R: ANA(retrograde Z)APBOV MHT ЄT BOC, draped bust of Selene right, set on crescent; Г/Г to left; A/M/K to right.
Kilikia, Anazarbos mint
ref: Ziegler 815 (Vs2/Rs10); SNG France 2147; SNG Levante 1527; SNG von Aulock 5515
laney
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(0253) VALERIAN I30 views253 - 260 AD
Capitolene games issue
AE 26.5 mm, 19.34 g
O: IMP CAES P LIC VALERIANVS [PF AVG], laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
R: CER SACR CAP OEC ISEL HEL, COL-HEL across fields, male athlete standing facing, head right, holding palm branch, right hand in a selection urn.
Coele Syria, Heliopolis
Cohen 329
laney
valerian_resti_res.jpg
(0253) VALERIAN I17 views253-260 AD
Billon antoninianus 22 mm, 3.79 g
O: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG Radiate bust right
R: RESTITVT ORIENTIS Turreted female (the Orient) standing right, presenting wreath to Valerian standing left
Rome mint
laney
SALONINUS.jpg
(0258) SALONINUS25 views258 - 260 AD
(as Caesar)
AR Antoninianus
O: SALON VALERIANVS NOB [CAES]
RAD DR BUST R
R: S[PE]S PVBLICA
SPES PRESENTING FLOWER TO SALONIINUS
RIC VOL. V, PART 1, #36
ANTIOCH MINT
laney
anazarbusValerian.jpg
*Cilicia, Anazarbus. Valerian I AE2425 viewsValerian I, October 253 - c. June 260 A.D., Anazarbus, Cilicia

Obverse: AVTKOVALEPIANOCCE, radiate and draped bust right.
Reverse ANAZAPB MHTPOΠ, prize urn on table, Γ Γ above, A-M-K within legs of table, ET BOΣ in ex.
ancientone
valerianAntioch.jpg
-Pisidia, Antioch. Valerian I. AD 253-260.48 viewsĆ 22mm. Radiate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ANTIO-C-H-I COL, S-R across field, vexillum surmounted by an eagle, between two standards. Krzyzanowska VII/18; SNG France 13162 commentsancientone
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037 VALERIAN I8 viewsEMPEROR: Valerian I
DENOMINATION: Antoninianus
OBVERSE: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate draped bust right, seen from front
REVERSE: VICTORIA AVGG, Victory standing left holding wreath and palm
DATE: 254 AD
MINT: Roma
WEIGHT: 2.50 g
RIC: 124
Barnaba6
valerian1.jpg
040. Valerian, 254-260AD. BI Antoninianus.40 viewsBI Antoninianus. Antioch mint.
Obv. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG

Rev. Emperors sacrificing at altar. PIETAS AVGG

RSC 153, RIC 284.

Extremely nice condition for this emperor. EF.
LordBest
Personajes_Imperiales_7.jpg
07 - Personalities of the Empire49 viewsVolusian, Corn. Supera, Valerian I, Mariniana, Gallienus, Salonina, Valerian II, Saloninus, Regalianus, Dryantilla, Macrianus, Quietus, Postumus and Laelianus.mdelvalle
80a.jpg
080a Valerian I. AE2417 viewsobv: laur. drp.and cuir. bust r.
rev: COL IVL FEL AVG palm branch in agonistic urn on table
ex: .HEL.
hill132
80b.jpg
080b Valerian I. AE antoninianus15 viewsobv: C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG rad. drp. bust r.
rev: VIRTVS AVGG emps. std. face to face. one holding spear
and globe, the other victory and spear
hill132
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081 Mariniana. AR antoninianus15 viewsobv: DIVA E MARINIANAE laur. drp. bust r. on crescent
rev: CONSECRATIO peacock in splendor looking l.
"wife of valerian I"
hill132
84a.jpg
084a Soloninus. AR antoninianus20 viewsobv: SAL VALERIANVS CS rad. drp. bust r. seen from behind
rev: PRINC IVVENT prince std. l. holding batoned spear to r. ensign
hill132
84b.jpg
084b Saloninus. AR antoninianus11 viewsobv: SALON VALERIANVS NOB CAES rad. drp. bust r. as seen from behind
rev: SPES PVBLICA Sal. std. l. holding spear,receiving flower from Spes
hill132
84c.jpg
084c Saloninus. AR antoninianus9 viewsobv: SALON VALERIANVS NOB CAES rad. drp. bust r. as seen from behind
rev: SPES PVBLICA Sol. r. receiving flower from Spes.wreath above
hill132
85a.jpg
085a Valerian II. AR antoninianus28 viewsobv: P LIC VALERIANVS CAES rad. drp. bust r.
rev: IOVI CRESCENTI child Jupiter riding r. on goat
hill132
85b.jpg
085b Valerian II. AR antoninianus40 viewsobv: P LC VALERIANVS CAES rad. drp. bust r.
rev: IOVI CRESCENTI child Jupiter riding r. on goat
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Valerianus_AR-Ant_IMP-C-P-LIC-VALERIANVS-P-F-AVG_APOLINI-CONSERVA_RIC-V-I-72A-p-44_C-17_Rome_256-357-AD_Q-001_6h_21,5mm_2,98g-s.jpg
088 Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), RIC V-I 072A, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, APOLINI CONSERVA, Apollo standing left, #1115 views088 Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), RIC V-I 072A, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, APOLINI CONSERVA, Apollo standing left, #1
avers: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, Radiate and draped bust right.
reverse: APOLINI CONSERVA, Apollo standing left holding branch and lyre on the rock.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 21,5mm, weight: 2,98g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 256-57A.D., ref: RIC V-I 072A, p-44, C-17, Göbl-72c, Sear 9925,
Q-001
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088 Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), RIC V-I 074, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, APOLINI PROPVG, Apollo standing right, #184 views088 Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), RIC V-I 074, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, APOLINI PROPVG, Apollo standing right, #1
avers: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped bust right.
reverse: APOLINI PROPVG, Apollo standing right, drawing a bow.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-20mm, weight: 3,60g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 253 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 74, p-45, C-25,
Q-001
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Valerianus_AR-Ant_IMP-C-P-LIC-VALERIANVS-AVG_APOLINI-PROPVG_RIC-V-I-74-p-45-1A_C-25_Rome_253-AD_Q-002_6h_20,5-22mm_3,10g-s.jpg
088 Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), RIC V-I 074, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, APOLINI PROPVG, Apollo standing right, #280 views088 Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), RIC V-I 074, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, APOLINI PROPVG, Apollo standing right, #2
avers: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped bust right.
reverse: APOLINI PROPVG, Apollo standing right, drawing a bow.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 20,5-22mm, weight: 3,10g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 253 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 74, p-45, C-25,
Q-002
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088 Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), RIC V-I 125, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, VICTORIA AVG G, Victory standing right, #197 views088 Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), RIC V-I 125, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, VICTORIA AVG G, Victory standing right, #1
avers: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: VICTORIA AVG G, Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 20-21,5mm, weight: 3,06g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 254A.D., ref: RIC V-I 125, p-, C-230,
Q-001
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Valerianus_AR-Ant_IMP-C-P-LIC-VALERIANVS-PF-AVG_PIETAS-AVG-G_RIC-V-I-285-p-60-2A_C-152_Antioch_255-56-AD_Q-001_axis-5h_21mm_3,59g-s.jpg
088 Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), RIC V-I 285, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, PIETAS AVG G, #180 views088 Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), RIC V-I 285, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, PIETAS AVG G, #1
avers: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped bust right.
reverse: PIETAS AVG G, Valerian I. and Gallienus standing, facing each other, sacrificing over the altar in between.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21mm, weight: 3,59g, axis: 5h,
mint: Antioch, date: 255-256 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 285, p-60, C-152,
Q-001
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DAC_Valerian-I_AE-25_IMP-P-LIC-VALERIANO-AVG_PROVIN_CIA-DACIA_AN-VIII_Pick-na_PM-7-54-1_Mus-na_rare_Q-001_h_mm_9,73g-s.jpg
088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), Dacia, Dacia, PM 07-54-01, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANVIII, PROVINCIA DACIA, Dacia standing left, Rare!69 views088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), Dacia, Dacia, PM 07-54-01, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANVIII, PROVINCIA DACIA, Dacia standing left, Rare!
avers: IMP P LIC VALERIANO AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: PROVIN CIA DACIA, Dacia standing left, holding two standards, between an eagle and a lion, Year ANVIII in exergue.
exergue: -/-//ANVIII, diameter: 25mm, weight: 9,73g, axis: h,
mint: Dacia, date: 253-254 A.D., ref: Pick-61var??, PM-7-54-1, Mus-23var??,
Q-001
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DAC_Valerian-I_AE-25_IMP-P-L-VALERIANVS-AVG_PROVINCI-A-D-ACIA_AN-X_Pick-63var_PM-7-59-x-not-in_Mus-na_rare_Q-001_11h_26,5-28,5mm_8,75g-s.jpg
088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), Dacia, Dacia, PM 07-59-??, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANX, PROVINCIA DACIA, Dacia standing left, Rare!64 views088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), Dacia, Dacia, PM 07-59-??, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANX, PROVINCIA DACIA, Dacia standing left, Rare!
avers: IMP P L VALERIANVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
reverse: PROVINCI A D ACIA, Dacia standing left, between an eagle and a lion, right hand holding serpent, left hand holding standards, Year ANX in exergue.
exergue: -/-//ANX, diameter: 26,5-28,5mm, weight: 8,75g, axis: 11h,
mint: Dacia, date: 255-256 A.D., ref: Pick-63var??, PM-7-59-???, Mus-??,
Q-001
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VIM_Valerianus-I-AE-26_IMP-VALERIANVS-PF-AVG_PMSC_OL-VIM_AN-XVI_Pick-190_PM-7-06-2_Mus-62v_Q-001_h_26mm_7,03gx-s.jpg
088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 07-06-02, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANXVI, P M S COL VIM, Female figure standing, facing left, Rare! #0162 views088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 07-06-02, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANXVI, P M S COL VIM, Female figure standing, facing left, Rare! #01
avers: IMP VALERIANVS P F AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right.
reverse: P M S C OL VIM (Provinciae Moesiae Superioris Colonia Viminacium), Female figure (Viminacium or Provincia Moesia) standing, facing left, between bull to left and lion to right, in exergue ANXVI.
exergue: -/-//ANXVI, diameter: 26mm, weight: 7,03g, axis: h,
mint: Viminacium, date: 254-255 A.D., ref: Pick-190, PM-7-06-2, Mus-62var,
Q-001
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088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 07-06-05, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANXVI, P M S COL VIM, Female figure standing, facing left, Rare! #0164 views088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 07-06-05, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANXVI, P M S COL VIM, Female figure standing, facing left, Rare! #01
avers: IMP VALERIANVS P AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right.
reverse: P M S C OL VIM (Provinciae Moesiae Superioris Colonia Viminacium), Female figure (Viminacium or Provincia Moesia) standing, facing left, between bull to left and lion to right, in exergue ANXVI.
exergue: -/-//ANXVI, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 254-255 A.D., ref: Pick-190, PM-7-06-5, Mus-,
Q-001
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088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 07-06-05, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANXVI, P M S COL VIM, Female figure standing, facing left, Rare! #0291 views088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 07-06-05, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANXVI, P M S COL VIM, Female figure standing, facing left, Rare! #02
avers: IMP VALERIANVS P AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right.
reverse: P M S C OL VIM (Provinciae Moesiae Superioris Colonia Viminacium), Female figure (Viminacium or Provincia Moesia) standing, facing left, between bull to left and lion to right, in exergue ANXVI.
exergue: -/-//ANXVI, diameter: 26,5-28,5mm, weight: 8,96g, axis: 0h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 254-255 A.D., ref: Pick-190, PM-7-06-5, Mus-,
Q-002
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088p_Valerian-I_(253-260_A_D_),_Mysia,_Kyzikos,_AE-25,_Burning_altar,Q-001_7h_25mm_7,68g-s.jpg
088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), Mysia, Kyzikos, SNG France 858, AE-25, -/-//NEΩKOΡ, Burning altar, #1167 views088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), Mysia, Kyzikos, SNG France 858, AE-25, -/-//NEΩKOΡ, Burning altar, #1
avers: AVK ΛIK Λ VAΛEPIANOC, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right .
reverse: CTΡACΩ CTΡATΩY KYZIKEΩN NΩN (retrograde), NEΩKOΡ in ex. Burning altar between two serpent-entwined, burning torches. CΩCTΡATΩY (magistrate).
exergue: -/-//NEΩKOΡ, diameter: 25,0mm, weight: 7,68g, axis: 7h,
mint: Mysia, Kyzikos, date: 253-260 A.D., ref:SNG France 858, CNG e-Auction #68, closed 9 July, 2003, cf. SNG von Aulock 1286 (no altar); cf. SNG Copenhagen (same).
Q-001
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088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), Pisidia, Antioch, SNG France 3 1316, AE-22, S/R//--, ANTIO CHIO CL, Vexilium surmounted by eagle,121 views088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), Pisidia, Antioch, SNG France 3 1316, AE-22, S/R//--, ANTIO CHIO CL, Vexilium surmounted by eagle,
avers: IMP CAERAS LL OVNAHHIR, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: ANTIO CHIO CL, Vexilium surmounted by eagle, between two standards. S-R between the masts.
exergue: S/R//--, diameter: 21-22mm, weight: 4,24g, axis: 0h,
mint: Pisidia, Antioch, date: 253 A.D., ref: SNG France 3, 1316; Krzy. VII, 35.,
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089 Mariniana (254-58 A.D.), RIC V-I 003, Rome (Viminacium?), AR-Antoninianus, -/-//--, CONSECRATIO, Peacock standing facing, Scarce!, #1128 views089 Mariniana (254-58 A.D.), RIC V-I 003, Rome (Viminacium?), AR-Antoninianus, -/-//--, CONSECRATIO, Peacock standing facing, Scarce!, #1
Wife of Valerian I.
avers: DIVAE MARINIANAE, Diademed, veiled and draped bust right, on the crescent.
reverse: CONSECRATIO, Peacock standing facing, head left, spreading plumage.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 20,5-22,5 mm, weight: 3,52 g, axis: 7 h,
mint: Rome (Viminacium?), date: 256-57 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 3, p64, Göbl 212b; RSC 2., Scarce!,
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089 Mariniana (254-58 A.D.), RIC V-I 003, Rome (Viminacium?), AR-Antoninianus, -/-//--, CONSECRATIO, Peacock standing facing, Scarce!, #296 views089 Mariniana (254-58 A.D.), RIC V-I 003, Rome (Viminacium?), AR-Antoninianus, -/-//--, CONSECRATIO, Peacock standing facing, Scarce!, #2
Wife of Valerian I.
avers: DIVAE MARINIANAE, Veiled and draped bust right, on the crescent.
reverse: CONSECRATIO, Peacock standing facing, head left, spreading plumage.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-21,5 mm, weight: 3,05 g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome (Viminacium?), date: 256-57 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 3, p64, MIR 36, Göbl 212b; RSC 2., Scarce!,
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089 Mariniana (254-58 A.D.), RIC V-I 004 note, Rome (Viminacium?), AR-Antoninianus, V/-//--, CONSECRATIO, Peacock standing facing, Scarce!, #1106 views089 Mariniana (254-58 A.D.), RIC V-I 004 note, Rome (Viminacium?), AR-Antoninianus, V/-//--, CONSECRATIO, Peacock standing facing, Scarce!, #1
Wife of Valerian I.
avers: DIVAE MARINIANAE, Veiled and draped bust right, set on the crescent.
reverse: CONSECRATIO, Peacock standing facing, head left, spreading plumage, mintmark V in left field down.
exergue: V/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,5 mm, weight: 2,20 g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome (Viminacium?), 4th-5th emission (?), date: 256-57 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 4note, p-64, MIR 36, 225b, RSC 5., Scarce!,
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089 Mariniana (254-58 A.D.), RIC V-I 006, Rome (Viminacium?), AR-Antoninianus, -/-//--, CONSECRATIO, Diva Mariniana, reclining on peacock flying right, Rare! #1103 views089 Mariniana (254-58 A.D.), RIC V-I 006, Rome (Viminacium?), AR-Antoninianus, -/-//--, CONSECRATIO, Diva Mariniana, reclining on peacock flying right, Rare! #1
Wife of Valerian I.
avers: DIVAE MARINIANAE, Veiled and draped bust right, on crescent.
reverse: CONSECRATIO, Diva Mariniana, raising hand and holding scepter, reclining on peacock flying right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-20,5 mm, weight: 3,47 g, axis: 0 h,
mint: Rome (Viminacium?), date: 254-58 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 6, p-64, MIR 36, Göbl 850, RSC 16., Rare!
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089p Mariniana (??? A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 07-08-02, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANXVI, P M S COL VIM, Female figure standing, facing left, Rare! #0166 views089p Mariniana (??? A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 07-08-02, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANXVI, P M S COL VIM, Female figure standing, facing left, Rare! #01
Wife of Valerian I.
avers: DIVAE MARINIANAE, Veiled and draped bust right.
reverse: P M S C OL VIM (Provinciae Moesiae Superioris Colonia Viminacium), Female figure (Viminacium or Provincia Moesia) standing, facing left, between bull to left and lion to right, in exergue ANXVI.
exergue: -/-//ANXVI, diameter: 27mm, weight:9,76g, axis: h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 254-255 AD., ref: Pick-not listed, PM-7-08-2, Mus-not listed,
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092 Valerian-II (256-258 A.D. Caesar), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 01, Cologne, IOVI CRESCENTI, Jupiter riding goat Amalthea right, Scarce! #178 views092 Valerian-II (256-258 A.D. Caesar), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 01, Cologne, IOVI CRESCENTI, Jupiter riding goat Amalthea right, Scarce! #1
avers: VALERIANVS CAES, Radiate, draped bust right.
reverse: IOVI CRESCENTI, Jupiter riding goat Amalthea right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0-23,0mm, weight: 3,50g, axis: 6h,
mint: Cologne, date: 257-258 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 01, p-118, RSC-16, Scarce!,
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092 Valerian-II (256-258 A.D. Caesar), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 013, Rome, IOVI CRESCENTI, Jupiter riding goat Amalthea right, Scarce! #196 views092 Valerian-II (256-258 A.D. Caesar), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 013, Rome, IOVI CRESCENTI, Jupiter riding goat Amalthea right, Scarce! #1
avers:- P-LIC-VALERIANVS-CAES, Radiate, draped bust right.
revers:- IOVI-CRESCENTI, Jupiter riding goat Amalthea right.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 20,5mm, weight: 3,07g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 253-255 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-13, p-118, C-29, Scarce!,
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Valerianus-II__AR-Ant_P-LIC-VALERIANVS-CAES_IOVI-CRESCENTI_RIC-V-I-13_C-29_253-55-AD_Q-002_1h_20-21mm_3,43ga-s.jpg
092 Valerian-II (256-258 A.D. Caesar), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 013, Rome, IOVI CRESCENTI, Jupiter riding goat Amalthea right, Scarce! #2127 views092 Valerian-II (256-258 A.D. Caesar), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 013, Rome, IOVI CRESCENTI, Jupiter riding goat Amalthea right, Scarce! #2
avers:- P-LIC-VALERIANVS-CAES, Radiate, draped bust right, seen from front.
revers:- IOVI-CRESCENTI, Jupiter riding goat Amalthea right.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 20-21mm, weight: 3,43g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 253-255 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-13, p-118, C-29, Scarce!,
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092 Valerian-II (256-258 A.D. Caesar), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 019, Rome, PIETAS AVG G, Sacrificial instruments,86 views092 Valerian-II (256-258 A.D. Caesar), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 019, Rome, PIETAS AVG G, Sacrificial instruments.
avers:- P-LIC-VALERIANVS-CAES, Radiate, draped bust right.
revers:- PIETAS-AVG-G, Sacrificial instruments.
exergo: - , diameter: 18,5-20,5mm, weight: 3,43g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 254-255 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-19, p-118, C-45,
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092 Valerian-II (256-258 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 024a, CONSECRATIO, Large altar, 214 views092 Valerian-II, (256-258 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 024a, CONSECRATIO, Large altar,
avers:- DIVO CAES VALERIANO, Radiate head right of Valerianus II. as a boy.
revers:- CONSECRATIO, Large altar.
exerg: , diameter: 21-22,5 mm, weight: 5,40g, axis: h,
mint: Minted posthumously at Rome, date: 258-259 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-024a,
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092p Valerian II. (256-258 A.D.), Ionia, Smyrna, (third Neokoros), SNG München 456, AE-21, Herakles,112 views092p Valerian II. (256-258 A.D.), Ionia, Smyrna, (third Neokoros), SNG München 456, AE-21, Herakles,
avers: - ΠO ΛIK O VAΛEPIANOC, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers: - CMΥRNAIΩN Γ NEΩKO/R ΩN, ( Γ are = third Neokoros), Herakles, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and club, lionskin over arm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 20,7mm, weight: 3,85g, axis: 0h,
mint: Ionia, Smyrna, date: 255-260B.C., ref: SNG München 456, Klose 1.8, CNG Elec. Auc. 160 (3/2007), lot 198,
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092p Valerian-II. (256-258 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-2991, D-5373, Eagle left, L-Δ, across the field,67 views092p Valerian-II. (256-258 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-2991, D-5373, Eagle left, L-Δ, across the field,
avers:- Π-ΛΙΚ-ΚΟΡ-ΟVΑΛΕΡΙΑΝΟC-KAIC-CEB, Bare head right.
revers:-,Eagle left, head right, his beak wreath, L-Δ, across the field (year 4 Valerianus-I.),
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 20,5-21,5 mm, weight: 10,44g, axes: 11 h,
mint: Alexandria, date: 256-257 A.D., L-Δ, across the field (year 4 Valerianus-I.), ref: Geissen-2991, Dattari-5373, Kapmann-Ganschow-92.2-p324,
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093 Saloninus (258-260 A.D. Caesar), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 009, Colonia-Agrippina, PIETAS AVG, Sacrificial instruments,197 views093 Saloninus (258-260 A.D. Caesar), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 009, Colonia-Agrippina, PIETAS AVG, Sacrificial instruments,
avers: SALON VALERIANVS CAES, Radiate, draped bust right.
reverse: PIETAS AVG, Sacrificial implements: Lituus, knife, patera, vase, simpulum and sprinkler.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 22,5-24,5mm, weight: 2,63g, axis: 0h,
mint: Colonia-Agrippina, date: 258-259 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-9, p-, C-41,
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093_Saloninus,_Bi-Ant_,_RIC_V-I_036,_Samosata,_SALON_VALERIANVS_NOB_CAES,_SPES_PVBLICA,_256-260AD,_Q-001,_5h,_20-21mm,_3g-s.jpg
093 Saloninus (258-260 A.D. Caesar), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 036, Samosata, SPES PVBLICA, Prince in military dress and Spes,100 views093 Saloninus (258-260 A.D. Caesar), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 036, Samosata, SPES PVBLICA, Prince in military dress and Spes,
avers: SALON VALERIANVS NOB CAES, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Saloninus right.
reverse: SPES PVBLICA, Prince in military dress standing right, holding scepter and receiving a flower from Spes, walking left, lifting hem of skirt, star between.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 20,0-21,0mm, weight: 3,00g, axis: 5h,
mint: Samosata, date: 256-260 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 36, p-, C-41,
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100 - Saloninus, Antoninianus - RIC 00914 viewsObv:– SALON VALERIANVS CAES, Radiate, draped bust right
Rev:– PIETAS AVG, Lituus, knife, jug, simpulum and sprinkler
Minted in Rome. A.D. 258-260
Reference:– Hunter 8. RIC 9. RSC 41.

Weight 3.23g. 22.76mm.
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105 - Valerian Antoninianus - RIC 01220 viewsObv:– VALERIANVS P F AVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– ORIE-N-S AVGG, Sol walking left, holding whip and raising hand
Minted in Lugdunum. A.D. 258-259
Reference:– Cohen 6. RIC 12
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105 - Valerian Antoninianus - RIC 12113 viewsObv:– IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– SALVS AVGG, Salus standing left feeding snake and holding scepter
Minted in Rome mint, 253-254 A.D.
Reference:– RIC V 121. RSC 197.
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105 - Valerian Antoninianus - RIC 21019 viewsObv:– IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– AETERNITATI AVGG, Saturn standing right, holding scythe
Minted in Antioch
Reference:– Goebl 1559a. RIC V 210. RSC 8.

A scarcer reverse type. A somewhat flat strike.
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105 - Valerian I Antoninianus - RIC 287c55 viewsObv:– IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– RESTITVT ORIENTIS, Female figure of the Orient presenting a wreath to Valerian
Minted in Antioch.
Reference:– RIC 287c, RSC 189
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107 - Gallienus - RIC 45620 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVGG, Valerian and Gallienus standing facing each other
Minted in Asia.
Reference:– Göbl 1687m. RIC 456, Cohen 1310
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109 - Valerian II - RIC 0096 viewsObv:– DIVO VALERIANO CAES, Radiate & draped bust right
Rev:– CONSACRATIO, Eagle flying right, bearing the deceased young Caesar to heaven.
Minted in Rome (Posthumous issue). A.D. 257-258
Reference(s) – RIC 9. RSC 5.

4.13 gms, 22.36mm. 180 degrees.
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110 - Saloninus, Antoninianus - RIC 03525 viewsObv:– P COR SAL VALERIANVS CAES, Radiate, draped bust right
Rev:– DII NVTRITORES, Jupiter presenting to prince a small Victory
Minted in Antioch. A.D. 257-258
Reference:– RIC 35. RSC 21.
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115. Valerian I (253–260 A.D.)17 viewsAv.: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG
Rv.: PIETATI AVGG

AR Antoninian Ř22 / 2.7g
RIC V 219A Viminacium,
Göbl 1563a Antioch
1. Emission
Juancho
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116. Mariniana (wife of Valerian) 17 viewsAv.: DIVAE MARINIANAE
Rv.: CONSECRATIO

AE Antoninian Ř20-22 / 1.4g
RIC V-1 6 Rome
RIC Rarity rating R!
Juancho
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119. Valerian II (256-258 A.D.)12 viewsAv.: P C L VALERIANVS NOB CAES
Rv.: PIETAS AVGG

AR Antoninian Ř22 / 2.5g
RIC 20 Rome / Göbl 248 k
Juancho
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120. Saloninus (259 A.D.) 18 viewsAv.: SALON VALERIANVS CAES
Rv.: PIETAS AVG

AR Antoninianus Ř23 / 3.4g
RIC V-1 9 Cologne, Cohen 41,
Sear5 10767, Elmer 69/107
Juancho
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1cu Trebonianus Gallus24 views251-253

AE Viminacium

Laureate, draped bust, right, IMP C GALLVS P FELIX AVG
Moesia standing facing, head left, hands outstretched over a bull and a lion at her sides, PMS COL VIM

Moushmov 56

For Gallus' perfidy against Decius, see the Decius entry. Zosimus reports regarding Gallus' reign: Gallus, who declared his son Volusianus his associate in the empire, published an open declaration, that Decius and his army had perished by his contrivance. The Barbarians now became more prosperous than before. For Callus not only permitted them to return home with the plunder, but promised to pay them annually a sum of money, and allowed them to carry off all the noblest captives; most of whom had been taken at Philippopolis in Thrace.

Gallus, having made these regulations, came to Rome, priding himself on the peace he had made with the Barbarians. And though he at first spoke with approbation of Decius's mode of government, and adopted one of his sons, yet, after some time was elapsed, fearing that some of them who were fond of new projects might recur to a recapitulation of the princely virtues of Decius, and therefore might at some opportunity give the empire to his son, he concerted the young man's destruction, without regard either to his own adoption of him, or to common honour and justice.

Gallus was so supine in the administration of the empire, that the Scythians in the first place terrified all the neighbouring nations, and then laid waste all the countries as far by degrees as the sea coast; not leaving one nation subject to the Romans unpillaged, and taking almost all the unfortified towns, and many that were fortified. Besides the war on every side, which was insupportably burdensome to them, the cities and villages were infested with a pestilence, which swept away the remainder of mankind in those regions; nor was so great a mortality ever known in any former period.

At this crisis, observing that the emperors were unable to defend the state, but neglected all without the walls of Rome, the Goths, the Borani, the Urugundi, and the Carpi once more plundered the cities of Europe of all that had been left in them; while in another quarter, the Persians invaded Asia, in which they acquired possession of Mesopotamia, and proceeded even as far as Antioch in Syria, took that city, which is the metropolis of all the east, destroyed many of the inhabitants, and carried the remainder into captivity, returning home with immense plunder, after they had destroyed all the buildings in the city, both public and private, without meeting with the least resistance. And indeed the Persians had a fair opportunity to have made themselves masters of all Asia, had they not been so overjoyed at their excessive spoils, as to be contented with keeping and carrying home what they had acquired.

Meantime the Scythians of Europe were in perfect security and went over into Asia, spoiling all the country as far as Cappodocia, Pesinus, and Ephesus, until Aemilianus, commander of the Pannonian legions, endeavouring as much as possible to encourage his troops, whom the prosperity of the Barbarians had so disheartened that they durst not face them, and reminding them of the renown of Roman courage, surprised the Barbarians that were in that neighbourhood. Having destroyed great numbers of them, and led his forces into their country, removing every obstruction to his progress, and at length freeing the subjects of the Roman empire from their ferocity, he was appointed emperor by his army. On this he collected all the forces of that country, who were become more bold since his successes against the Barbarians, and directed his march towards Italy, with the design of fighting Gallus, who was as yet. unprepared to contend with him. For Gallus had never heard of what had occurred in the east, and therefore made only what accidental preparations were in his reach, while Valerianus went to bring the Celtic and German legions. But Aemilianus advanced with great speed into Italy, and the armies were very near to each other, when the soldiers of Gallus, reflecting that his force was much inferior to the enemy both in number and strength, and likewise that he was a negligent indolent man, put him and his son to death, and going over to the party of Aemilianus, appeared to establish his authority.
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1cw Aemilian26 views253

AE 26

Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust, right, IMP C M AEMIL AEMILIANVS AVG
PROVIN-CIA DACIA, Dacia standing facing, holding short sceptre in left arm, over which is a wreath, and holding up a bundle of rice in right hand, eagle and lion at feet, VIII in exergue.

Moushmov 20

Zosimus records: Aemilianus advanced with great speed into Italy, and the armies were very near to each other, when the soldiers of Gallus, reflecting that his force was much inferior to the enemy both in number and strength, and likewise that he was a negligent indolent man, put him and his son to death, and going over to the party of Aemilianus, appeared to establish his authority. But Valerianus brought into Italy from beyond the Alps a vast army, with which he deemed himself secure of conquering Aemilianus. The soldiers of Aemilianus, who saw that his conduct was more like that of a private sentinel than of an emperor, now put him to death as a person unfit for so weighty a charge.

Eutropius' curt review: AEMILIANUS was little distinguished by birth, and less distinguished by his reign, in the third month of which he was cut off.
Blindado
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1cx Valerian37 views253-260

Antoninianus

Radiate draped and cuirassed bust, right, IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG
Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm, VICTORIA AVGG

RIC 125

Persians surrounded Valerian's army in the East in 260 and took the emperor prisoner. He died on an unknown date in captivity.

Zosimus noted: The nations subject to the Romans being unable to endure [Maximinus'] monstrous cruelty, and greatly distressed by the ravages he committed, the Africans proclaimed Gordianus and his son, of the same name, emperors, and sent ambassadors to Rome, one of whom was Valerianus, a man of consular rank, who afterwards himself became emperor. . . .

Aemilianus advanced with great speed into Italy, and the armies were very near to each other, when the soldiers of Gallus, reflecting that his force was much inferior to the enemy both in number and strength, and likewise that he was a negligent indolent man, put him and his son to death, and going over to the party of Aemilianus, appeared to establish his authority. But Valerianus brought into Italy from beyond the Alps a vast army, with which he deemed himself secure of conquering Aemilianus. The soldiers of Aemilianus, who saw that his conduct was more like that of a private sentinel than of an emperor, now put him to death as a person unfit for so weighty a charge.

By these means Valerianus became emperor with universal consent, and employed himself in the regulation of affairs. But the excursions of the Scythians, and of the Marcomanni, who made an inroad into all the countries adjacent to the empire, reduced Thessalonica to extreme danger; and though they were with muct difficulty compelled to raise the siege by the brave defence of those within, yet all Greece was in alarm. The Athenians repaired their walls, which they had never thought worth their care since Sylla threw them down. The Peloponnesians likewise fortified the Isthmus, and all Greece put itself upon its guard for the general security.

Valerianus, perceiving the empire in danger on every side, associated his son Gallienus with himself in the government! and went himself into the east to oppose the Persians. He entrusted to his son the care of the forces in Europe, thus leaving him to resist the Barbarians who poured in upon him in every direction. . . .

Valerianus had by this time heard of the disturbances in Bithynia, but his district would not allow him to confide the defence of it to any of his generals. He therefore sent Felix to Byzantium, and went in person from Antioch into Cappadocia, and after he had done some injury to every city by which he passed, he returned homeward. But the plague then attacked his troops, and destroyed most of them, at the time when Sapor made an attempt upon the east, and reduced most of it into subjection. In the mean time, Valerianus became so effeminate and indolent, that he dispaired of ever recovering from the present ill state of affairs, and would have concluded the war by a present of money; had not Sapor sent back the ambasadors who were sent to him with that proposal, without their errand, desiring the emperor to come and speak with him in person concerning the affairs he wished to adjust; To which he most imprudently consented, and going without consideration to Sapor with a small retinue, to treat for a peace, was presently laid hold of by the enemy, and so ended his days in the capacity of a slave among the Persians, to the disgrace of the Roman name in all future times.
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Bronze antoninianus

Radiate, draped bust, right, GALLINVS AVG
Mars standing left, holding globe in right hand and spear in left hand, P in right field, VIRTVS AVG

RIC 317

Gallienus oversaw a period of disintegration of the empire and lost control over the East, Gaul, Spain, and Britain.

Zosimus observed: [When Valerian left for the East] As the Germans were the most troublesome enemies, and harrassed the Gauls in the vicinity of the Rhine, Gallienus marched against them in person, leaving his officers to repel with the forces under their command any others that should enter Italy, Illyricum, and Greece. With these designs, he possessed himself of and defended the passages of the Rhine, at one time preventing their crossing, and at another engaging them as soon as they had crossed it. But having only a small force to resist an immense number, he was at a loss how to act, and thought to secure himself by a league with one of the German princes. He thus not only prevented the other Barbarians from so frequently passing the Rhine, but obstructed the access of auxiliaries.

Eutropius recorded: Gallienus, who was made emperor when quite a young man, exercised his power at first happily, afterwards fairly, and at last mischievously. In his youth he performed many gallant acts in Gaul and Illyricum, killing Ingenuus, who had assumed the purple, at Mursa, and Regalianus. He was then for a long time quiet and gentle; afterwards, abandoning himself to all manner of licentiousness, he relaxed the reins of government with disgraceful inactivity and carelesness. The Alemanni, having laid waste Gaul, penetrated into Italy. Dacia, which had been added to the empire beyond the Danube, was lost. Greece, Macedonia, Pontus, Asia, were devastated by the Goths. Pannonia was depopulated by the Sarmatians and Quadi. The Germans made their way as far as Spain, and took the noble city of Tarraco. The Parthians, after taking possession of Mesopotamia, began to bring Syria under their power.

Zosimus resumes: Gallienus in the mean time still continued beyond the Alps, intent on the German war, while the Senate, seeing Rome in such imminent danger, armed all the soldiers that were in the city, and the strongest of the common people, and formed an army, which exceeded the Barbarians in number. This so alarmed the Barbarians, that they left Rome, but ravaged all the rest of Italy. At this period, when Illyricum groaned under the oppression of the Barbarians, and the whole Roman empire was in such a helpless state as to be on the very verge of ruin, a plague happened to break out in several of the towns, more dreadful than any that had preceded it. The miseries inflicted on them by the Barbarians were thus alleviated, even the sick esteeming themselves fortunate. The cities that had been taken by the Scythians were thus deserted.

Gallienus, being disturbed by these occurrences, was returning to Rome to relieve Italy from the war which the Scythians were thus carrying on. It was at this time, that Cecrops, a Moor, Aureolus and Antoninus, with many others, conspired against him, of whom the greater part were punished and submitted. Aureolus alone retained his animosity against the emperor.

The Scythians, who had dreadfully afflicted the whole of Greece, had now taken Athens, when Gallienus advanced against those who were already in possession of Thrace, and ordered Odonathus of Palmyra, a person whose ancestors had always been highly respected by the emperors, to assist the eastern nations which were then in a very distressed condition. . . .

While affairs were thus situated in the east, intelligence was brought to Gallienus, who was then occupied in the Scythian war, that Aurelianus, or Aureolus, who was commander of the cavalry posted in the neighbourhood of Milan to watch the motions of Posthumus, had formed some new design, and was ambitious to be emperor. Being alarmed at this he went immediately to Italy, leaving the command against the Scythians with Marcianus, a person of great experience in military affairs. . . . Gallienus, in his journey towards Italy, had a plot formed against him by Heraclianus, prefect of the court, who communicated his design to Claudius, in whom the chief management of affairs was vested. The design was to murder Gallienus. Having found a man very ready for such an undertaking, who commanded a troop of Dalmatians, he entrusted the action to him. To effect it, the party stood by Gallienus at supper and informed him that some of the spies had brought intelligence, that Aureolus and his army were close at hand. By this they considerably alarmed him. Calling immediately for his horse and arms, he mounted, ordering his men to follow him in their armour, and rode away without any attendance. Thus the captain finding him alone killed him.
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1cz Salonina18 viewsWife of Gallienus and mother of Valerian II and Saloninus.

Antoninianus

Diademed and draped bust, right on crescent, right, CORN SALONINA AVG
Vesta standing left holding sceptre and patera, VESTA

RIC 39[j]

Zonaras relates this anecdote: While Galienus was making sorties against some of the enemy, the empress was on one occasion exposed to danger. For she was present with him. For as the sovereign had sallied forth with the majority of his troops, very few were stationed about his camp. The enemy, when they noticed this, attacked the sovereign’s tent, intending to snatch the empress. One of the soldiers who had been left behind had seated himself in front of the tent, removed one of his shoes from his foot, and was mending it. Then, as he saw the enemy attacking, he grabbed a shield and dagger and bravely rushed against them. He struck one and a second and blocked the remainder, who had shied away before his charge. And so, when more soldiers had raced to the spot, the sovereign’s wife was saved.
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Son of Gallienus

Antoninianus

Radiate draped bust, right, VALERIANVS CEAS
IOVI CRESCENTI, infant Jupiter on goat.

RIC 13
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Son of Gallienus

Antoninianus

Radiate draped bust, right, SALON VALERIANVS NOB CAES
Sacrificial implements, PIETAS AVG

RIC 9

Zosimus recorded Saloninus' fate: After this, Posthumus, who commanded the Celtic army, was also inclined towards innovation, and accompanied some soldiers that revolted at the same time to Agrippina, which is the principal city on the Rhine, in which he besieged Saloninus, the son of Gallienus, threatening to remain before the walls until he was given up to him. On this account the soldiers found it necessary to surrender both him and Silvanus, whom his father had appointed his guardian, both of whom Posthumus put to death, and made himself sovereign of the Celtae.
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Billon antoninianus

Radiate cuirassed bust, right, IMP C FVL MACRIANVS PF AVG
Aequitas standing left holding scales & cornucopiae, star to left, AEQVTAS AVGG

RIC 5

Macrianus did not rule in Rome. He and his brother Quietus took command of the army after the Persians captured Valerian but were defeated by one of Gallienus' generals when they marched west. According to the Historia Augusta: After the capture of Valerian, long a most
noble prince in the state, then a most valiant emperor, but at the last the most unfortunate of all men (either because in his old age he pined away among the Persians or because he left behind him unworthy descendants), Ballista, Valerian's prefect, and Macrianus, the foremost of his generals, since they knew that Gallienus was worthy only of contempt and since the soldiers, too, were seeking an emperor, withdrew together to a certain place, to consider what should be done. They then agreed that, since Gallienus was far away and Aureolus was usurping the imperial power, some emperor ought to be chosen, and, indeed, the best man, lest there should arise some pretender. . . . Ballista, perceiving that Macrianus, in so speaking, seemed to have in mind his own two sons, answered him as follows : "To your wisdom, then, we entrust the commonwealth. And so give us your sons Macrianus and Quietus, most valiant young men, long since made tribunes by Valerian, for, under the rule of Gallienus, for the very reason that they are good men, they cannot remain unharmed."

And so, with the consent of all the soldiers, Macrianus was made emperor, together with his two sons Macrianus and Quietus, and he immediately proceeded to march against Gallienus, leaving affairs in the East in whatever state he could. But while he was on the march, having with him a force of forty-five thousand soldiers, he met Aureolus in Illyricum or on the borders of Thrace, and there he was defeated and together with his son was slain. Then thirty thousand of his men yielded to Aureolus' power.
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22045 Valerian I/Pietas Avgg11 viewsValerian I/Pietas Avgg
Obv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: PIETAS AVGG
Valerian I and Gallienus standing facing each other, sacrificing over lit altar
Mint:Antioch 22.9mm 3.9g
RIC V, Part I, 285; Göbl 1684e
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22113 Valerian/Victory12 viewsValerian/Victory
Obv: IMP VALERIANVS P F AVG
Bust of Valerian, radiate, draped, right
Rev: VICT PART
Victory, winged, draped, standing left, holding wreath in right hand and palm in left hand; at her feet, captive
Mint: Viminacium 19.9mm 2.16g
RIC V Valerian 262 Sear 9982
Ex Frascatius
Thanks to Curtisclay for helping correct the mint.
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240 Valerian16 viewsValerian I, AR Antoninianus, 257, Antioch

OBVERSE: IMP VALERIANVS AVG Radiate, draped bust right
REVERSE: P M TR P V COS IIII P P, Valerian and Gallienus standing facing, with shields and spears between.

"This reverse imitates the Caius and Lucius Caesar reverse of Augustus and represents the joint Consulate of Valerian and Gallienus in 257."
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240 Valerian I40 viewsValerian I, October 253 - c. June 260 A.D.
Billon antoninianus, Göbl MIR 1700l (Samosata), RIC V 287 (Antioch), SRCV III 9967 (uncertain Syrian mint), Fine or better, Syrian mint, 258 - 260 A.D.; obverse IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse RESTITVT ORIENTIS (restorer of the East), turreted female (the Orient) presenting wreath to the Emperor standing left holding spear, pellet in wreath above; Ex Forvm

"The false propaganda on the reverse is particularly ironic considering Valerian's fate. After years of war and great losses, Valerian arranged peace talks with the Sasanian Persian emperor Sapor. He set off with a small group to discuss terms and was never seen again. In Rome it was rumored that Sapor was using his stuffed body as a footstool."
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252 Saloninus 32 viewsSaloninus AR Antoninianus. Antioch mint. SALON VALERIANVS NOB CAES, radiate draped bust right / SPES PVBLICA, Spes presenting flower to prince. RIC 36, Cohen 95. Sear Roman Coins and their Values [1988 edition] s3083
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253a43 viewsValerian I 253-60 AD
AE sestertius
Rome mint
Obv "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG"
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "VICTORIA AVGG SC"
Victory standing left leaning on shield
RIC 180; C 226; Gőbl 77
1 commentsmauseus
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253a38 viewsValerian I 253-60 AD
AE sestertius
Rome mint
Obv "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG"
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "VIRTVS AVGG SC"
Virtus standing left leaning on shield
RIC 182; C 269; Gőbl 38
2 commentsmauseus
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253a19 viewsValerian I 253-60 AD
AE as
Rome mint
Obv "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG"
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "FELICITAS AVGG SC"
Felicitas standing left holding cornucopia and caduceus
RIC 192
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253a34 viewsValerian I 253-60 AD
AE 28 mm
Anemurium in Cilicia
Legend within wreath, amphora above
Victory standing left leaning on shield
SNG Lev 520 (this coin)
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253a17 viewsValerian I 253-60 AD
AE 28 mm
Anazarbus in Cilicia
Six prize urns
mauseus
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253a23 viewsValerian I 253-60 AD
AE 30 mm
Sagalassus in Pisidia
Cult statue in octastyle temple
Countermark of eaglestanding facing with head turned left, wreath in beak - Howgego 335
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253a14 viewsValerian I 253-60 AD
AR antoninianus
Rome mint
Obv "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "RESTIVTOR ORBIS"
Emperor standing right raising kneeling female figure
RIC 117; Gobl 111
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253a8 viewsValerian I 253-60 AD
AE sestertius
Rome mint
Obv "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG"
Laureate cuirassed bust right
Rev "FELICITAS AVGG SC"
Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopia
RIC 157; C 58; Gobl 73
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253a20 viewsValerian I 253-60 AD
AR antoninianus
Rome mint
Obv "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "APOLINI PROPVG"
Apollo standing right firing bow
RIC 74; C 25; Gobl 44
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253a14 viewsValerian I 253-60 AD
AR antoninianus
Rome mint
Obv "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "PM TRP V COS IIII PP"
Emperor seated left in curule chair holding globe and sceptre
RIC 142c; Gobl 63
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253a21 viewsValerian I 253-60 AD
AR antoninianus
Rome mint
Obv "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "SALVS AVG"
Salus standing left feeding serpent rising from altar
RIC 121; C 197; Gobl 29
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253a7 viewsValerian I 253-60 AD
AE as
Rome mint
Obv "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG"
Laureate cuirassed bust right
Rev "APOLINI CONSERVA SC"
Apollos standing left holding branch and resting lyre on rock
RIC 190
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253a5 viewsValerian I 253-60 AD
AE sestertius
Rome mint
Obv "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG"
Laureate cuirassed bust right
Rev "APOLINI CONSERVA SC"
Apollos standing left holding branch and resting lyre on rock
RIC 152
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25618 viewsValerian II, caesar 256-58 AD
AR antoninianus
Gallic (Trier?) mint
Obv "DIVO VALERIANO CAES"
Radiate draped bust right
Rev "CONSECRATIO"
The Caesar on an eagle flying right
RIC 9
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25613 viewsValerian II, caesar 256-58 AD
AR antoninianus
Gallic (Trier?) mint
Obv "VALERIANVS CAES"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "IOVI CRESCENTI"
Infant Jupiter seted on a goat right
RIC 3
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25614 viewsValerian II, caesar 256-58 AD
AR antoninianus
Samosata mint
Obv "VALERIANVS NOBIL CAES"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "PRINC IVVENTVTIS"
Prince standing left placing wreath on trophy
RIC 49; Gobl 1694
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256/8-260 AD - Saloninus - RIC V 28 - PRINC or PRINCIPI IVVENT44 viewsProbable Caesar: Saloninus (Caes: late 250s AD)
Date: 257-258 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Antoninianus

Obverse: LIC COR SAL VALERIANVS N CAES
Licinius Cornelius Saloninus Valerianus Noble Caesar
Bust right; radiate and draped

Reverse: PRINC or PRINCIPI IVVENT
First among the Young Men.
Prince standing left, holding ensign and spear or sceptre, captive at foot.
"P" in right field

Rome mint
RIC V Saloninus 28; VM 9
1.86g; 20.8mm; 345°
Pep
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256/8-260 AD - Saloninus as Caesar - RIC V 36 - SPES PVBLICA29 viewsCaesar: Saloninus (Caes: late 250s AD)
Date: 256 AD
Condition: aVF
Denomination: Antoninianus

Obverse: SALON VALERIANVS NOB CAES
Saloninus Valerianus Noble Caesar
Bust right; radiate and draped

Reverse: SPES PVBLICA
Hope of the public.
Spes presenting flower to prince.

Antioch mint
RIC V Saloninus 36
3.35g; 22.0mm; 165°
Pep
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260b39 viewsSaloninus 260 AD
AR antoninianus
Gallic mint (Trier?)
Obv "IMP SALON VALERIANVS AVG"
Radiate and draped bust right
Rev "FELICITAS AVGG"
Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopia
RIC -; Göbl 916
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29. Trebonianus Gallus.56 viewsAntoninianus, ca 252 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP CAES VIB TREB GALLVS AVG / Radiate bust of Gallus.
Reverse: APOLL SALVTARI / Apollo standing, holding branch and a lyre set on a rock.
3.82 gm., 20 mm.
RIC #32; Sear #9627.

In his book The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, & the End of an Empire, author Kyle Harper suggests the plague described by Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, was not a localized plague of some sort, but was one and the same with the plague that ravaged the Roman Empire during the reign of Trebonianus Gallus and several of his successors.

The plague was first reported in Alexandria in 249 AD, and by 251 AD it had made its way to Rome where the boy emperor Hostilian died from it. Harper says (p, 138), “The Plague of Cyprian is in the background of imperial history from ca. AD 249 to AD 262, possibly with even later effects around AD 270.”

Harper also presents a case that the plague was either pandemic influenza (similar to that of 1918) or a viral hemorrhagic fever (similar to the Ebola virus of today).

Coins with the reverse legend APOLL SALVTARI (“Apollo the Healer”) exist on coins of Trebonianus Gallus, Volusian, Aemilian, and Valerian I. This reverse type is certainly to be interpreted as an appeal to Apollo for deliverance from the plague that was spreading through the Empire at this time.
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307. Aemilian30 viewsMarcus Aemilius Aemilianus was born about AD 207 either on the island of Jerba in Africa, or somewhere in Mauretania.
His career saw him becoming senator and reaching the office of consul. In AD 252 he then became governor of Lower Moesia.

In the spring of AD 253 the Goths broke the treaty made with the emperor Trebonianus Gallus. Aemilian quickly drove them out of Moesia and then, crossed the Danube crushing the Gothic forces.

In a time when Rome suffered continuous setbacks his unexpected triumph made him an outstanding leader in the eyes of his men. So, in July or August AD 253 Aemilian was proclaimed emperor by his troops. The new emperor didn't waste time. Immediately he marched his troops into Italy, rapidly moving on Rome. Only fifty miles north of the capital, at Interamna, they were were approached by the much inferior army of unprepared emperor Gallus and with his son and co-emperor Volusianus. Their troops however, realizing themselves dead if they were sent to fight Aemilian's much larger and more experienced Danubian forces, turned on them and killed them, leaving Aemilian sole emperor.

The senate, having only recently declared Aemilian a public enemy under Gallus, immediately confirmed him as emperor and Aemilian's wife Gaia Cornelia Supera was made Augusta.

All the empire now lay at Aemilian's feet, but for one big problem. Publius Licinius Valerianus, called to aid by the late Trebonianus Gallus, was marching toward Rome. His emperor might have been dead, but his usurper was still alive, giving Valerian all the reasons needed to carry on towards the capital. In fact the soldiers of his Rhine armies now declared him emperor in place of Aemilian.

As Aemilian now moved north to face his challenger history repeated itself. His own soldiers not wanting to fight a army they thought superior to their own, turned on him near Spoletium and stabbed him to death (October AD 253). The bridge where he died was afterwards known as the pons sanguinarius, the 'bridge of blood'.

Aemilian had ruled for only 88 days.

Aemilian AR Antonininus. 253 AD. IMP AEMILIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate draped bust right / VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, foot on helmet, holding branch & spear. RSC 60. RIC 12. Ex-WCNC
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308. Valerian I23 viewsRIC 209 Valerian I 253-260 AD AR Antoninianus of Moesia. Radiate draped bust/Aequitas standing holding balance and cornucopia.

Publius Licinius Valerianus (ca. 200-260), known in English as Valerian, was Roman emperor from 253 to 260. His full Latin title was IMPERATOR · CAESAR · PVBLIVS · LICINIVS · VALERIANVS · PIVS FELIX · INVICTVS · AVGVSTVS — in English, "Emperor Caesar Publius Licinus Valerianus Pious Lucky Undefeated Augustus."

Unlike the majority of the usurpers of the crisis of the third century, Valerian was of a noble and traditional Senatorial family. Details of his early life are elusive, but his marriage to Egnatia Mariniana who gave him two sons: Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus and Valerianus Minor is known.

In 238 he was princeps senatus, and Gordian I negotiated through him for Senatorial acknowledgement for his claim as Emperor. In 251, when Decius revived the censorship with legislative and executive powers so extensive that it practically embraced the civil authority of the Emperor, Valerian was chosen censor by the Senate. Under Decius he was nominated governor of the Rhine provinces of Noricum and Raetia and retained the confidence of his successor, Trebonianus Gallus, who asked him for reinforcements to quell the rebellion of Aemilianus in 253. Valerian headed south, but was too late: Gallus' own troops killed him and joined Aemilianus before his arrival. The Raetian soldiers then proclaimed Valerian emperor and continued their march towards Rome. At the time of his arrival in September, Aemilianus' legions defected, killing him and proclaiming Valerian emperor. In Rome, the Senate quickly acknowledged him, not only for fear of reprisals, but also because he was one of their own.

Valerian's first act as emperor was to make his son Gallienus colleague. In the beginning of his reign the affairs in Europe went from bad to worse and the whole West fell into disorder. In the East, Antioch had fallen into the hands of a Persian vassal, Armenia was occupied by Shapur I (Sapor). Valerian and Gallienus split the problems of the Empire between the two, with the son taking the West and the father heading East to face the Persian threat.

By 257, Valerian had already recovered Antioch and returned the Syrian province to Roman control but in the following year, the Goths ravaged Asia Minor. Later in 259, he moved to Edessa, but an outbreak of plague killed a critical number of legionaries, weakening the Roman position. Valerian was then forced to seek terms with Shapur I. Sometime towards the end of 259, or at the beginning of 260, Valerian was defeated and made prisoner by the Persians (making him the only Roman Emperor taken captive). It is said that he was subjected to the greatest insults by his captors, such as being used as a human stepladder by Shapur when mounting his horse. After his death in captivity, his skin was stuffed with straw and preserved as a trophy in the chief Persian temple. Only after Persian defeat in last Persia-Roman war three and a half centuries later was his skin destroyed.
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308a. Diva Mariniana 16 viewsDiva Mariniana, wife of Valerian I. 253-260 AD. AR Antoninianus (3.04 gm). DIVAE
MARINIANAE, veiled and draped bust right, resting on a crescent / CONSECRATIO,
peacock flying right, carrying Mariniana who is veiled and raising right hand and
holding sceptre. RIC V pt. 1, 6; Hunter 1; RSC 16.
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308b. Saloninus (AD 258-260)149 viewsSon of Gallienus

Publius Licinius Cornelius Saloninus (242 - 260) was Roman Emperor in 260. His full title was IMP CAESAR CORNELIUS LICINIUS SALONINUS VALERIANUS PF INVICTUS AUG.

Saloninus was born around the year 242. His father was the later emperor Gallienus. In 258 Saloninus was appointed Caesar by his father (just like his older brother Valerian II, who had then just died, two years earlier was) and sent to Gaul, to make sure his father's authority was respected there. Saloninus lived in Cologne during that time of his life.

In 260 (probably in july) Saloninus and his protector, the praetorian prefect Silvanus, had an argument with the usurper Postumus about the distribution of some booty. Both fled to Cologne with some loyal troops and were besieged by Postumus. The troops elevated Saloninus to the rank of Augustus but the city was soon captured by Postumus, and both Saloninus and Silvanus were murdered. Gallienus, being on the other side of the empire could do nothing to stop him. Saloninus was probably emperor for about one month only.

AE Antoninianus (as Caesar)
OB: Radiate, draped bust, right
SALON. VALERIANVS NOB. CAES.
REV: Spes presenting flower to Saloninus
SPES PVBLICA
RIC, Vol. V, Part 1, #36
Antioch mint
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309. Gallienus33 viewsOne of the key characteristics of the Crisis of the Third Century was the inability of the Emperors to maintain their hold on the Imperium for any marked length of time. An exception to this rule was the reign of the Emperor Gallienus. The fact that Gallienus served as junior Emperor with his father, Valerian, from 253 to 260 may have had something to do with his successes. Father and son each wielded his authority over a smaller area, thus allowing for more flexible control and imperial presence. Another, more probable reason, lay in Gallienus's success in convincing Rome that he was the best man for the job. However, Gallienus had to handle many rebellions of the so-called "Gallienus usurpers".

In 260, Valerian was taken prisoner by Sapor, King of Persia while trying to negotiate a peace settlement. Although aware that his father had been taken alive (the only Emperor to have suffered this fate), Gallienus did not make public Valerian's death until a year later. His decision hinged on the fact that Romans believed that their fate rose and fell with the fate of the Emperor, which in turn depended upon his demonstrating the proper amount of piety (Latin pietas) to the gods and maintaining their favor. A defeated Emperor would surely have meant that the gods had forsaken Valerian and, by extension, Gallienus.

Gallienus's chief method of reinforcing his position is seen in the coinage produced during his reign (see Roman currency). The coinage provides clear evidence of a successful propaganda campaign. Gallienus took pains to make sure that he was regularly represented as victorious, merciful, and pious. The people who used these coins on a daily basis saw these messages and, with little evidence to the contrary, remained supportive of their Emperor.

There were, however, those who knew better. During Gallienus' reign, there was constant fighting on the western fringes of the Empire. As early as 258, Gallienus had lost control over a large part of Gaul, where another general, Postumus, had declared his own realm (typically known today as the Gallic Empire). As Gallienus' influence waned, another general came to the fore. In time-honored tradition, Claudius II Gothicus gained the loyalty of the army and succeeded Gallienus to the Imperium.

In the months leading up to his mysterious death in September of 268, Gallienus was ironically orchestrating the greatest achievements of his reign. An invasion of Goths into the province of Pannonia was leading to disaster and even threatening Rome, while at the same time, the Alamanni were raising havoc in the northern part of Italy. Gallienus halted the Allamanic progress by defeating them in battle in April of 268, then turned north and won several victories over the Goths. That fall, he turned on the Goths once again, and in September, either he or Claudius, his leading general, led the Roman army to victory (although the cavalry commander Aurelian was the real victor) at the Battle of Naissus.

At some time following this battle, Gallienus was murdered during the siege of usurper Aureolus in Mediolanum; many theories abound that Claudius and Aurelian conspired to have the emperor killed. Be that as it may, Claudius spared the lives of Gallienus' family — Gallienus' wife, Iulia Cornelia Salonina, had given him three sons: Valerianus (who died in 258), Saloninus (died in 260 after becoming co-emperor), and Egnatius Marinianus — and had the emperor deified.

Gallienus Antoninianus - Minerva
OBVERSE: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right
REVERSE: MINERVA AVG, Minerva standing right with spear and shield.
23mm - 3.7 grams
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309b. Valerian II (AD 256-258)104 viewsCornelius Licinius Valerianus, also known as Valerian II, was the eldest son of the Roman emperor, Gallienus.

Valerian was raised to the title of Caesar shortly after his father was raised to co-emperor with his father, Valerian. He was killed somewhere around the year 257, possibly by Ingenuus who had been charged with his education.

Valerian II (AD 256-258)
AE Antoninianus (AD 255)
OB: Radiate, draped bust, right
VALERIANVS NOBIL CAES.
REV: Prince standing left, holding shield and spear, and crowning trophy
PRINC. IVVENTVTIS
RIC, Vol. V, Part 1, #49
Antioch mint
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310. Quietus22 viewsTitus Fulvius Iunius Quietus (d. 261) was a Roman usurper.

Quietus was the son of Fulvius Macrianus and a noblewoman, probably named Iulia. He gained the imperial office with his brother Macrianus Minor after the death of emperor Valerian in 260. The support of his father and the influence of Ballista, praefect of the late emperor Valerian, proved instrumental in his promotion.

Quietus and Ballista stayed in the east, while his brother and father marched their army to Europe to seize control of the Roman empire. After the defeat of his brother and father in Thrace in 261, he fled to the city of Emesa, where he was killed by Odaenathus of Palmyra.

Quietus, 260-261 A.D. AR Antoninianus. Antioch. IMP C FVL QVIETVS P F AVG. Radiate & draped bust r. / AEQVITAS AVGG. Aequitas std. l. holding scales & cornucopiae. RIC 2.
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311a. Aureolus7 viewsAureolus. Romano-Gallic Usurper, AD 267-268. Antoninianus (19mm, 2.17 g, 7h). Struck in the name of Postumus. Mediolanum (Milan) mint, 2nd officina. 3rd emission, mid AD 268. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Postumus right / Concordia standing left, holding patera and rudder; prow of galley to left; S. RIC V (Postumus) 373; Mairat 215-21; AGK (Postumus) 6b; RSC (Postumus) 19. Near VF, dark brown patina.

Aureolus was an extraordinarily capable general who served under Valerian and Gallienus. Around AD 258, Gallienus stationed a new cavalry unit at Mediolanum that was to serve as a quick reaction force against any new invasions along the frontier of the central empire. Aureolus was given command of this unit. In AD 260-261 his forces defeated the armies of the usurpers Ingenuus and Macrianus, and recovered the province of Raetia. Following these victories, Gallienus and Aureolus led a Roman army against the breakaway Gallic provinces under Postumus. Gallienus was forced to leave the field after being injured in battle, and left the campaign in the hands of Aureolus. Aureolus ended the campaign shortly thereafter, and while the reason is uncertain, the historical record suggests it was due to either his incompetence or else treachery (he had come to a secret agreement with Postumus). While the former seems unlikely, given Aureolus’ record, the latter is possible, as there are indications that he had been preparing for a revolt as early as AD 262. Regardless, at some point in AD 267, Aureolus revolted and established his base at Mediolanum, where Gallienus besieged him in AD 268. The details of the revolt are unclear, but it appears that Aureolus first appealed to Postumus for aid, and, failing to gain the Gallic Emperor’s support, declared himself emperor. About the same time, Gallienus was murdered, and was succeeded by Claudius II Gothicus, who continued to beseige Mediolanum. Soon, though, it appeared that an agreement was reached, and Aureolus emerged from the city to meet Claudius. Any such concord, however, was simply a ruse, as Aureolus was taken into custody and executed.
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319. Probus59 viewsAt an early age he entered the army, where he distinguished himself under the emperors Valerian, Aurelian and Tacitus. He was appointed governor of the East by the emperor Tacitus, at whose death he was immediately proclaimed his successor by the soldiers. Florianus, who had claimed to succeed his half-brother Tacitus, was put to death by his own troops, and the Senate eagerly ratified the choice of the army. The reign of Probus was mainly spent in successful wars by which he re-established the security of all the frontiers, the most important of these operations being directed to clearing Gaul of German invaders.

Probus had also put down three usurpers, Saturninus, Proculus and Bonosus. One of his principles was never to allow the soldiers to be idle, and to employ them in time of peace on useful works, such as the planting of vineyards in Gaul, Pannonia and other districts. This increase of duties was naturally unpopular, and while the emperor was urging on the draining of the marshes of his native place he was attacked and slain by his own soldiers. Scarcely any emperor has left behind him so good a reputation; his death was mourned alike by senate and people, and even the soldiers repented and raised a monument in his honour.

Obv:– IMP C PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– RESTITVT ORBIS, Female standing right, presenting wreath to emperor standing left, holding globe and sceptre
Minted in Siscia (* in centre field, XXIQ in exe) Emission 5 Officina 4. A.D. 278
Reference:– RIC 733 Bust type F
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35. Valerian I.41 viewsAntoninianus, 255-56 AD, either the Antioch mint or a mint in Samaosata.
Obverse: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG / Radiate bust of Valerian.
Reverse: PIETAS AVGG / Emperors (Valerian & Galienus) standing face to face, holding eagle-tipped sceptre and parazonium, sacrificing on lighted altar.
4.55 gm., 25 mm.
RIC #284; Gobl #1676e.

Both sides of this coin are double-struck. The obverse is obviously so; and if you follow the beaded border around the reverse, you will see it is also double-struck.
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36. Valerian I.11 viewsAntoninianus, 257 AD, either the Antioch mint or a mint in Samaosata.
Obverse: IMP VALERIANVS AVG / Radiate bust of Valerian.
Reverse: P M TR P V COS IIII P P / Emperors (Valerian & Galienus) standing face to face, shields and spears between them.
3.41 gm., 21.5 mm.
RIC #277; Sear #9962

The reverse type of this coin is interesting in that it is a copy of one used by Caesar Augustus some 250 years earlier (compare to the Augustus coin in this gallery). It is also one of the few dated coins of Valerian's reign.
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38 Valerian RIC 12527 viewsValerian I. AD 253-260. AR Antoninianus. Rome Mint. 1st emission, 253-254 AD. (3,62g, 21.32mm) Obv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: VICTORIA AVGG, Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm.
RIC 125; RSC 230.

Ex: Marc Walter
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50. Valerian II.21 viewsAntoninianus, 256 - 258 AD, either the Antioch mint or a mint in Samaosata.
Obverse: P LIC COR VALERIANVS CAES / Radiate bust of Valerian II.
Reverse: VICTORIA PART / Victory presenting wreath to Valerian II, in military dress, holding globe and spear.
3.77 gm., 21 mm.
RIC #54; Sear #10742.

Attributed to Antioch, 255 AD by RIC.
Attributed to "Eastern field mint," 256-58 AD by Sear, vol. III.
This coin shows a cuirass at the bottom edge of the obverse. Since it is way to the right, this bust type is "seen from behind." Not mentioned in RIC or Sear.
Just what victory over the Parthians is referred to on this coin is open to question.
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51. Valerian II.10 viewsAntoninianus, 256 - 258 AD, Cologne mint.
Obverse: VALERIANVS CAES / Radiate bust of Valerian II.
Reverse: IOVI CRESCENTI / The infant Jupier siting on a goat.
3.16 gm., 22 mm.
RIC #3; Sear #10731.

In all of Roman coinage, this coin of Valerian II is the only coin which has this reverse legend and type.

According to legend, the infant Zeus (Jupiter, Jove) was hidden in the cave of Dicte on Crete where he was suckled by a goat. He was hidden from his father Cronus, who intended to eat him just as he had swallowed all of Zeus' other siblings, to escape the prophesy that he would be succeeded by his son.
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52. Valerian II.17 viewsAntoninianus, 258 - 259 AD, Lugdunum mint.
Obverse: DIVO VALERIANO CAES / Radiate bust of Valerian II.
Reverse: CONSACRATIO / Eagle bearing Valerian to heaven.
2.76 gm., 21 mm.
RIC #9; Sear #10606.
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56. Salonius.12 viewsAntoninianus, 256 AD, Lugdunum mint.
Obverse: SALON VALERIANVS CAES / Radiate bust of Saloninus.
Reverse: PIETAS AVG / Sacrificial implements (left to right: lituus, ax or secespita, praefericulum, simpulum, and aspergillum).
2.72 gm., 20 mm.
RIC #9; Sear #10764.
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80-02 - VALERIANO I (253 - 260 D.C.)44 viewsAR Antoniniano 21 mm 2.9 gr.

Anv: "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado, vestido y acorazado (?) viendo a derecha.
Rev: "LAETITIA AVGG" - Laetitia de pié a izquierda, portando corona de laureles en mano de brazo derecho extendido y un ancla en la izquierda.

Acuńada 253 - 260 D.C.

Referencias:
RIC Vol.V Parte I #98 Pag.46 - Ceca: Roma (253 D.C.)
RIC Vol.V Parte I #215 Pag.55 - Ceca: Moesia (Viminacium) (254-5 D.C.)
Göbl #1570a - Ceca: Antiochia
Cohen Vol.V #101 Pag.307 - RSC Vol. IV #101/101a Pag.52 - DVM #40 Pag.240
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80-02 - VALERIANO I (253 - 260 D.C.)8 viewsAR Antoniniano 21 mm 2.9 gr.

Anv: "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado, vestido y acorazado (?) viendo a derecha.
Rev: "LAETITIA AVGG" - Laetitia de pié a izquierda, portando corona de laureles en mano de brazo derecho extendido y un ancla en la izquierda.

Acuńada 253 - 260 D.C.

Referencias:
RIC Vol.V Parte I #98 Pag.46 - Ceca: Roma (253 D.C.)
RIC Vol.V Parte I #215 Pag.55 - Ceca: Moesia (Viminacium) (254-5 D.C.)
Göbl #1570a - Ceca: Antiochia
Cohen Vol.V #101 Pag.307 - RSC Vol. IV #101/101a Pag.52 - DVM #40 Pag.240
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80-04 - VALERIANO I (253 - 260 D.C.)52 viewsAR Antoniniano 21 x 19 mm 3.6 gr.

Anv: "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado, vestido y acorazado (?) viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VICTORIA AVGG" – Victoria de pié a derecha o de frente, viendo a izquierda, portando guirnalda en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y hoja de palma en la izquierda.

Acuńada 254 - 255 D.C.
Ceca: Antioquía – Hoy Antakya -Turquía

Referencias:
Göbl #1574a Pl. 112
El resto de las referencia a las que he podido tener acceso (RIC, Cohen, Van Meter, RSC, Sear, etc.) solo listan a la Victoria de pié a izquierda.
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80-04 - VALERIANO I (253 - 260 D.C.)15 viewsAR Antoniniano 21 x 19 mm 3.6 gr.

Anv: "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado, vestido y acorazado (?) viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VICTORIA AVGG" – Victoria de pié a derecha o de frente, viendo a izquierda, portando guirnalda en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y hoja de palma en la izquierda.

Acuńada 254 - 255 D.C.
Ceca: Antioquía – Hoy Antakya -Turquía

Referencias:
Göbl #1574a Pl. 112
El resto de las referencia a las que he podido tener acceso (RIC, Cohen, Van Meter, RSC, Sear, etc.) solo listan a la Victoria de pié a izquierda.
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80-06 - VALERIANO I (253 - 260 D.C.)18 viewsAR Antoniniano 20 mm 4.8 gr.

Anv: "IMP C LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado, vestido y acorazado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "RESTITVT ORIENTIS" – Mujer c/corona mural (El Oriente) estante a der., presentando una guirnalda/corona de laureles al Emperador vestido militarmente, estante a der. y portando lanza.

Acuńada 255 - 256 D.C.
Ceca: Antioquía/Samosata

Referencias: RIC Va #287 Pag.60 - Sear RCTV IV #9967 Pag.267 - Cohen V #189 Pag.316 - RSC V #189 Pag.55 - DVM #71 Pag.241 - Mir #1677-85 - Göbl #1685e - Hunter #75
Göbl #1574a Pl. 112
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80-10 - VALERIANO I (253 - 260 D.C.)75 viewsAE Sestercio 24,35 mm 10,5 gr.

Anv: "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado, vestido y acorazado (?) viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRTVS AVGG - S C" – Virtus (La virilidad) estante a izquierda, apoyando su mano derecha en un escudo a su lado y portando lanza en izquierda.

Acuńada 1ra. Emisión 253 - 254 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol. Va #182 Pag.52 - Göbl #38g - Sear RCV Vol.III #10025 Pag.272 - DVM #115 Pag.242 - Cohen Vol.V #269 Pag.322
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80-10 - VALERIANO I (253 - 260 D.C.)7 viewsAE Sestercio 24,35 mm 10,5 gr.

Anv: "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado, vestido y acorazado (?) viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRTVS AVGG - S C" – Virtus (La virilidad) estante a izquierda, apoyando su mano derecha en un escudo a su lado y portando lanza en izquierda.

Acuńada 1ra. Emisión 253 - 254 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol. Va #182 Pag.52 - Göbl #38g - Sear RCV Vol.III #10025 Pag.272 - DVM #115 Pag.242 - Cohen Vol.V #269 Pag.322 - Hunter #39
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81 - 02 - DIVA MARINIANA56 viewsAR Antoniniano 23/22 mm 1.63 g.
Mariniana era la esposa de Valeriano I y madre de Galieno. La ausencia del título de Augusta, sugiere que ella murió antes de ser ascendida a Augusta, muerta antes del 253 D.C., aún antes de que su esposo fuera Emperador.

Anv: DIVAE MARINIANAE - Busto vestido y velado, viendo a der., descansando sobre una medialuna.
Rev: CONSECRATIO - Pavo real volando a der., llevando a Mariniana velada hacia el Edén, con su mano der. levantada y portando un cetro en la izq..

Acuńada entre 253 y 254 D.C.
Ceca: Roma y/o Viminacium.
Rareza: R

Referencias: RIC Va #6 Pag.64 - Cohen V #15 Pag. 342/343 - SRCV III #10070 Pag.276 - Göbl #220b - Hunter #1 - RSC IV #16 Pag.59 - DVM #1/2 Pag.242
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81-02 - DIVA MARINIANA14 viewsAR Antoniniano 23/22 mm 1.63 g.

Mariniana era la esposa de Valeriano I y madre de Galieno. La ausencia del título de Augusta, sugiere que ella murió antes de ser ascendida a Augusta, muerta antes del 253 D.C., aún antes de que su esposo fuera Emperador.

Anv: DIVAE MARINIANAE - Busto vestido y velado, viendo a der., descansando sobre una medialuna.
Rev: CONSECRATIO - Pavo real volando a der., llevando a Mariniana velada hacia el Edén, con su mano der. levantada y portando un cetro en la izq..

Acuńada entre 253 y 254 D.C.
Ceca: Roma y/o Viminacium.
Rareza: R

Referencias: RIC Va #6 Pag.64 - Cohen V #15 Pag. 342/343 - SRCV III #10070 Pag.276 - Göbl #220b - Hunter #1 - RSC IV #16 Pag.59 - DVM #1/2 Pag.242
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83-01 - SALONINA (254 - 268 D.C.)11 viewsAE Antoniniano 18 x 20 mm 2.6 gr.
Esposa de Galieno y madre de Valeriano II y Salonino

Anv: "SALONINA [AVG]" - Busto diademado y vestido, viendo a derecha y descansando sobre una media luna.
Rev: "PVDICITIA" - Pudicitia (El Pudor) velada de pié a izquierda, levantando su velo con mano derecha y portando cetro transversal largo en izquierda.

Acuńada 260 - 262 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: Göbl #490s - RIC Vol.Va #24 Pag.193 - Sear RCTV III #10648 Pag.327 - Sear (1988) #3044 - Cohen Vol.V #92 Pag.506 - DVM #36 Pag.251 - RSC Vol.IV #92 Pag.114 - Hunter #5
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83-02 - SALONINA (254 - 268 D.C.)35 viewsBillon Antoniniano 18 x 20 mm 2.6 gr.
Esposa de Galieno y madre de Valeriano II y Salonino

Anv: "SALONINA [AVG]" - Busto diademado y vestido, viendo a derecha y descansando sobre una media luna.
Rev: "PVDICITIA" - Pudicitia (El Pudor) velada de pié a izquierda, levantando su velo con mano derecha y portando cetro transversal largo en izquierda.

Acuńada 260 - 262 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias:
Göbl #490s - RIC Vol.Va #24 Pag.193 - SRCV Vol.III #10648 Pag.327 - Sear (1988) #3044 - Cohen Vol.V #92 Pag.506 - DVM #36 Pag.251 - RSC Vol.IV #92 Pag.114
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83-02 - SALONINA (254 - 268 D.C.)10 viewsAE Antoniniano 18 mm 1.5 gr.
Esposa de Galieno y madre de Valeriano II y Salonino

Anv: "CORNEL SALONINA AVG" - Busto diademado y vestido, viendo a derecha y descansando sobre una media luna.
Rev: "FECVNDITAS AVG" - Fecunditas estante a izq. tocando un nińo con mano der. y portando cornucopia en izq.
"Δ" en campo der.

Acuńada 265 - 267 D.C.
Ceca: 4to. Taller de Roma

Referencias: Göbl #662s - RIC Vol.Va #5 Pag.192 - Sear RCTV III #10633 var. (Ley. anverso) Pag.326 - Sear (1988) #3039 - Cohen Vol.V #41 Pag.500 - DVM #13 var. (Idem) Pag.251 - RSC Vol.IV #41 Pag.112
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83-03 - SALONINA (254 - 268 D.C.)37 viewsBillon Antoniniano 20 mm 4.2 gr.
Esposa de Galieno y madre de Valeriano II y Salonino

Anv: "CORN SALONINA [AVG]" - Busto diademado y vestido, viendo a derecha y descansando sobre una media luna.
Rev: "CONCORDIA AVGG" - El Emperador a la izquierda y la Emperatriz a derecha enfrentados y tomandose la mano derecha .
Esta moneda refiere a la elevación de Salonina a Augusta en el 254 D.C.

Acuńada 258 - 260 D.C.
Ceca: Samosata - Hoy Samsat Turquía

Referencias:
Göbl #1691p - RIC Vol.V Parte I #63 Pag.114 - Sear RCTV Vol.III #10630 - Cohen Vol.V #31 Pag.499 - DVM #9 Pag.251 - RSC Vol.IV #31 Pag.112
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83-03 - SALONINA (254 - 268 D.C.)11 viewsAE Antoniniano 20 mm 2.8 gr.
Esposa de Galieno y madre de Valeriano II y Salonino

Anv: "COR SALONINA AVG" - Busto diademado y vestido, viendo a derecha y descansando sobre una media luna.
Rev: "IVNONI CONS AVG" - Alce avanzando a izq. "B" en exergo.
Invoca la protección de Juno, ante la rebelión de Aureolo.

Acuńada 267 D.C.
Ceca: 2do. Taller de Roma

Referencias: Göbl #725x - RIC Vol.V Parte I #16 var. (Nş de oficcinae) Pag.193 - Sear RCTV Vol.III #10643 var. (Idem) Pag.327 - Cohen Vol.V #69 var. (Idem) Pag.503 - DVM #24 var. (Alce a der.) Pag.251 - RSC Vol.IV #69 var. (Nş de Officinae) Pag.113
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83-05 - SALONINA (254 - 268 D.C.)49 viewsBillon Antoniniano 21 x 19 mm 2.6 gr.
Esposa de Galieno y madre de Valeriano II y Salonino

Anv: "SALONINA AVG" - Busto diademado y vestido, viendo a derecha y descansando sobre una media luna.
Rev: "VENVS AVG" - Venus de pié a izquierda, portando un casco en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y lanza transversal en izquierda. "PXV" en exergo.

Acuńada 15ava. Emisión 267 D.C.
Ceca: Antiochia (Off.8va.) - Hoy Antaklyah Siria

Referencias:
Göbl #1671 I1 - RIC Vol.V Parte I #86 Pag.200 - Sear RCTV Vol.III #10654 - Cohen Vol.V #113 Pag.508 - DVM #45 Pag.252 - RSC Vol.IV #113 Pag.115
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83-07 - SALONINA (254 - 268 D.C.)10 viewsVellón Antoniniano 20 mm 4.2 gr.
Esposa de Galieno y madre de Valeriano II y Salonino

Anv: "CORN SALONINA [AVG]" - Busto diademado y vestido, viendo a derecha y descansando sobre una media luna.
Rev: "CONCORDIA AVGG" - El Emperador a la izquierda y la Emperatriz a derecha enfrentados y tomandose la mano derecha .
Esta moneda refiere a la elevación de Salonina a Augusta en el 254 D.C.

Acuńada 258 - 260 D.C.
Ceca: Samosata - Hoy Samsat Turquía

Referencias: Göbl #1691p - RIC Vol.V Parte I #63 Pag.114 - Sear RCTV Vol.III #10630 Pag.326 - Cohen Vol.V #31 Pag.499 - DVM #9 Pag.251 - RSC Vol.IV #31 Pag.112 - Hunter #33
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83-08 - SALONINA (254 - 268 D.C.)15 viewsVellón Antoniniano 21 x 19 mm 2.6 gr.
Esposa de Galieno y madre de Valeriano II y Salonino

Anv: "SALONINA AVG" - Busto diademado y vestido, viendo a derecha y descansando sobre una media luna.
Rev: "VENVS AVG" - Venus de pié a izquierda, portando un casco en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y lanza transversal en izquierda. "PXV" en exergo.

Acuńada 15ava. Emisión 267 D.C.
Ceca: Antiochia (Off.8va.) - Hoy Antaklyah Siria

Referencias: Göbl #1671 I1 - RIC Vol.V Parte I #86 Pag.200 - Sear RCTV Vol.III #10654 Pag.328 - Cohen Vol.V #113 Pag.508 - DVM #45 Pag.252 - RSC Vol.IV #113 Pag.115 - Hunter #33
mdelvalle
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83-09 - SALONINA (254 - 268 D.C.)10 viewsAE Antoniniano 21 mm 2.4 gr.
Esposa de Galieno y madre de Valeriano II y Salonino

Anv: "SALONINA [AVG]" - Busto diademado y vestido, viendo a derecha y descansando sobre una media luna.
Rev: "CERERI AVG" - Ceres sentada a izq. portando espiga de granos en mano der. y larga antorcha vertical en izq. "Rama" en exergo.

Acuńada 265 D.C.
Ceca: Antiochia - Hoy Antaklyah Siria

Referencias: Göbl #1637e - RIC Vol.Va #90 var. (Exergo)Pag.200 - Sear RCTV III #10627 Pag.326 - Cohen Vol.V #22 var (Idem) Pag.499 - DVM #5 Pag.251 - RSC Vol.IV #22a Pag.111
mdelvalle
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84 - 01 - VALERIANO II (256 - 258 D.C.) 41 viewsAR Antoniniano 23 mm 4.10 gr.

Anv: "VALERIANVS NOBIL CAES" - Busto radiado, vistiendo coraza y paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a der.
Rev: "PRINC IVVENTVTIS" - Principe estante a derechas, portando Jabalina y escudo, coronando un trofeo a su derecha.

Acuńada 255/56 D.C.
Ceca: Samosata.
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.Va #49 Pag.122 - Sear RCTV Vol.III #10735 Pag.335 - Göbl #1694b - DVM #12 Pag.252 - RSC Vol. IV #67a Pag.119
mdelvalle
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84 - 01 - VALERIANO II (256 - 258 D.C.) 10 viewsAR Antoniniano 23 mm 4.10 gr.

Anv: "VALERIANVS NOBIL CAES" - Busto radiado, vistiendo coraza y paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a der.
Rev: "PRINC IVVENTVTIS" - Principe estante a derechas, portando Jabalina y escudo, coronando un trofeo a su derecha.

Acuńada 255/56 D.C.
Ceca: Samosata.

Referencias: RIC Vol.Va #49 Pag.122 (C) - Sear RCTV Vol.III #10735 Pag.335 - Göbl #1694b - DVM #12 Pag.252 - RSC Vol. IV #67a Pag.119
mdelvalle
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85 - 01 - SALONINO (255 - 258 D.C.)42 viewsAR Antoniniano 21.6 mm 2.81 gr.

Anv: "LIC COR SAL VALERIANVS N CAES" - Busto radiado y vestido, viendo a der.
Rev: "PRINC IVVENT" - Principe estante a derechas, portando Globo y Jabalina, cautivo sentado a su derecha. "P" en campo derecho.

Acuńada 257/58 D.C.
Ceca: Roma - 1ra.Oficcinae
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.Va #28var Pag.126 - Sear RCTV Vol.III #10771 Pag.339 - Hunter #4 Pag.2 - DVM #9 Pag.253 - RSC Vol. IV #63 Pag.121 - Cohen Vol.V #63 Pag.524
mdelvalle
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85 - 01 - SALONINO (255 - 258 D.C.)10 viewsAR Antoniniano 21.6 mm 2.81 gr.

Anv: "LIC COR SAL VALERIANVS N CAES" - Busto radiado y vestido, viendo a der.
Rev: "PRINC IVVENT" - Principe estante a derechas, portando Globo y Jabalina, cautivo sentado a su derecha. "P" en campo derecho.

Acuńada 257/58 D.C.
Ceca: Roma - 1ra.Oficcinae

Referencias: RIC Vol.Va #28var Pag.126 - Sear RCTV Vol.III #10771 Pag.339 - Hunter #4 Pag.2 - DVM #9 Pag.253 - RSC Vol. IV #63 Pag.121 - Cohen Vol.V #63 Pag.524
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A. Valerianus sesterce50 views2 commentsicos
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A. Valerianus sesterce24 viewsicos
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A. Valerianus sesterce54 views3 commentsicos
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Aegeae (Cilicia) - Valerianus82 viewsAV. KAI. ΠOV. ΛIKI. OVAΛEPIANOC CEB. , laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, caduceus in field to the right.
IEPOIKOVMENIKOC ACKΛHΠIOC / AIΓAIωN , 2 corn-ears in a prize urn resting on agonistic table seen in perspective, vase beneath.
Ginolerhino
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Aeolis, Cyme. AE18. Amazon Kyme/Isis 59 viewsObv: K VMH Amazon Kyme bust r., turreted.
Rev: KVM AIWN Isis standing l., sistrum in r., situla in l.
Time of Valerian to Gallienus.
BMC 120

ancientone
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Aeolis, Temnos, Tyche, AE1865 viewstime of Valerian and Gallienus, AD 253-268
18mm, 2.93g
obv: turreted and draped bust of Tyche right
rev: Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
(SNG Copenhagen 274-5; SNG von Aulock 1677)
ex CNG
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Akko-PTOLEMAIS Valerianus I., 253-258. AE 2687 viewsAkko-Ptolemais, Phoenicia. Valerian 253 - 260 AD.
Sacred tree flanked by two altars with snakes; in r. field, caduceus; COL PTOL
3 commentsMaritima
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Alexandria in Egypt, Valerian I., 256-257 AD., Billon Tetradrachm, Geissen 2862.53 viewsAlexandria in Egypt, Valerian I., 256-257 AD.,
Billon Tetradrachm (21-22 mm / 12.97 g),
Obv.: AK Π ΛI OVAΛЄPIANOC ЄYЄYC , laureate cuirassed bust of Valerian right. Rev.: eagle standing left, head right, wreath in beak, regnal year L - Δ across fields (year 4 = 256-7 AD.).
Dattari 5184 ; Geissen 2862 ; Milne 3945 .

my ancient coin database
Arminius
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ANNONA AVGG, RIC 69 Rome9 viewsValerian I, October 253 - c. June 260 A.D. Bronze antoninianus, RIC V 69, aVF, Rome mint, 3.073g, 19.0mm, 0o, 255 - 256 A.D.; obverse IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse ANNONA AVGG, Annona standing left holding grain-ears over modius and cornucopia; unusual reverse type for the period. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Antiochia ad Maeandrum; Boule/ Tyche15 viewsCaria, Antiochia ad Maeandrum, reign of Valerian-Gallienus, 6.42g. AE 23. Obv: IEPA CVNKΛHTOC Draped bust of Boule r. Rev: [AN]TIO - X - EON Tyche standing l., kantharos on head, holding rudder and cornucopia. The same obverse die was also used with the reverse Athena sacrificing left at altar and Hera standing left holding patera and scepter: BM 21. SNG Cop 40 and 42. Ex H.J.BerkPodiceps
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Antiochia ad Maeandrum; Boule/ Tyche within temple, AE 2416 viewsCaria, Antiochia ad Maeandrum, Reign of Valerian-Gallienus, AE 24, 7.01g. Obv: IEPA - BOVΛH Draped, veiled bust of Boule r. Rev: ANT - IOX around, EΩN in exergue, Four-columned temple with arched lintel, within which Tyche standing l., kalathos on head, holding rudder and cornucopia. SNG Cop-37 (same dies). Ex H.J.BerkPodiceps
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Antoninianus Valerian Virtvs / Antoninien Valerien Virtvs29 viewsAvers : IMP P LIC VALERIANO AVG
Revers : VIRTVS AVG

Cohen 257; RIC 266 (S) ; Eauze 1368 (8 exemplaires)

Mint : Viminacium
Chut
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AR Antoninianus of Valerian I, 253-260 AD.85 viewsValerian I AR Antoninianus. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped bust right / VICTORIA AVGG, Victory standing left resting on shield and holding palm. 2.7 gr.
RIC 128, Cohen 224. RIC 128Cv
4 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Asia Minor, Kilikia, Anazarbus, Valerian I, Dionysos7 viewsValerian I
Cilicia, Anazarbus
Ć 30mm
Dated CY 272 (253/4).
Obv.: AVT K Π ΛIK OVAΛЄPIANOC CЄ, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: ANASAPBOV MHTPO / Γ - Γ / ЄT BOC A M K, Dionysos, raising hand over head and holding filleted thyrsus, reclining on recumbent ram right, head left.
AE, 30mm, 18.34g
Ref.: Ziegler, Anazarbos, 829.1 [dies Vs2/Rs4] (this coin cited), SNG BN 2158

ex auction Knopek, lot 420 (December 1979)
ex Kölner Münzkabinett Tyll Kroha, auction 49, lot 546 (1989)
ex Jacquier list 12, lot 222 (1990)
ex Dr. P. Vogl Collection
ex Numismatik Naumann, auction 63, lot 167 (2018)
shanxi
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BCC rgp1730 viewsRoman Provincial - Tyre
Valerian I 253-260 CE
Obv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG
luar. bust rt.
Rev: COL TYR[O METR]
Cadmus standing before edifice,
holding patera and hasta. Cow, Murex shell at feet.
Greek letters in field: ΘΗ/ΒΕ [THEBE]
AE 26x27mm. 14.42gm. Axis:0
Commemorates the mythological figure of Cadmus
founding Thebes as a colony of ancient Phoenicia-Tyre,
where the sacred cow lay down. ( He was looking for his sister, Europa).
I love this coin for its connection to ancient mythology and history.
Stevenson's Dictionary of Roman Coins gives an excellent
description of this same reverse for a coin of Gallienus, on page 825.
v-drome
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BCC rgp2337 viewsRoman Provincial
Tyre-Phoenicia
Valerian I 253-260C.E.
Obv: [IMP] C P LIC VALE[RIANVS AVG] luar. bust rt.
Rev: COL TYRO METR
Male figure standing to front, looking left, holding leafy reed,
right hand over extended over uncertain object.  Murex shell to left.
AE 27mm. 16.34gm. Axis:180
Similar to BMC 465, but with Laureate instead of Radiate bust.
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BCC rgp3x74 viewsRoman Provincial - Tyre
Valerian I 253-260C.E.
Obv:IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG
Luareated bust rt.
Rev:COL TV/RO MET
Dido of Carthage, wearing tall kalathos,
standing rt .before lighted altar, raising
both arms towards two-columned temple,
seen in perspective, containing the club
of Melqart-Herakles. Murex shell in field.
AE26.5x29mm. 11.07gm. Axis:180
Possible reference Rouvier 2501v. (Gallienus)
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BCC RI10 25 viewsRoman Imperial
Valerian I 253-260C.E.
Obv:IMP VALERIANVS AVG
Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev:P M TR P V COS IIII P P (257 CE)
Valerian and Gallienus standing facing each other.
Base Silver 19.5x20.5mm. 3.8gm. Axis:0
Sear 2791 (1981)
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BCC RI1335 viewsRoman Imperial
Saloninus 258-260 CE
AR? Antoninianus
Obv:P COR SAL VALERIANVS CAES
radiate and draped bust rt.
Rev:DII NVTRITORES
Jupiter standing left, presenting Victory to prince.
19x20mm. 3.49gm. Axis:180
RIC 35 Antioch Mint
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BCC RI364 viewsRoman Imperial
Valerian I 253-260C.E.
AR Antoninianus
Obv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS
P F AVG Radiate, draped, and
cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PIETAS AVGG Valerian and
Gallienus standing facing each
other, sacrificing over a lit altar
between them.
20mm. 3.84gm. Axis: 0
RIC 285 Antioch or Samosata Mint
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BCC RI383 viewsRoman Imperial
Saloninus 258-260 CE
AR Antoninianus
Obv:SALON VALERIANVS NOB CAES
radiate and draped bust rt.
Rev:SPES PVBLICA
Saloninus standing right, receiving
flower from Spes standing left.
No field mark.
20 x 19.5mm. 3.36gm. Axis:150
RIC V 36 Antioch or Samosata Mint
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BCC RI924 viewsRoman Imperial
Valerian I 253-260C.E.
AR Antoninianus
Obv: IMP VALERIANVS AVG
Radiate and draped bust right.
Rev: PM TR P V COS IIII P P (257 CE)
Valerian and Gallienus standing,
facing each other. Shields and
crossed spears between them.
20mm. 3.34gm. Axis: 0
RIC V 277 Antioch Mint
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Billion Antoninianus of Valerian I11 viewsA Roman billion antoninianus of Valerian I, minted in Syria between 258-260 AD. 20.1 mm, 3.272 g.

Obverse: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: RESTITVT ORIENTIS, turreted female (the Orient) presenting wreath to the Emperor standing left holding spear, pellet in wreath above

Attribution: Göbl MIR 1700l (Samosata), RIC V 287 (Antioch), SRCV III 9967
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BITHYNIA, Nicaea. Valerian I, with Gallienus and Valerian II20 views
BITHYNIA, Nicaea. Valerian I, with Gallienus and Valerian II Caesar. AD 253-260. Ć Tetrassarion (24mm, 7.35 g, 7h). Games issue. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed busts of Valerian I and Valerian II left and Gallienus right / Agonistic urn, containing two palm fronds, between two agonistic urns, each containing palm frond. Weiser 262; RG 823. Near VF, encrusted red and green patina. Rare.
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Bourgogne - Abbaye de Tournus - Anonyme vers 1100-11406 viewsDenier, argent, 0,94 g
Av./ + SCS VALERIAN, tęte ŕ droite.
Rv./ + TORNVCIO CAST, croix
Réfs : PA-5610
Gabalor
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Burnt Hoard Coin 2 obverse5 viewsAppears to be Valerian I. -- VALERIANVS PF AVG.otlichnik
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Burnt Hoard Coin 2 reverse6 viewsFaint image of female figure standing left holding cornucopia. A few letters which I have been unable to make out above. Obverse is Valerian I.otlichnik
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Burnt Hoard Coin 7 obverse6 viewsValerian I. IMP VALERIANVS---otlichnik
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Burnt Hoard Coin 7 reverse8 viewsFemale figure standing left, holding cornucopia. I hope the few letters visible above will give an expert some indication of what this Valerian I issue is.otlichnik
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Burnt Hoard Coin 8 obverse6 viewsIMP C??? Possibly another Valerian I.otlichnik
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Cappadocia, Caesarea; Gordian III24 viewsCappadocia, Caesarea, Gordian III 238-244 Ć26

The city has been continuously inhabited since perhaps c. 3000 BCE[citation needed] with the establishment of the ancient trading colony at Kultepe (Ash Mountain) which is associated with the Hittites. The city has always been a vital trade centre as it is located on major trade routes, particularly along what was called the Great Silk Road. Kültepe, one of the oldest cities in Asia Minor, lies nearby.

As Mazaca, the city served as the residence of the kings of Cappadocia. In ancient times, it was on the crossroads of the trade routes from Sinope to the Euphrates and from the Persian Royal Road that extended from Sardis to Susa. In Roman times, a similar route from Ephesus to the East also crossed the city.

The city stood on a low spur on the north side of Mount Erciyes (Mount Argaeus in ancient times). Only a few traces of the ancient site survive in the old town. The city was the centre of a satrapy under Persian rule until it was conquered by Perdikkas, one of the generals of Alexander the Great when it became the seat of a transient satrapy by another of Alexander's former generals, Eumenes of Cardia. The city was subsequently passed to the Seleucid empire after the battle of Ipsus but became once again the centre of an autonomous Greater Cappadocian kingdom under Ariarathes III of Cappadocia in around 250 BC. In the ensuing period, the city came under the sway of Hellenistic influence, and was given the Greek name of Eusebia in honor of the Cappadocian king Ariarathes V Eusebes Philopator of Cappadocia (163–130 BCE). Under the new name of Caesarea, by which it has since been known, given to it by the last Cappadocian King Archelaus[5] or perhaps by Tiberius,[6] the city passed under formal Roman rule in 17 BCE.
Walls of the Seljuk era Sahabiye Medresesi, built in 1267 by the Seljuk vizier Sahip Ata Fahreddin Ali.

Caesarea was destroyed by the Sassanid king Shapur I after his victory over the Emperor Valerian I in AD 260. At the time it was recorded to have around 400,000 inhabitants. The city gradually recovered, and became home to several early Christian saints: saints Dorothea and Theophilus the martyrs, Gregory of Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa and Basil of Caesarea.

Obv: Laureate bust of Gordian, right.
Rev: Agalma of Mount Argaeus set on altar. Year 243 AD
ecoli
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Caracalla, Tium, Asklepios, AE2581 viewsBITHYNIA. Tium. Caracalla; A.D. 209-217
15mm, 10.0g, 30°
Obv: ANTΩNEINOC-AVΓOVCTO(C); laureate head right; countermark on neck.
Rev: TIA-NΩN. Aesculapis standing facing, head left, holding serpent-encircled staff.
Ref: BMC -; SNG von Aulock 965.
CM: S (lunate sigma) in circular punch, 7 mm. Howego 809 (47 pcs).
Note: While the latest coin bearing this countermark listed by Howgego was issued for Gordian III, considering that other coins bearing denominational countermarks were issues as late as Hostilian, the countermark was likely not applied until the time of Valerian and Gallienus.

ex Automan (description stolen from him)
GICV -
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Cilicia, Anazarbos, Gordian III Lindgren 144139 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 31, 17.94g
struck AD 242/3
obv. AVT KM ANTWNINOC GORDIANOC CE
Bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. ANAZARBO - V ENDOX MHTRO
Male figure, sitting on rocks l., head r., wearing working clothes and pointed
bonnet, resting with l. hand on the rocks, holding in raised r. hand fishing device
(kind of scoop with sieve)
B - G in field l. and r.
in ex. ET AXC
Lindgren 1441; BMC Lycaonia etc. 37, n.31
extremely rare, good F - about VF, attractive contrasting patina

G-B = capital of 3 provinces, 2 neocories (P. Weiss)
The legends are from Ziegler, Münzen Kilikiens aus kleineren deutschen Sammlungen, S.143, Nr.1114/15 (same dies).
This is a motiv of the world of the fishermen! There are a similar motiv on a coin for Valerian I.
Jochen
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CILICIA, Anazarbus. Valerian I19 viewsCILICIA, Anazarbus. Valerian I. AD 253-260. Ć Hexaassarion (30mm, 17.68 g, 6h). Dated CY 272 (AD 253/4). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Six agonistic urns; ЄT BOC (date) in field. Ziegler 837 (Vs1/Rs7); cf. SNG Levante 1518-20; SNG von Aulock 5509. VF, green patina.1 commentsecoli
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CILICIA, Anazarbus. Valerian I11 viewsCILICIA, Anazarbus. Valerian I. AD 253-260. Dated CY 272 (AD 253/4). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Prize urn, containing palm frond, set upon agonistic table with three decorated legs; ЄT BOC (date) in exergue. Ziegler 808; SNG von Aulock 5512; SNG Copenhagen 58; SNG Levante 1524.ecoli
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Cilicia, Anemourion, Valerian I SNG Lev. 513105 viewsValerian I, AD 253-260
AE - AE 28, 11.71g
Anemourion (Anamurium), Year 2 = AD 254/5
obv. AVK PO LI OYALEPIANON
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. ET B ANE - MOY - REWN
Cult-statue of Artemis standing facing on pedestal, with great veil, both hands
outstretched, holding r. branch(?) and l. sistrum, crescent on left below
SNG Levante 513
good F
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It seems to be an unknown local cult-statue in the style of the Artemis of Ephesos. Her body is completely covered with rows of breasts denoting her fertility. Another interpretation: That may be testicles of castrated adherants.
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Cilicia, Antiocheia ad Cragum. Valerian AE32 47 viewsRegion: Cilicia Locality: Mint: Antiocheia ad Cragum
Material: AE Denom.:
Weight: 10.3 Size: 32
Date: 253 / 260
Category: Person: Valerian I
ObvType: Valerian bust r.
RevType: eagle
SNG von Aulock 5530; SNG Levante 478
ancientone
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CILICIA, Corycus. Valerian I34 viewsCILICIA, Corycus. Valerian I. AD 253-260. Ć (29mm, 17.00 g, 5h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Dionysus standing left, holding grape bunch over panther and thyrsus; in left field, table carrying prize crown inscribed [ΘEMIA] and containing a caduceus, palm, and aplustre. SNG France 1122 (same dies); SNG Levante 820 (same dies). Good Fine, green patina, roughness. 1 commentsecoli
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Cilicia, Flaviopolis-Flavias; Valerian I5 viewsCILICIA, Flaviopolis-Flavias. Valerian I. AD 253-260. Ć 32mm Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Bust of Serapis right, wearing calathus. SNG France 2202; SNG Levante 1559
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Cilicia, Korykos, Valerian I, BMC 2138 viewsValerian I, AD 253-260
AE 32, 22.19g, 32.07mm, 135°
obv. AV K PO - LIK OVALERIAN / OC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. KWRV (in ex.) KIW TW - N AV NAVAR, in r. field XI / C
Decorated price-urn inscribed QEMIA, with palmbranch between caduceus l.,
and aphlaston r., stg. on table with Dolphin shaped feet, wine pitcher under table; Dionysos,
nude, nebris around hip, wesring boots, stg. l., holding vine-grapes in r. hand and resting on tyrsos with raised l.
hand; l. at feet panther l., head turned r., raising r. foot.
ref. BMC 21; SNG Levante 820; SNG Copenhagen 123; SNG Paris 1123; SNG von Aulock 5686; Klose & Stumpf 259
about VF/VF
Jochen
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Cilicia, Mallos, Valerian I SNG Lev. 1298107 viewsValerian I AD 252-260
AE 31, 19.89g
obv. IMP C LIC VALERIANVS PI FE AVG (lat.)
bust, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. MALLO COLONIA (lat.)
Amphilochos, naked except chlamys, stg. l., holding laurel branch, boar below. Behind him tripod on podium with globe above, snake winding around.
S C in exergue
SNG Levante 1298 (same obv. die); SNG Paris 1933 (same obv. die); BMC 13; SGIC 4498
Rare (only 13 coins of Valerian's time known!), about VF, light roughness, small casting spots (from making)
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MALLOS was one of the oldest cities in Cilicia. The hero AMPHILOCHOS is said to be the founder. He was fighting before in Thebes and Troy. He and his brother Mopsus were the most famous seers in Greece. They decided to rule Mallos alternately. Mopsus was first. But when he should give the rule to Amphilochos it came to a deadly duel where both were killed. After their death their souls got along peacefully and temples were built to celebrate them. The oracle of Mallos was said to be more real than that of Delphi!
Under Severus Alexander Mallos became a Roman Colonia. Therefore the Latin inscriptions.

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
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Cilicia, Tarsus; Salonina14 viewsOn the rev., one can make out a gamma to the r. of Diana's shoulders (SNG calls her Demeter), and another gamma to the r. of her knees, meaning "presiding over three provinces, holder of three neocorates". Tarsus only acquired her third neocorate under Valerian; for Herennia Etruscilla, the second letter would have been a B=2 instead. So the gamma confirms the attribution to Salonina.ecoli
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Cilicia-Irenopolis-Neronias, biga of panthers9 viewsValerian I, Cilicia-Irenopolis-Neronias, biga of panthers. 27mm, 15.95g. Obverse: radiate and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: Dionysos facing, head left, thyrsus in left hand, kantharos in right, in split biga of panthers. SNG Levante 1623; SNG BN 2271-2. ex areich, photo credit areichPodiceps
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Crawford 544/29, Marc Antony, for Legio XIV, Denarius, 32-31 BC.84 viewsMarc Antony, for Legio XIV (Gemina Martia Victrix), Patras mint (?), 32-31 BC.,
Denarius (16-17 mm / 3,63 g),
Obv.: above: [AN]T AVG , below: [III VI]R R P C , under oar right, filleted scepter or mast with fluttering banners on prow.
Rev.: LEG - XIV , Aquila (legionary eagle) between two military standards.
Crawf. 544/29 ; Bab. (Antonia) 123 ; BMC 208 ; Sear 369 ; Syd. 1234 .

Die Legio XIV wurde 41 v. Chr. von Augustus aufgestellt. Sie war seit 9 n. Chr. in Moguntiacum (Mainz) stationiert und kämpfte später unter Claudius in Britannien, wo sie 60 oder 61 n. Chr. half, Boudicca niederzuwerfen. Später war die Legion u. a. in Vindobona (Wien) und Carnuntum stationiert. Sie war an den Usurpationen des Saturninus und Regalianus beteiligt.

Legio XIV Gemina Martia Victrix was a legion of the Roman Empire, levied by Octavian after 41 BC. The cognomen Gemina (twin in Latin) suggests that the legion resulted from fusion of two previous ones, one of them possibly being the Fourteenth legion that fought in the Battle of Alesia. Martia Victrix (martial victory) were cognomens added by Nero following the victory over Boudica. The emblem of the legion was the Capricorn, as with many of the legions levied by Augustus.
Invasion of Britain
Stationed in Moguntiacum, Germania Superior, since AD 9, XIIII Gemina Martia Victrix was one of four legions used by Aulus Plautius and Claudius in the Roman invasion of Britain in 43, and took part in the defeat of Boudicca in 60 or 61. In 68 it was stationed in Gallia Narbonensis.
Rebellion on the Rhine
In 89 the governor of Germania Superior, Lucius Antonius Saturninus, rebelled against Domitian, with the support of the XIVth and of the XXI Rapax, but the revolt was suppressed.
Pannonian defense
When the XXIst legion was lost, in 92, XIIII Gemina was sent in Pannonia to substitute it, camping in Vindobona (Vienna). After a war with the Sarmatians and Trajan's Dacian Wars (101-106), the legion was moved to Carnuntum, where it stayed for three centuries. Some subunits of Fourteenth fought in the wars against the Mauri, under Antoninus Pius, and the legion participated to the Parthian campaign of Emperor Lucius Verus. During his war against the Marcomanni, Emperor Marcus Aurelius based his headquarters in Carnuntum.
In support of Septimius Severus
In 193, after the death of Pertinax, the commander of the Fourteenth, Septimius Severus, was acclaimed emperor by the Pannonian legions, and above all by his own. XIIII Gemina fought for its emperor in his march to Rome to attack usurper Didius Julianus (193), contributed to the defeat of the usurper Pescennius Niger (194), and probably fought in the Parthian campaign that ended with the sack of the capital of the empire, Ctesiphon (198).
In support of imperial candidates
In the turmoil following the defeat of Valerian, tXIIII Gemina supported usurper Regalianus against Emperor Gallienus (260), then Gallienus against Postumus of the Gallic empire (earning the title VI Pia VI Fidelis — "six times faithful, six times loyal"), and, after Gallienus death, Gallic Emperor Victorinus (269-271).
5th century
At the beginning of the 5th century, XIIII Gemina still stayed at Carnuntum. It probably dissolved with the collapse of the Danube frontier in 430s. The Notitia Dignitatum lists a Quartodecimani comitatensis unit under the Magister Militum per Thracias; it is possible that this unit is XIV Gemina.

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Crispus ALAMANNIA DEVICTA Sirmium39 viewsThe Alamanni were continually engaged in conflicts with the Roman Empire. They launched a major invasion of Gaul and northern Italy in 268, when the Romans were forced to denude much of their German frontier of troops in response to a massive invasion of the Goths. Their depredations in the three parts of Gaul remained traumatic: Gregory of Tours (died ca 594) mentions their destructive force at the time of Valerian and Gallienus (253–260), when the Alemanni assembled under their "king", whom he calls Chrocus, "by the advice, it is said, of his wicked mother, and overran the whole of the Gauls, and destroyed from their foundations all the temples which had been built in ancient times. And coming to Clermont he set on fire, overthrew and destroyed that shrine which they call Vasso Galatae in the Gallic tongue," martyring many Christians (Historia Francorum Book I.32–34). Thus 6th century Gallo-Romans of Gregory's class, surrounded by the ruins of Roman temples and public buildings, attributed the destruction they saw to the plundering raids of the Alemanni.

In the early summer of 268, the Emperor Gallienus halted their advance in Italy, but then had to deal with the Goths. When the Gothic campaign ended in Roman victory at the Battle of Naissus in September, Gallienus' successor Claudius II Gothicus turned north to deal with the Alamanni, who were swarming over all Italy north of the Po River.

After efforts to secure a peaceful withdrawal failed, Claudius forced the Alamanni to battle at the Battle of Lake Benacus in November. The Alamanni were routed, forced back into Germany, and did not threaten Roman territory for many years afterwards.

Their most famous battle against Rome took place in Argentoratum (Strasbourg), in 357, where they were defeated by Julian, later Emperor of Rome, and their king Chnodomar ("Chonodomarius") was taken prisoner.

On January 2, 366 the Alamanni crossed the frozen Rhine in large numbers, to invade the Gallic provinces.

In the great mixed invasion of 406, the Alamanni appear to have crossed the Rhine river, conquered and then settled what is today Alsace and a large part of Switzerland. Fredegar's Chronicle gives an account. At Alba Augusta (Aps) the devastation was so complete, that the Christian bishopric was removed to Viviers, but Gregory's account that at Mende in Lozčre, also deep in the heart of Gaul, bishop Privatus was forced to sacrifice to idols in the very cave where he was later venerated may be a generic literary trope epitomizing the horrors of barbarian violence.

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Crispus AE3. 324-325 AD. FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate head right / ALAMANNIA DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, holding trophy & palm, treading upon bound captive on right, .SIRM. in ex.

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Dacia, Dacia, 088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), PM 07-54-01, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANVIII, PROVINCIA DACIA, Dacia standing left, Rare!270 viewsDacia, Dacia, 088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), PM 07-54-01, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANVIII, PROVINCIA DACIA, Dacia standing left, Rare!
avers: IMP P LIC VALERIANO AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: PROVIN CIA DACIA, Dacia standing left, holding two standards, between an eagle and a lion, Year ANVIII in exergue.
exergue: -/-//ANVIII, diameter: 25mm, weight: 9,73g, axis: h,
mint: Dacia, date: 253-254 A.D., ref: Pick-61var??, PM-7-54-1, Mus-23var??,
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Dacia, Dacia, 088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), PM 07-59-??, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANX, PROVINCIA DACIA, Dacia standing left, Rare!62 viewsDacia, Dacia, 088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), PM 07-59-??, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANX, PROVINCIA DACIA, Dacia standing left, Rare!
avers: IMP P L VALERIANVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
reverse: PROVINCI A D ACIA, Dacia standing left, between an eagle and a lion, right hand holding serpent, left hand holding standards, Year ANX in exergue.
exergue: -/-//ANX, diameter: 26,5-28,5mm, weight: 8,75g, axis: 11h,
mint: Dacia, date: 255-256 A.D., ref: Pick-63var??, PM-7-59-???, Mus-??,
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Divo Valerian II7 viewsSilver Antoninianus
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Divo Valerian II

Colonia Agrippinensis mint, posthumous, 258 - 259 A.D.
Fine, toned, centered, flan cracks.
24.5 mm / 2.348 g / 180°

Obverse: "DIVO VALERIANO CAES", radiate and draped bust right, from behind.
Reverse: "CONSECRATIO", Valerian II carried into the heavens seated on eagle flying right, waiving his right hand, scepter in his left.

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Göbl MIR 911e, SRCV III 10606, RIC V 9 (Lugdunum), RSC IV 5

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E in circular punch144 viewsPAMPHYLIA. Side. Gallienus. Ć 30. A.D. 253-260. Obv: AVTKAIΠOAI”star”ΓAΛΛIH-NOCCEB. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; before bust AI (?) obliterated by countermark. Rev: (CIΔHTΩN-NEΩKOPΩN) or similar. Tyche seated left. Ref: BMC -; SNG France (3) 905. Axis: 360°. Weight:14.86 g. Note: This coin was struck during the joint reign of Gallienus and Valerian. CM: E in circular punch, 7.5 mm. Howgego 805 (169 pcs). Note: The coin was devalued to 5 assaria, likely at the same time when (during the reign of Gallienus) coins bearing the denomination "I" (i.e. 10 assaria) were issued. Collection Automan.Automan
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E in circular punch170 viewsPAMPHYLIA. Side. Salonina. Ć 32. A.D. 253-260. Obv: KOPNHΛIA*CAΛΩNIN(A)-CEBA. Draped bust right, wearing stephane; before bust AI or I obliterated by countermark. Rev: CIΔHTΩN-NEΩKOPΩN. Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 30°. Weight: 14.37 g. Note: Since the countermark was not applied to coins issued later than the joint reign of Gallienus and Valerian, this coin was likely struck between A.D. 253 and 260. CM: E in circular punch, 7 mm. Howgego 805 (169 pcs). Note: The coin was devalued to 5 assaria, likely at the same time when (during the reign of Gallienus) coins bearing the denomination "I" (i.e. 10 assaria) were issued. Collection Automan.Automan
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EB0645 Valerian I / Eagle14 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 3 = 255 AD.
Obverse: AK P L I OVAΛEPIANOC EVEVC, laureate, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Eagle standing left, head right, wreath in beak; L-Γ.
References: Dattari 5189; Cf. Milne 3945 (year 4).
Diameter: 23mm Weight: 10.72g
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EB0837 Valerian I / RESTITVT ORIENTIS10 viewsValerian I 253-260, Billon Antoninianus, Antioch.
Obverse: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: RESTITVT ORI-ENTIS, the Orient, turreted, standing right, presenting wreath to Valerian, in military attire, standing left, holding spear.
References: RIC V-1, 287; RSC 189; Goebl 1685e; Sear 9967.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 3.897g.
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EB0838 Gallienus / Pietas9 viewsGallienus 253-268, Billon Antoninianus, Samosata, 255-256.
Obverse: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right.
Reverse: PIETAS AVGG Valerian and Gallienus standing facing each other, sacrificing over altar.
References: MIR 1676m, RIC V-1 (J) Rome 446.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 3.412g.
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EB0845 Valerian II / Flying9 viewsValerian II 253-255, Posthumous Antoninianus, 257-258 AD.
Obverse: DIVO VALERIANO CAES, radiate & draped bust right.
Reverse: CONSACRATIO, eagle flying right, bearing the deceased young Caesar to heaven.
References: RIC 9, Cohen 5.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 2.676g.
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EB0910 Saloninus / PRINC IVVENT4 viewsSaloninus, Antoninianus, Lugdunum 256 AD.
Obverse: SAL VALERIANVS CS, Bust of Saloninus, radiate, draped, right.
Reverse: PRINC IVVENT, Saloninus, in military attire, standing left, holding baton in right hand and spear in left hand; to right, one ensign.
References: RIC V Saloninus 10.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 2.12g.
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Egypt, Alexandria, 092 Valerianus-II. (256-258 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-2991, D-5373, L/Δ//--, Eagle left, #1139 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 092 Valerianus-II. (256-258 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-2991, D-5373, L/Δ//--, Eagle left, #1
avers: Π ΛΙΚ ΚΟΡ ΟΩΑΛΕΡΙΑΝΟC KAIC CEB, Bare head right.
reverse: Eagle left, head right, his beak wreath, L-Δ, across the field (year 4 Valerianus-I.),
exergue: L/Δ//--, diameter: 20,5-21,5 mm, weight: 10,44g, axes: 11 h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 256-257 A.D., L-Δ, across the field (year 4 Valerianus-I.), ref: Geissen-2991, Dattari-5373, Kapmann-Ganschow-92.2-p324,
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Obv.: A K Π ΛI OΥAΛEΡIANOC EΥEΥC,Laureate and cuirassed bust of Valerian I right
Rev.: Eagle standing left, head right, holding wreath in beak, year L - Є across fields (year 5 = 257-258 AD.)
Billon, 10.8g, 21.8mm
Ref.: Köln 2868, Dattari 5185, Kampmann&Ganschow 88.29, Emmett 3705
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 257/258, Valerian II, Eagle12 viewsValerian II
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Obv.: Π ΛΙΚ ΚΟΡ ΟΩΑΛΕΡΙΑΝΟC KAIC CEB, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: eagle standing left, head right, wreath in beak, year L - Є across fields (year 5 = 257-258 AD.)
Billon, 10.51g, 23mm
Ref.: Geissen 2997, Dattari 5374
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Egypt, Alexandria: Valerian I (253-260 CE) Ć Tetradrachm, RY 4 (Köln 2867; Dattari (Savio) 5174; Milne 3936-38; Curtis 1520; Emmett 3721)15 viewsObv: A K Π ΛI OVAΛEPIANOC EV EVC; bust laureate, cuirassed right, fold of cloak on front shoulder, Medusa head on cuirass
Rev: Tyche seated upon a throne left, holding a rudder in her right hand & cornucopia in her left hand, in field LΔ

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EIPH (monogram of)117 viewsCILICIA. Irenopolis. Valerian. Ć 28 (8 Assaria). A.D. 253-256. Obv: AVTKΠΛI-(OVAΛEPIANOCCEB) or sim. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: I-PH(NOΠO-ΛITWNΔC) or sim., H in field. Dionysus, holding thyrsos and kantharos, standing behind two panthers. Ref: SNG Aul 5597. Axis: 210°. Weight: 25.56 g. Note: This specimen is remarkably thick and heavy. The average for 87 specimens of this denomination noted by Ziegler (1993) is only 17.6 g. CM: Monogram of EIPH (?), in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 616 (7 pcs). Note: Likely applied after the city ceased issuing its own coins. Collection Automan.Automan
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FELICITAS AVGG, RIC 876 viewsValerian I, October 253 - c. June 260 A.D. AR Antoninianus. 2.5g, 19mm. Rev. FELICITAS AVGG, Felicitas standing left holding long caduceus and cornucopiae. RIC 87, Sear RCV 9936, RSC 53 Podiceps
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FIDES MILITVM, RIC V 89 Rome10 viewsValerian I, October 253 - c. June 260 A.D. Silver antoninianus, SRCV III 9938, RIC V 89, RSC IV 65, VF, Rome mint, 2.582g, 21.3mm, 180o, 253 - 255 A.D.; obverse IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing half-left holding two military standards, one in each hand. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Gallienus16 viewsObv: C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind
Rev: PIETAS AVGG, Valerian and Gallienus facing, sacrificing over altar, each togate and holding short scepter, wreath above
Size: 22.5mm, 3.683g
Id: RIC V 447
Mint: Antioch, 255-256AD
Notes: Ex-FORVM
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Gallienus 12 viewsGallienus AE Sestertius, 18.68g. Rome Mint, joint reign with Valerian I. IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS AVGG S-C, Soldier standing left, holding spear and resting left hand on shield. RIC 248. Cohen 1295. Sear5 10495.Molinari
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)17 viewscf SRCV 10250-10251, RIC V J-442, Göbl 1600b, Cohen 441, Van Meter --

AR Antoninianus, 21 mm., 180°

Antioch mint (per Göbl), struck during joint reign with Valerian (253-260 A.D.), in 256-257 A.D.

Obv: IMP GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right.

Rev: LAETITIA AVGG, Laetitia standing left holding wreath and anchor.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter --
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)11 viewsSRCV 10298 [?], RIC V J-445 var. (no wreath), Göbl 1698b(1), Cohen 705, Van Meter 186

Antoninianus, 22 mm., 3.7 grams, 0°

Samosata mint (per Göbl), struck during joint reign with Valerian (253-260 A.D.) in 260 A.D.

Obv: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: ORIENS AVG, Oriens standing right presenting wreath to Gallienus, standing left, resting on spear held in left hand, wreath in upper field.

Oriens is the name for Sol when associated with the rising sun. It implies the rising fortune of the emperor, and thus of the Empire.

RIC rarity S, Van Meter VB2
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)14 viewsSRCV 10224, RIC V J-18, Göbl 872d, Cohen 308, Van Meter 316

AR Antoninianus, 19-21 mm., 180°

Cologne mint (per Göbl), struck during joint reign with Valerian (253-260 A.D.) in 259 A.D.

Obv: GALLIENVS P F AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right.

Rev: GERMANICVS MAX V, Trophy between two German captives.

Commemorates Gallienus’s victory over the Alemanni at the Battle of Mediolanum (Milan) in 259 A.D. (per Van Meter), which is inconsistent with the slightly earlier dating per RIC (258-259 A.D.) and Göbl (apparently 257-258 A.D.).

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB2
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)12 viewsSRCV 10312, RIC V J-447, Göbl 1684m, Cohen 792, Van Meter 211

Billon Antoninianus, 20.5 mm., 0°

Samosata mint (per Göbl), struck during joint reign with Valerian (253-260 A.D.) in 256-257 A.D.

Obv: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: PIETAS AVGG, Gallienus and Valerian standing facing one another and sacrificing over altar.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB1
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)12 viewsSRCV 10338, RIC V J-159, Göbl 101q, Cohen 388, Van Meter 240

AR Antoninianus, 20 mm., 0°

Rome mint (per Göbl), struck during joint reign with Valerian (253-260 A.D.) in 255-256 A.D.

Obv: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS PF AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right.

Rev: PROVIDENTIA AVGG, Providentia standing facing left, holding baton and cornucopia, at foot globe.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB1
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)11 viewsSRCV 10237, RIC V J-143, Göbl 25v, Cohen 351, Van Meter 101

Antoninianus, 20.5 mm., 0°

Rome mint (per Göbl), struck during joint reign with Valerian (253-260 A.D.) in 254-255 A.D.

Obv: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: IOVI CONSERVA, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB1
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)10 viewsSRCV 10414 var., RIC V J-456 (Antioch), Göbl 1687_, Van Meter 345.

BI Antoninianus, 3.29 g., 21.43 mm. max., 0°

Samosata mint, struck during joint reign (253-260 A.D.), in 255-256 A.D.

Obv: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG, radiate draped bust right.

Rev: VIRTVS AVGG, Valerian standing right, holding globe and spear, facing Gallienus standing left, holding Victory and transverse scepter.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB1.
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)8 viewsSRCV 10247, RIC V S-221 (Rome), Göbl 348a, Van Meter 117.

BI Antoninianus, 2.34 g., 19.12 mm. max., 0°

Rome mint, struck during solo reign (260-268 A.D.) in 260-261 A.D.

Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right, one ribbon behind, one forward across shoulder.

Rev: IOVI [VLT]ORI, Jupiter naked standing right looking back, holding lightning bolt aloft in right hand, cloak flying right. S in left field.

The reverse dedicates this coin to Jupiter the Avenger. In 260-261 A.D., Balista, prefect of the pretorianus under Valerian, along with Odenathus, King of Palmyra, drove the Sassanian Shapur I from Syria into Persia, and re-established Roman power in the East.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB1.
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)5 viewsSRCV 10351, RIC V-J 399, Göbl 825q, Van Meter 256.

BI Antoninianus, 2.81 g., 21.31 mm. max., 180°

Mediolanum/Milan mint (per RIC & SRCV), Viminacium mint (per Göbl), struck during joint reign with Valerian (253-260 A.D.), 259-260 A.D.

Obv: [IMP G]ALLIENVS P AVG, radiate cuirassed bust (of Valerian) right.

Rev: S[ALV]S AVGG, Salus standing facing, head right, feeding serpent in arms from patera.

Salus is the goddess of health and safety. Based on an old Italic custom of propitiating the gods by having a virgin offer a sacrifice to sacred snakes, Salus is often depicted cradling a snake in her arms and feeding it from a patera. As a coin type, Salus frequently appears after the suppression of a coup against the emperor or when the emperor recovered from an illness.

RIC rarity C.

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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)9 viewsSRCV 10408, RIC V J-457, Göbl 1704b, Van Meter 338/7.

BI Antoninianus, 3.79 g., 22.79 mm. max., 0°

Samosata mint, struck during joint reign with Valerian (253-260 A.D.), in 259 A.D.

Obv: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: VIRTVS AVG, Gallienus left, holding spear, receiving wreath from Roma right, holding spear and shield. Wreath above.

RIC rarity S, Van Meter VB1.
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)17 viewsSRCV 10277 var. (0bverse legend) , RIC V J-444, Göbl 1601b, Van Meter 148

BI Antoninianus, 3.50 g., 20.82 mm. max., 180°

Antioch mint, 5th emission, struck during joint reign (253-260 A.D.), in 256-257 A.D.

Obv: IMP GALLIENVS AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right.

Rev: LIBERALITAS AVGG, Liberalitas standing left, holding cornucopia right and counting-board/tessera left.

Liberalitas is the personification of generosity, and frequently alludes to a specific imperial donative to the urban population of Rome. On this emission, it refers to the donative of 255 A.D. to mark the joint consulate of Gallienus and Valerian.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB1.
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Gallienus - Roman Emperor: 253-268 A.D. - Joint Rule with his father Valerian I 253-260 A.D. 24 viewsObv. GALLIENVSAVG - Radiate head right.
Rev. LAETITIAAVG - Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and rudder.
Reference: RIC 226k, C 426.
Silvered Bronze Antoninianus 19mm (2.23 grams) Struck at the mint of Rome 260-268 A.D.
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GALLIENUS AE antoninianus - 257-258 AD (joint reign)31 viewsobv: IMP GALLIENVS PF AVG GM (radiate head, right)
rev: ORIENS AVGG (Sol with globe in the left hand, right hand raised)
ref: RIC Vi 86 (R), RSC 710
mint: Rome
2.50 gms, 18 mm
Rare

History: When the empire of Rome was on all sides assailed by barbarian arms, Valerianus declared his son Gallienus Emperor, and leaving him to the defence of Gaul and Germany, he himself, having assembled together the legions from the neighbouring provinces, resolved to march and give battle in the East to the Scythians and to the Persians. For this reason Oriens Augustorum - (the rising Sun of the Emperors) - was struck on their coins.
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Gallienus Antoninianus8 viewsGallienus; joint reign with Valerian 253-260 AD; sole reign 260-268 AD

Antioch. 267 AD.

22mm., 3.73g.

GALLIENVS AVG. Bust of Gallienus, radiate, cuirassed, right | Bust of Gallienus, radiate, draped, right.

SALVS AVG. Apollo, nude, standing left, holding laurel-branch; to right, tripod. PXV in ex

References: RIC V Gallienus 610

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Gallienus Antoninianus7 viewsGallienus; joint reign with Valerian 253-260 AD; sole reign 260-268 AD

Rome. 260-268 AD.

19mm., 2.36g.

IMP GALLIENVS AVG: Head of Gallienus, radiate, right

DIANAE CONS AVG: Doe, walking right, looking backward

References: RIC V Gallienus 176

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Gallienus Antoninianus8 viewsGallienus; joint reign with Valerian 253-260 AD; sole reign 260-268 AD

Asia, 267 AD

20mm., 3.39g.

GALLIENVS AVG. Bust of Gallienus, radiate, cuirassed, right

LVNA LVCIF. Diana, draped, walking right, holding torch. Mintmark: P[X]V

References: RIC V Gallienus 609

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GALLIENUS AR antoninianus - 267 AD (sole reign)23 viewsobv: GALLIENVS AVG (radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: AETERNITAS AVG (Saturn standing right holding scythe), PXV in ex.
ref: RIC Vi 606, RSC.44 (PXV = short for TR P XV)
mint: Antioch
1.92gms, 20mm, billon

Saturn, under the form of a man with a beard, veiled, and wearing the toga, who standing holds the harpa in his left hand, appears on coins of Valerianus and of Gallienus, as a symbol of Eternity. HARPA (scythe) is one of the symbols of Saturn who, according to a horrid myth, used it to mutilate (castrate) his father, Uranus. (See the famous paint of Giorgio Vasari: The Mutiliation of Uranus by Saturn).
While Cronus was considered a cruel and tempestuous deity to the Greeks, his nature under Roman influence became more innocuous, with his association with the Golden Age eventually causing him to become the god of "human time", and celebrated him in Saturnalias.
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Gallienus AR antoninianus, 254-256 AD, Antioch52 viewsGallienus
AR antoninianus – 19mm
Antioch, 255-256 AD
radiate draped bust r.
IMP CP LIC GALLIENVS PF AVG
Gallienus standing l. holding sceptre, presenting Victory to Valerian, standing r., holding globe and scepter
VIRTVS AVGG
RIC Va Antioch 456
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Gallienus BI Antoninianus29 viewsGallienus
Billon Antoninianus
255 - 256 A.D
Samosata or Antioch Mint
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind
VIRTVS AVGG
Emperors standing confronted; Valerian on left, scepter in right, globe in left; Gallienus on right, offering Victory, transverse spear in left; pellet in wreath above
21.7mm
3.118g
Die axis 0*
Göbl MIR 1703m (Samosata), RIC V 456 (Antioch)

VF, flan cracks

RIC assigns this issue to Antioch but MIR gives the issue to a second Eastern mint located at Samosata. Samosata was an ancient city on the west bank of the Euphrates whose ruins existed at the modern city of Samsat, Adiyaman Province, Turkey until the site was flooded by the newly-constructed Atatürk Dam.
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Gallienus Billion Antoninianus31 viewsGallienus, bullion antoninianus, Augustus with Valerian I, 260 CE
Obverse: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVG, Victoria standing right holding palm and wreath to emperor who is standing opposite holding spear.
Gobl 1702m 22mm diam., 3.2g
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Gallienus Billon Antoninianus 255-56 AD49 viewsObv: IMPC P LIC GALLIENIVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust rt., dot below bust, Rev: VICTORIA AVG, Victory standing rt. holding palm and presenting wreath to Gallienus opposite holding spear. Dot in wreath, NO dot in Exergue

The coin is from an Asian mint the same as RIC 450(j) (Ref: Wildwinds) except there is no dot in exergue. Style belongs to joint reign with Valerian even though it is AVG
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Gallienus DIANAECONSAVG10 viewsObverse:
Head right with radiate crown
GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
IMP: IMPERATOR - Emperor
GALLIENVS: Gallienus
AVG: AUGUSTUS

Reverse:
Doe walking right, looking left
DIANAECONSAVG: Dianae Conservatrix Augusti

Domination: Bronze AE 3, size 19 mm
Exergue: E (Regnal Year "E"=5 or 569/70)
RIC 177 GOBL 728b CUNETIO 1361

Comments:
DIANAE CONS. AVG. Dianae Conservatrix Augusti. A stag. -- This legend and type, with variations, frequently appears on coins of Gallienus, whose father Valerianus was ingularly attached to the worship of Diana the Preserver, insomuch that he dedicated a temple to her honor at Rome, called Aedes Valeranae.
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Gallienus Pietas Alter14 viewsGallienus Pietas Valerian and Gallienus over Alter, Billon antoninianus, RIC V 447, aVF, Antioch mint, weight 2.649g, maximum diameter 21.4mm, die axis 0o, 255 - 256 A.D.;
obverse IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse PIETAS AVGG, Valerian and
Gallienus facing, sacrificing over altar, each togate and holding short scepter, wreath above;
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Gallienus RIC 45615 viewsBillon Antoninianus. Joint reign,
Asian mint, 255-256 AD.
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG, radiate draped bust right
VIRTVS AVGG, Valerian and Gallienus standing facing each other,one holds Victory, the other a globe.
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Gallienus Sestertius19 viewsAE Sestertius
D.: 23-24 mm

IOVI CONSERVA S C,
Göbl 25dd.
same rev. die as Göbl pl. 4, 25k, of Valerian I.



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Gallienus, 253 - 268 AD17 viewsObv: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus facing right.

Rev: PIETAS AVGG, Valerian and Gallienus standing face to face, sacrificing at an altar, one holds an eagle-tipped scepter and the other a parazonium.

Billon Antoninianus, Samosata mint, 255 - 256 AD

4.5 grams, 20 mm, 180°

RIC Vi 447, RSC 792b, S10312, VM 211
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Asia 260-268 AD.

20mm., 3.05g.

GALLIENVS P F AVG. Bust of Gallienus, laureate, cuirassed, right

AEQVITAS AVG. Aequitas, draped, standing left, holding scales in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand

References: RIC V Gallienus 679 (or possibly 626)

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Gallienus
Augustus: 253 - 268AD
Issued: 255 - 256AD
23.0 x 20.0mm
O: IMP CP LIC GALLIENVS PF AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: PIETAS AVGG; Gallienus and Valerian I standing, facing each other, sacrificing over altar.
Antioch Mint
Aorta: 1279: B57, O24, 263, T83, M1.
RIC 447[j]; RSC 7926.
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Gallienus, as joint ruler with Valerian, Billon Antoninianus RIC 397, RSC 940, Sear5 1035246 viewsIMP GALLIENVS P AVG, radiate draped bust right / SALVS AVGG, Salus standing left feeding snake rising from altar and holding sceptre in left hand. Viminacium mint.
Maximum Diameter: 21.4 mm
Weight: 3.80 g
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Gallienus, August 253 - 24 March 268 A.D.11 viewsBillon antoninianus, RSC 122Ka, S 10401, RIC 317, aF, Rome, 2.790g, 20.2mm, 180o, 261 -262 A.D.;
obverse - GALLIENVS AVG, radiate bust right without drapery or cuirass;
reverse - VIRTVS AVG, Mars standing left, globe outstretched in right, vertical spear in left, P right; scarce variety;

Gallienus was the son of Valerian I and was named Caesar at his father's accession to the throne in 253 A.D. Upon his father's capture by the Parthians he assumed the rank of Augustus and began numerous reforms and military campaigns to defend the empire, as much from usurpers as from barbarians. At the same time he presided over perhaps the last flowering of classical Roman culture, patronizing poets, artists and philosophers. Gallienus was assassinated while besieging Milan.
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Gallienus, August 253 - 24 March 268 A.D.9 viewsBronze antoninianus, RIC 613, F, Antioch, 3.278g, 22,34mm, 0o, 266 A.D.; obverse GALLIENVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right; reverse FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna standing left, caduceus in right, cornucopia in left, VIIC in ex;

Gallienus was the son of Valerian I and was named Caesar at his father's accession to the throne in 253 A.D. Upon his father's capture by the Parthians he assumed the rank of Augustus and began numerous reforms and military campaigns to defend the empire, as much from usurpers as from barbarians. At the same time he presided over perhaps the last flowering of classical Roman culture, patronizing poets, artists and philosophers. Gallienus was assassinated while besieging Milan.
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Gallienus, August 253 - 24 March 268 A.D.30 viewsBronze antoninianus, RIC 610, F, Antioch mint, 3.344g, 21.5mm, 0o, 267 A.D.; obverse GALLIENVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right; reverse SALVS AVG, Apollo standing left holding branch, resting elbow on tripod, PXV in ex

Gallienus was the son of Valerian I and was named Caesar at his father`s accession to the throne in 253 A.D. Upon his father`s capture by the Parthians he assumed the rank of Augustus and began numerous reforms and military campaigns to defend the empire, as much from usurpers as from barbarians. At the same time he presided over perhaps the last flowering of classical Roman culture, patronizing poets, artists and philosophers. Gallienus was assassinated while besieging Milan.


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Gallienus, RIC V(1)-447.C Samosata34 viewsBillon Antoninianus
Samosata mint, 258-260 A.D.
22mm, 3.55g
RIC V(1)-447, RSCv.4-792c,
RCVv.3-10312

Obverse:
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse:
PIETAS AVGG
Wreath with dot in center field.
Valerian and Gallienus standing facing each other, sacrificing over altar between them, one holding eagle-tipped sceptre, the other parazonium.
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Gallienus/Diana Antoninianus.91 viewsGallienus Billon Antoninianus. Viminacium mint, 253-254 AD. IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG, radiate draped bust right / FELICITAS SAECVLI, Diana advancing right holding long torch in both hands. RSC 206a. Ric v-1 291 Moesia/Viminacium. Joint reign of Gallienus with valerian. Rarity:S,253-254. Wonderful desert patina.6 commentstiberiusjulius
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Gallienus; joint reign with Valerian 253-260 AD; sole reign 260-268 AD13 viewsAntonivs Protti
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GALLIENVS AVG / FIDES MILIT AE/Bi. antoninianus (260-268 A.D.)23 viewsGALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right, one ribbon behind, one forward across shoulder/ FIDES MILIT, Fides Militum standing left, holding vexillum and long scepter, MP or MD in exergue.

AE3, 17mm, 1.27g, die axis 6 (coin alignment), material: bronze/copper-based alloy

AVG = Augustus. Fides was the Roman goddess of trustworthiness and good faith. Fides Militum = "Military confidence" or "Army's loyalty". Sceptres, often two to three foot ivory rods topped with a globe or an eagle, were introduced by Augustus as a symbol of Rome's power. They would be carried by emperors while riding in chariots to celebrate military victories and thus a scepter is a symbol of emperor's leadership and victory. Vexillum -- ensign of a section of legion. MD may mean Mediolanum mint, MP may mean Mediolanum pecunia (coin) or Mediolanum mint, prima officina (workshop #1). Either way, it was probably minted at Mediolanum.

Very similar to a coin (with MP mintmark), listed at WildWinds with references to RIC V-1, Milan 481K; Goebl 1370a; Sear 10214. http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/gallienus/RIC_0481.jpg

Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus Augustus. The son of emperor Valerian and his wife Mariniana. Born c. 218. Co-emperor with his father since Oct 253. His sons Valerian II and Saloninus were named his co-emperors and heirs, but both died early (Valerian II in 258 and Saloninus in 260). His father was infamously captured after the Battle of Edessa by Sassanian Persian king Shapur I, also in 260, leaving Gallienus a sole ruler. His whole career was spent dealing with innumerable invasions and revolts, which speaks to his credit, because despite this he managed to stay in power for so long. Famous for his military reforms and the first decree of tolerance of Christianity. Despite this some martyrologies mention his as a persecutor, probably mistaking him for his father's actions during their joint reign. Infamous for losing Gaul and Palmyra. Died in Sept 268 in Mediolanum as a result of yet another military coup, Fides Militum finally failed him. Succeeded by one of his generals Claudius Gothicus, later known as Claudius II. There were some rumors that Claudius was the one who murdered Gallienus, but this was never proved.
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Gordian II Africanus / Victory61 viewsGordian II Africanus. Silver Denarius, AD 238. Rome.
O: IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian II right.
R: VICTO-RIA AVGG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
- RIC 2; BMC 28; RSC 12.

Gordian II (Marcus Antonius Gordianus Sempronianus Romanus Africanus Augustus), was Roman Emperor for one month with his father Gordian I in 238, the Year of the Six Emperors. The double "GG" in "AVGG" (Augustus) on the reverse was to show that power was shared between the two men although Gordian II did not receive the additional title of high priest or Pontifex Maximus. He died in battle outside of Carthage.

Confronted by a local elite that had just killed Maximinus's procurator, Gordian's father (Gordian I) was forced to participate in a full-scale revolt against Maximinus in 238 and became Augustus on March 22.

Due to his advanced age, Gordian I insisted that his son, Marcus Antonius Gordianus (Gordian II), be associated with him. A few days later, Gordian entered the city of Carthage with the overwhelming support of the population and local political leaders. Meanwhile in Rome, Maximinus' praetorian prefect was assassinated and the rebellion seemed to be successful. Gordian in the meantime had sent an embassy to Rome, under the leadership of Publius Licinius Valerianus, to obtain the Senate’s support for his rebellion. The senate confirmed the new emperor on 2 April and many of the provinces gladly sided with Gordian.

Opposition would come from the neighboring province of Numidia. Capelianus, governor of Numidia, loyal supporter of Maximinus Thrax, and who held a grudge against Gordian, renewed his alliance to the former emperor and invaded Africa province with the only legion stationed in the region, III Augusta, and other veteran units. Gordian II, at the head of a militia army of untrained soldiers, lost the Battle of Carthage and was killed, and Gordian I took his own life by hanging himself with his belt. The Gordians had reigned only twenty-two days.
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Greek, Kyme Aeolis. Pseudo-autonomous coinage215 viewsAE 24 (7.8 g)
obv: IEPA CYNKΛHTOC, draped and diademed bust of the Senate right
rev: E ACK[Λ]ANIOV B KVM/AIΩN, Isis Pelagia on galley right holding inflated sail with both hands and left foot.

Ref: -

- BMC 116 (different magistrate) EΠ EΛΠIΔHΦOPOV KVMAI
- Forni 50 (different magistrate) EΠ EΛΠIΔHΦOPOV KVMAI
- Mionnet suppl VI n. 129 reverse legend CAC….. NOV B KVMAIΩN.

I think the actual reverse legend is probably E ACKΛANIOV B KVMAIΩN as appears on the reverse listed for another issue, Forni 46 (Senate bust vs Tyche, time of Gordianus (?), Valerianus and Gallienus).
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I - VALERIANUS I - b-01 - AE36 - CILICIA // SELEUCIA AD CALYCADNOS - SNG Levante 786v 9 viewsAv) AV K ΠO ΛIK OVAΛEPIANOC
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right

Rv) CЄΛЄVKЄΩN TΩN ΠPOC KAΛVKAΔNΩ
Confronted busts of Apollo, laureate, facing right, laurel branch before, and Artemis-Tyche, wearing small modius and facing left, cornucopiae behind

Weight: 21.43 g; Ř: 36 mm, References: SNG Levante786v; SNG Leypold 2613


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I - VALERIANUS I - b-02 - AE27 - POTUS // NEOCAESAREA - compare:SEAR/442413 viewsAv) AV K ΠΟΛIKO VAΛΛEPIANOC
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right

Rv) KOI ΠONT MHT NEOKAICA
Wearth in center prize crown

Weight: 12,48g; Ř: 27mm; Reference: vgl.: SEAR/4424
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Ionia, Ephesus. AE20.5mm, Bust right/ TVXH EΦECIΩN; Tyche standing left17 viewsIonia, Ephesus. Valerian II Caesar A.D. 256-258, 20.5mm (4.06g) KOP OVΛEPIANOC KAI; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. TVXH EΦECIΩN; Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Possibly unpublished; Ex Gert Boersema, photo credit Gert BoersemaPodiceps
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Ionia, Smyrna, 092 Valerian II. (256-258 A.D.), (third Neokoros), SNG München 456, AE-21, Herakles,107 viewsIonia, Smyrna, 092 Valerian II. (256-258 A.D.), (third Neokoros), SNG München 456, AE-21, Herakles,
avers: - ΠO ΛIK O VAΛEPIANOC, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers: - CMΥRNAIΩN Γ NEΩKO/R ΩN, ( Γ are = third Neokoros), Herakles, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and club, lionskin over arm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 20,7mm, weight: 3,85g, axis: 0h,
mint: Ionia, Smyrna, date: 255-260B.C., ref: SNG München 456, Klose 1.8, CNG Elec. Auc. 160 (3/2007), lot 198,
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Iran, Naqsh-e-Rostam, Fars Province46 viewsThe Sasanian king Shahpur I (241-272 AD) with his characteristic hairdo, the korymbos, in front of two prisoners, the supplicant Roman emperor Valerian and Philip the Arab after the battle of Edessa in 240 AD
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Lesbos, Mytilene. AE20, ca AD 250-26845 viewsMytilene, Lesbos. AE20, ca AD 250-268, time of Valerian to Gallienus. 2.4gm. Head of Zeus Ammon right with horn of Ammon / MUTILH-NAIWN, bearded herm of Dionysos facing, on prow, bunch of grapes at lower left. BMC 184ancientone
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Lydia, Thyatira. Bust right/ ΘVATEIPHNΩN; Apollo Tyrimnaeus standing left with branch and double axe21 viewsLydia, Thyatira. Valerian II Caesar A.D. 256-258, AE 17.7mm. K OVΛEPIANOC; Bare-headed, draped bust right, ΘVATEIPHNΩN; Apollo Tyrimnaeus standing left, nude but for cloak hanging from his shoulders, holding branch in l.hand, double axe in r. Apparently unpublished; Ex Gert Boersema, photo credit Gert BoersemaPodiceps
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Lydia, Tralles. Possibly time of Valerian. Unrecorded.19 viewsLydia, Tralles. Time of Valerian(?) (AD 253–260). Ć 32mm, 8.4 g, 6h.
Obverse: [ΚΛ]ΑΥΔΙΑ ΒΟΥΛΗ, laureate head of the Boule right.
Reverse: [ΕΠ?] • [Γ?] Μ ΑΥΡ Ζ - ΩΣΙΜ[...], unknown goddess to left, standing right with raised scepter(?) in left hand; Demeter to right, standing left with staff in left hand and unknown object in right; lit altar between.
References: Cf. Weber 6946 (for obv. and magistrate)
Ex Slaven Georgiev, 6-25-2011.

Appears to be the same obverse die as Weber 6946 (pl. 246).
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Mariniana24 viewsDiva Mariniana, wife of Valerian I, Ć Sestertius, 14.50g. Rome mint. DIVAE MARINIANAE, veiled, diademed & draped bust right / CONSECRATIO S-C, peacock standing facing, head left, feathers in full display. RIC 9, Sear 10073.1 commentsMolinari
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MARINIANA AR antoninianus AD25462 viewsobv:DIVAE MARINIANAE
rev:CONSECRATIO (peacock flying right, carrying Mariniana, veiled, with raised hand & scepter)
ref:RIC6, C.14
mint:Rome
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Mariniana was the wife of Valerian and mother of Gallienus. The absence
of the title Augusta would suggest that she died before the their accessions.
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Mariniana, CONSECRATIO, giant peacock flying right, carrying Mariniana12 viewsMariniana, AR Antoninianus. Rome AD 253-254. DIVAE MARINIANAE, veiled & draped bust right on crescent (without diadem)/ CONSECRATIO, peacock flying right, carrying Mariniana, veiled, with raised hand & scepter. RIC 6, RSC 16. Sear RCV III: 10070. Mariniana was the wife of Valerian and mother of Gallienus. The absence of the title Augusta would suggest that she died before their accessions. According to Sear RSC III, issues lacking the diadem may represent a provincial issue (Viminacium?) as being stylistically distinctive.Podiceps
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Mariniana, RIC (Valerian) 10, Sestertius of AD 253-2608 viewsĆ Sestertius (12,96g, Ř 28mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 253-260
Obv.: DIVAE MARINIANAE, Veiled and draped bust right, w. stephane & set on crescent.
Rev.: CONSECRATIO around, S C below, Peacock standing right, with tail spread.
RIC (Valerian) 10 ; Banti 5
Ex CNG Electronic Auction 349 (2015); ex Wayne C. Phillips estate.
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Mariniana, wife of Valerian I.211 viewsAR antoninianus (23.5 mm, 3.04 gm). Rome mint, 253-257 CE.
Obv: DIVAE MARINIANVAE, diademed, veiled bust right on crescent.
Rev: CONSECRATIO, peacock standing facing, head left, tail in splendor.
RIC 3; Cohen 3; Göbl 212b; RSC 2; Sear4 2927; Eauze hoard 1318 (23 spec.); Cunetio hoard 646 (22 spec.). Ex Harlan Berk.
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MARINIANA. Commemorative AR Antoninianus of Rome. Struck A.D.253 - 254 under Valerian I.127 viewsObverse: DIVAE MARINIANAE. Diademed and veiled bust of Mariniana, resting on crescent, facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Mariniana being borne to heaven seated on the back of a peacock flying right.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 2.18gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V i : 6
RARE

Mariniana was the wife of Valerian I but it would seem that she must have died before he became emperor because all of her coins are posthumous commemoratives.
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MAXIMIANUS60 viewsMAXIMIANUS
28.6 mm, 180ş,
Laureate head right / Fides standing left holding two standards.
Obverse legend: IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Reverse legend: FIDES MILITVM AVGG ET CAESS NN
In ex.: AQP
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RIC VI 60b p319
A reverse legend that appears only at Aquileia c. 305-306.

(Marcus Aurelius Valerianus Maximianus)
Junior co-Emperor of the First Tetrarchy
AD 286-305
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Moesia, Viminacium, 088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), PM 07-06-02, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANXVI, P M S COL VIM, Female figure standing, facing left, Rare! #0162 viewsMoesia, Viminacium, 088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), PM 07-06-02, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANXVI, P M S COL VIM, Female figure standing, facing left, Rare! #01
avers: IMP VALERIANVS P F AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right.
reverse: P M S C OL VIM (Provinciae Moesiae Superioris Colonia Viminacium), Female figure (Viminacium or Provincia Moesia) standing, facing left, between bull to left and lion to right, in exergue ANXVI.
exergue: -/-//ANXVI, diameter: 26mm, weight: 7,03g, axis: h,
mint: Viminacium, date: 254-255 A.D., ref: Pick-190, PM-7-06-2, Mus-62var,
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Moesia, Viminacium, 088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), PM 07-06-05, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANXVI, P M S COL VIM, Female figure standing, facing left, Rare! #0174 viewsMoesia, Viminacium, 088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), PM 07-06-05, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANXVI, P M S COL VIM, Female figure standing, facing left, Rare! #01
avers: IMP VALERIANVS P AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right.
reverse: P M S C OL VIM (Provinciae Moesiae Superioris Colonia Viminacium), Female figure (Viminacium or Provincia Moesia) standing, facing left, between bull to left and lion to right, in exergue ANXVI.
exergue: -/-//ANXVI, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 254-255 A.D., ref: Pick-190, PM-7-06-5, Mus-,
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Moesia, Viminacium, 088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), PM 07-06-05, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANXVI, P M S COL VIM, Female figure standing, facing left, Rare! #0297 viewsMoesia, Viminacium, 088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), PM 07-06-05, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANXVI, P M S COL VIM, Female figure standing, facing left, Rare! #02
avers: IMP VALERIANVS P AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right.
reverse: P M S C OL VIM (Provinciae Moesiae Superioris Colonia Viminacium), Female figure (Viminacium or Provincia Moesia) standing, facing left, between bull to left and lion to right, in exergue ANXVI.
exergue: -/-//ANXVI, diameter: 26,5-28,5mm, weight: 8,96g, axis: 0h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 254-255 A.D., ref: Pick-190, PM-7-06-5, Mus-,
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Moesia, Viminacium, 089p Mariniana (??? A.D.), PM 07-08-02, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANXVI, P M S COL VIM, Female figure standing, facing left, Rare! #01293 viewsMoesia, Viminacium, 089p Mariniana (??? A.D.), PM 07-08-02, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANXVI, P M S COL VIM, Female figure standing, facing left, Rare! #01
Wife of Valerian I.
avers: DIVAE MARINIANAE, Veiled and draped bust right.
reverse: P M S C OL VIM (Provinciae Moesiae Superioris Colonia Viminacium), Female figure (Viminacium or Provincia Moesia) standing, facing left, between bull to left and lion to right, in exergue ANXVI.
exergue: -/-//ANXVI, diameter: 27mm, weight:9,76g, axis: h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 254-255 AD., ref: Pick-not listed, PM-7-08-2, Mus-not listed,
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Mysia, Kyzikos, 088p Valerian-I (253-260 A.D.), AE-25, Burning altar,136 viewsMysia, Kyzikos, 088p Valerian-I (253-260 A.D.), AE-25, Burning altar,
avers:- AVK ΛIK Λ VAΛEPIANOC, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right .
revers:- CTΡACΩ CTΡATΩY KYZIKEΩN NΩN (retrograde), NEΩKOΡ in ex. Burning altar between two serpent-entwined, burning torches. CΩCTΡATΩY (magistrate).
exergo: -/-//NEΩKOΡ, diameter: 25,0mm, weight: 7,68g, axis: 7h,
mint: Mysia, Kyzikos, date: 253-260 A.D., ref:SNG France 858, CNG e-Auction #68, closed 9 July, 2003, cf. SNG von Aulock 1286 (no altar); cf. SNG Copenhagen (same).
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Mysia, Parion. Bust of Parios AE22. Capricorn.37 viewsObv: Youthful male head r. of founder Parios.
Rev: CGIHP / Capricorn r., holding globe, behind cornucopia.
Time of Valerian (253 to 260 A.D.)
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Nike124 viewsHierapolis, Phrygia, time of Caracalla - Valerian. AE-24 mm, 6.59 grs. AV: LAIR-[...]ANOC, Head of Apollo Lairbenos to right, oval CM. RV: IERAPOLEITWN, Honomoia standing to left. CM: Nike. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Pamphylia, Side, Valerian II, probably unpublished29 viewsValerian II, Caesar AD 256-258, son of Gallienus
AE 30, 18.04g
obv. POV LIK KOR OVALERIANON KAI CEB
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.; beneath eagle, standing r., with opened wings and head r.
c/m E in circular incus (Howgego 805)
rev. CIDHTWN - NEWKORWN
Athena (Sidetes), helmeted and wearing narrow peplos, stg. facing, head l., holding palmbranch over l. shoulder and dropping voting pebble with r. hand into amphora with two handles l. beside her; r. beside her a branch with a pomegranate.
ref.: cf. SNG Pfälzer Privatsammlungen 882 (Gallienus); probably unpublished
F/about VF, rough obv., rev. with slight strike weakness and distinct circular traces of the ancient smoothing process.
The E of the c/m should probably devaluate the coin from 10 units to 5 units.
Coins from Side often show pomegranates because 'side' in Pamphylian means 'pomegranate'.

For more informations please look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'.
Jochen
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Pamphylia, Side, Valerian II, probably unpublished (devaluation)17 viewsValerian II, Caesar AD 256-258, son of Gallienus
AE 30, 18.04g
obv. POV LIK KOR OVALERIANON KAI CEB
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.; beneath eagle, standing r., with opened wings and head r.
c/m E in circular incus (Howgego 805)
rev. CIDHTWN - NEWKORWN
Athena (Sidetes), helmeted and wearing narrow peplos, stg. facing, head l., holding palmbranch over l. shoulder and dropping voting pebble with r. hand into amphora with two handles l. beside her; r. beside her a branch with a pomegranate.
ref.: cf. SNG Pfälzer Privatsammlungen 882 (Gallienus); probably unpublished
F/about VF, rough obv., rev. with slight strike weakness and distinct circular traces of the ancient smoothing process.

The E of the c/m should probably devaluate the coin from 10 units to 5 units.
Jochen
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Shapur I, A.D. 240/42 – 270/7265 viewsObv: Robed bust, right, wearing turreted crown with ear flaps surmounted by lined globe. Pahlavi script within dotted border.
Rev: Unadorned Zoroastrian fire altar with two crowned attendants facing outward and holding staffs. Pahlavi script to either side.
Drachm, 3.4 gm, 25.1 mm, Gobl SN I/1.
Comment: The Eastern bane for the reigns of six Roman Emperors. In at least one account responsible for the death of Gordian III on the battlefield. Captured and tortured the emperor, Valerian I, ultimately having him skinned and displayed as a warning to the Romans to stay out of his affairs. Finally brought under control during the reign of Gallienus by Odaenathus of Palmyra, the great ally of Rome within the Eastern Empire.
The dates of Shapur's reign are commonly given as A.D. 240/42 – 270/72, but it is likely that he also reigned as co-regent with his father, Ardashir I, prior to the latter's death.
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Phoenicia, Berytos. Valerian AE30. Astarte 39 viewsObv: IMP CP LIC VALERIANVS AVG, Radiate bust right.
Rev: COL IVL AVG FEL BER, Astarte standing front with head right, left foot on prow, holding standard in right hand and aphlastron in left, raising robe. To right Nike on column, crowning her.
30mm and 15.3g.
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Phoenicia, Tyros, Valerian I, BMC 45818 viewsValerian I, AD 253-260
AE - AE 30, 15.54g, 29.87mm, 180°
obv. IMP CP LIC VALERIANVS AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. COL TV - RO METRo
Hermes-Thoth in imation, stg. l., holding kerykeion in l. arm and in extended r. hand papyros role; l. at
his feet Ibis stg. l., on his r. side a date palm with murex snake above.
ref. BMC 458

For more information look at the thread "Coins of mythological interest"
Jochen
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Phoenicia, Tyros, Valerian I, Rouvier 250217 viewsValerian I, AD 253-260
AE 28, 13.17g, 27.97mm, 0°
obv. [IMP C P VALERIANVS A]VG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. [COL T]VRO ME - T
Dido, in long double chiton, himation over l. arm, wearing stephane, stg. l. on Phoenician galley sailing l.,
holding aphlaston in l. arm and reaching with r. hand to person bending l. over side of prow; at her r.
side another small person (helmsman) bending down to the rudder and stretching hand to Dido; stern
decorated with a shield
in exergue murex shell
ref. Rouvier 2502
scarce, F/F+, dark green patina with some earthen incrustations

For more information take a look at the article about Dido in the Mythology Thread.
Jochen
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Phoenicia, Tyros, Valerian I, SNG Copenhagen 38130 viewsValerian I, AD 253-260
AE 30, 17.28g
obv. IMP C LIC VALERIANVS AVG
Bust, draped and radiate, r.
rev. COL TYRO MET
Diomedes, nude except chlamys, stg. l., r. foot on rock, holding palladium in r.
hand and sceptre in l. hand; behind murex-shell
SNG Copenhagen 381; BMC 467
rare, about VF

For more information see the thread 'Mythological coins'.
Jochen
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Phrygia, Hierapolis in alliance with Ephesus. AE22 Pseudo-autonomous. Boule/Men. 100 viewsObv: IEPAPOLEITWN K EFECIWN, Veiled bust of Boule r.
Rev: NEWKOPWN OMON(OIA), Men in Phrygian cap standing r., head l., r. foot on bull's skull, holding pine cone and scepter.

BMC 187, pl. 52.5 and SNG Copenhagen 470, but seems to be from new dies on both sides.

Commemorating the harmony with Ephesus in Ionia, assigned to the time of Valerian/Gallienus.

Thanks to Curtis Clay for help with attribution.
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Phrygia, Hierapolis in alliance with Ephesus. AE22 Pseudo-autonomous. Boule/Men.18 views
Obv: IEPAPOLEITWN K EFECIWN, Veiled bust of Boule r.
Rev: NEWKOPWN OMON(OIA), Men in Phrygian cap standing r., head l., r. foot on bull's skull, holding pine cone and scepter.
BMC 187, pl. 52.5 and SNG Copenhagen 470, but seems to be from new dies on both sides.

Commemorating the harmony with Ephesus in Ionia. Assigned to the time of Valerian/Gallienus.
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PIETAS AVGG, RIC V 285 Antioch8 viewsValerian I, October 253 - c. June 260 A.D. Billon antoninianus, RIC V 285, F, Antioch mint, 2.877g, 21.2mm, 180o, 255 - 256 A.D.; obverse IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse PIETAS AVGG, Valerian and Gallienus facing, sacrificing over altar, each togate and holding short scepter, star above. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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PIETAS AVGG, Valerian and Gallienus facing; RIC V 285 Antioch6 viewsValerian I, October 253 - c. June 260 A.D. Billon antoninianus, RIC V 285, VF, Antioch mint, 3.370g, 20.2mm, 180o, 255 - 256 A.D.; obverse IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse PIETAS AVGG, Valerian and Gallienus facing, sacrificing over altar, each togate and holding short scepter, star above; Ex FORVMPodiceps
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PIETAS AVGG, Valerian and Gallienus; RIC V 285 Antioch/ Samosata7 viewsValerian I, October 253 - c. June 260 A.D. Billon antoninianus, RIC V 285 (Antioch), MIR 1699l (Samosata), VF, Antioch or Samosata mint, 3.617g, 20.9mm, 0o, 255 - 256 A.D.; obverse IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse PIETAS AVGG, Valerian and Gallienus standing confronted, sacrificing over altar between them, each togate and holding short scepter, pellet in wreath above. RIC assigns this issue to Antioch but MIR gives the issue to a second Eastern mint located at Samosata. Samosata was an ancient city on the west bank of the Euphrates whose ruins existed at the modern city of Samsat, Adiyaman Province, Turkey until the site was flooded by the newly-constructed Atatürk Dam. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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PIETAS AVGG, Valerian and Gallienus; RIC V 447 Antioch/ Samosata6 viewsGallienus, August 253 - 24 March 268 A.D. Billon antoninianus, RIC V 447 (Antioch), MIR 1699r (Samosata), gF, Antioch or Samosata mint, 4.351g, 21.6mm, 180o, 255 - 256 A.D.; obverse IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse PIETAS AVGG, Valerian and Gallienus standing confronted, sacrificing over altar between them, each togate and holding short scepter, star above. RIC assigns this issue to Antioch but MIR gives the issue to a second Eastern mint located at Samosata. Pietas in traditional Latin usage expressed a complex, highly valued Roman virtue; a man or woman with pietas respected his responsibilities to other people, gods and entities (such as the state), and understood his or her place in society with respect to others. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Pisidia, Antioch, 088p Valerian I., (253-260 A.D.), SNG France 3 1316, AE-22, S/R//--, ANTIO CHIO CL, Vexilium surmounted by eagle, #1114 viewsPisidia, Antioch, 088p Valerian I., (253-260 A.D.), SNG France 3 1316, AE-22, S/R//--, ANTIO CHIO CL, Vexilium surmounted by eagle, #1
avers: IMP CAERAS LL OVNAHHIR, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: ANTIO CHIO CL, Vexilium surmounted by an eagle, between two standards. S-R between the masts.
exergue: S/R//--, diameter: 21-22mm, weight: 4,24g, axis: 0h,
mint: Pisidia, Antioch, date: 253 A.D., ref: SNG France 3, 1316; Krzy. VII, 35.,
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Pisidia, Sagalassos, Valerian I SNG von Aulock 519827 viewsValerian I, AD 253-260
AE 31, 17.61g, 30°
obv. AV K P L - OVALERIANOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
in r. field I (for 10 assaria)
rev. CAGA - L - ACCEWN
Hermes, with waving chlamys, running l., holding kerykeion in raised r. hand
and burning torch in raised l. hand
ref. SNG von Aulock 5198
rare, about VF, sand-patina

A similar type is known from Sagalassos for Claudius II, where Hermes with kerykeion and torch is running r., SNG von Aulock 5202
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Reigns of Valerian and Gallienus. AE23, Alexandria, Troas17 viewsAE23
Obv:– CO-L TROA, turreted bust of Tyche right, vexillum behind;
Rev:– CO AVG TRO, eagle, with open wings, standing right on forepart of a bull
Minted in Alexandria, Troas, c. 253 - 268 A.D. reigns of Valerian and Gallienus

22.38 mm. 5.22 gms.
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Reigns of Valerian and Gallienus. AE23, Alexandria, Troas 17 viewsAE23
Obv:– CO-L TROA, turreted bust of Tyche right, vexillum behind;
Rev:– CO AVG TRO, eagle, with open wings, standing right on forepart of a bull
Minted in Alexandria, Troas, c. 253 - 268 A.D. reigns of Valerian and Gallienus

22.38 mm. 5.22 gms.
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RESTITVT ORIENTIS, RIC 287 Antioch7 viewsValerian I, October 253 - c. June 260 A.D. Billon antoninianus, RIC V 287, VF, Antioch mint, 3.433g, 20.8mm, 180o, 255 - 256 A.D.; obverse IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse RESTITVT ORIENTIS, turreted female (the Orient) presenting wreath to the Emperor standing left holding spear. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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RIC 5a, p.045, 74 - Valerian I, Apollo16 viewsValerianus I (253-260)
Antoninianus, Rome
Obv.: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: APOLLINI PROPVG, Apollo standing right, drawing bow.
3.16 g, 21 mm
Ref.: MIR 44d, RIC 74
Ex Helios Numismatik
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RIC 5a, p.060, 285 - Valerian I, Valerian and Gallienus35 viewsValerian I (253-260)
Antoninianus, AD 255-256, Antioch
Obv.: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: PIETAS AVGG, Valerian and Gallienus facing, sacrificing over altar
AE, 3.57g, 19.7mm
Ref.: RIC V 285
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RIC 5a, p.116, 3 - Valerian II, Jupiter, goat22 viewsValerianus II as Caesar
AR Antoninianus, AD 255
Obv.: VALERIANVS CAES, radiate and draped bust right
Rev.: IOVI CRESCENTI, young Jupiter seated facing on goat standing right.
Ag, 3.86g, 20.5mm
Ref.: RIC 3
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RIC 5a, p.127, 36 - Saloninus, Spes12 viewsSaloninus
Antoninian, Samosata
Obv.: SALON VALERIANVS NOB CAES, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: SPES PVBLICA, Saloninus standing right, holding spear, receiving flower from Spes standing left and lifting hem of dress
Billon, 3.74g, 20 mm
Ref.: RIC V 36
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Roman Coin being Cleaned12 viewsA Roman coin that I'm in the process of cleaningchuy1530
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ROMAN EMPIRE - VALERIAN I19 viewsRIC 285 Valerian AR Antoninianus. Milan mint, 253 AD. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped bust right / PIETAS AVGG. Emperors sacrificing at altar. Cohen 152. dpaul7
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ROMAN EMPIRE - VALERIAN I27 viewsBillon antoninianus, RIC 287, aVF, 3.54g, 20.4mm, 0o, Antioch mint, 255 - 256 A.D.; obverse IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse RESTITVT ORIENTIS, turreted female (the Orient) presenting wreath to the Emperor standing left holding spear, wreath abovedpaul7
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ROMAN EMPIRE - Valerian I11 viewsROMAN EMPIRE - Valerian I (253-260 AD) AR Antoninianus, Antioch mint, made 257 AD. Obv.: IMP VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right Rev.: P M TR P V COS IIII P P, Valerian and Gallienus standing facing each other, resting hands on shields between them, two spears behind. 22mm, 3.93 g. RIC 277; RSC 169; Goebl 1598a.dpaul7
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ROMAN EMPIRE - VALERIAN II57 viewsSilver antoninianus, RIC 9 (Lugdunum), VF, Koln mint, 3.779g, 23.1mm, 0o, 258 - 259 A.D.; obverse DIVO VALERIANO CAES, radiate and draped bust right; reverse CONSACRATIO (sic), eagle bearing Caesar to heaven; toned, weak reverse strike
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, GORDIANUS III, AE35 // CILICIA // TARSOS - SNG Aulock 604250 viewsAv) AVT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CEB
Feld: Π - Π
Radiated, draped and cuirassed bust, senn from the back, looking right

Rv) TAPCOV MHTPOΠOΛEΩC
Feld: A / M / K / B / Γ
Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae

Weight:: 18.45 g; Ř: 35 mm: Reference. SNG Aulock 6042

Explanations:

Revers:
A = ΠPOTE =stands for the the number “one“ = THE FIRST
M = MEΓIΣTH = THE GREATEST
K = KAΛΛIΣTH = THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

Tarsos got these three Epitheta from Caracalla

You have to read Γ B and it means:

Γ = 3 = Head oft the three " Eparchia“ (means Provinces) Cilicia, Isauria and Lycaonia
B = 2 = Owner of two " Neokoria“ , (under Valerianus, Tarsos had then three )

Avers:
Π - Π = pater patridos = in Latin Pater Patriae
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, VALERIAN I105 viewsAE 33. Corycus. 253-260 AD. 22,18,grs. Radiate,draped and cuirassed bust right. AVT K ΠO ΛIK OVAΛEPIAN-OC. / Dionysus standing facing, head left, holding grape cluster and thyrsus, before marked prize crown of which emerge palm branch, aplustre and caduceus, resting on three-legged table. Panther with head reverted towards grapes standing left at his feet . KIΩTΩN AV NAVAP around ,KΩPV in exergue. PX IC in right field.
SNG Levante 819. Same dies.
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Valerian I, AE 28, Anemurium Cilicia, SNG Lev 520 (this coin)554 viewsValerian I AE 28mm from Anemurium in Cilicia (SNG Lev 520 = this coin).

Dating to 255-6 AD this large provincial features a rather startled looking portrait of Valerian, crude yet somewhat charming.
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Valerian II, AE21, Alexandria Troas744 viewsIMP LICI COR VALERIA, Bare-headed draped bust (of Valerian II) right / COL AVG TROA, Horse grazing right.

Bellinger --, Sear --, Lindgren & Kovacs --, Lindgren III --, SNG von Aulock --, SNG Copenhagen --, BMC --

Per Curtis Clay, also Cohen --, SNG Righetti --, SNG Leypold --, Winsemann Falghera --, Berk photofile --
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Valerian, AE21, Alexandria Troas316 viewsIMP LIC VALERIANVS AVG, Laureate draped cuirassed bust right / COL AVG TROAC, Apollo Smintheus standing right, holding patera and bow right, raven at feet right.2 commentsflinn
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gallienus (254-268)52 viewsObv: GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: VICT GERMANICA
Victory on globe advancing right with trophy over left shoulder. Captives seated left and right.
Antoninianus, 3.7 gm, 21.8 mm, Cologne RIC 49.
Commentary: Celebrates his expulsion of the Jethungi from Italy.
History (As co-Augustus, 253-260): He was raised to the rank of co-Augustus in 253 by his father, Valerian, and tasked to bring order to the Western half of the Empire. Until 256 he concentrated his efforts against the barbarian hordes crossing the Danube. Having largely met with success, he then turned to the Rhine where until 258, he continued his string of successes in securing the borders against the German invasions. Between 255 and 258, the Senate awarded him the title of Germanicus Maximus five times for his stupendous victories and a belated Dacicus Maximus in 257. In 258 he returned to the Danube to meet fresh incursions by the Goths. In the following year, the Jethungi crossed the Upper Danube and invaded Italy forcing Gallienus to return to the homeland. Initial success was met at Milan followed by complete victory in early 260 at Augsburg with the recovery of thousands of Roman captives. But those successes were marred by the capture of his father by Shapur I.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gallienus, Antoninianus40 viewsObv: GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head, right.
Rev: APOLLINI CONS AVG
Centaur drawing bow, right.
Antoninianus, 2 gm, 19.4 mm, Rome RIC 163
History (As sole Augustus, 260-265, Part I): The loss of Valerian led many to believe that the Empire was ripe for their grab of a portion of the imperial power. The first to revolt in the East was Ingenuus, the Governor of Pannonia and Moesia. Proclaimed Emperor by his Legions, he was defeated soon after by Aureolus, one of Gallienus' field generals. Next to rise was Regalianus who quickly realized a similar fate. Also in 260 the family Macriani revolted, taking with them Syria, Egypt and Asia Minor. Again, Aureolus came through by defeating Macrianus in 261 while his younger brother, Quitus, was removed by Odaenathus, the ruler of Palmyra and ally of Rome. Gallienus could do little about the flood of barbarous incursions in the West, short of sending his young and inexperienced son, Saloninus, to establish the Imperial Presence. Postumus, the Governor of Lower Germany, filled the power vacuum by allowing his Legions to declare him Emperor in 260. thus establishing the seed for a breakaway empire that would last for the next fourteen years. Meanwhile back in the East, the next to revolt was the trusted field commander, Aureolus in 262, but he reneged on the gambit through the intercessions of Gallienus. In the following year or perhaps 264, Gallienus and Aureolus, now put in Command of the newly established mobile cavalry, initiated a campaign in the West to depose Postumus. Greatly successful, the campaign came to a sudden halt in 265 when Gallienus was seriously wounded and Aureolus failed to prevent Postumus from escaping. No further action would be taken against Postumus for the remainder of the reign of Gallienus.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, GALLIENUS. AR ANTONINIANUS of Cologne. Struck A.D.259. 33 viewsObverse: GALLIENVS•P•F•AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus facing left, holding spear over his right shoulder and shield on his left arm.
Reverse: GERMANICVS MAX V. Trophy, at foot of which, two seated captives, hands bound behind their backs.
RIC V i : 18 (Lugdunum) | RSC IV : 310
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Entrusted with the defence of the Rhine frontier by Valerian I in A.D.254, Gallienus achieved many victories culminating in a crushing defeat of the Alemanni at Milan in A.D.259, this coin was struck to commemorate the event.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, GALLIENUS. Silvered Antoninianus of Antioch. Struck A.D.266 - 268.180 viewsObverse: GALLIENVS AVG. Radiate and cuirassed bust of Gallienus facing right.
Reverse: MINERVA AVG. Minerva standing facing left, leaning on shield and holding spear in right hand. In exergue, VIIC, which denotes Gallienus' seventh consulate.
RIC V i : 617 Weight 3.7gms.

Gallienus was born c.A.D.213 and made co-emperor with his father, Valerian, soon after the latter's elevation in A.D.253 and became sole ruler after his father's capture by the Persians in A.D.260. He was murdered in camp at the seige of Milan in A.D.268 and buried in a tomb on the Via Appia.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, MARINIANA. Commemorative AR Antoninianus of Rome. Struck A.D.253 - 254 under Valerian I18 viewsObverse: DIVAE MARINIANAE. Diademed and veiled bust of Mariniana, resting on crescent, facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Mariniana being borne to heaven seated on the back of a peacock flying right.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 2.18gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V i : 6
RARE

Mariniana was the wife of Valerian I but it would seem that she must have died before he became emperor because all of her coins are posthumous commemoratives.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, POSTUMUS. AR ANTONINIANUS of Treveri. Struck A.D.265 - 268.74 viewsObverse: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Postumus facing right.
Reverse: IOVI STATORI. Jupiter standing facing left, head turned to right, holding thunderbolt in his left hand and sceptre in his right.
RIC V : 309 | RSC IV : 159a.

M. Cassianius Latinius Postumus was appointed commander of the Rhine legion by Valerian I. In AD 259 he rebelled against Gallienus and ruled Gaul, Spain and Britain for almost a decade. He was assassinated by his own troops in AD 268 for refusing to allow them to sack Moguntiacum which had supported Laelianus.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, SALONINA. AR ANTONINIANUS of Antioch. Struck A.D.254 - 255.93 viewsObverse: CORN SALONINA AVG. Diademed and draped bust of Salonina facing right and resting on crescent.
Reverse: CONCORDIA AVG. Gallienus and Salonina standing facing each other, clasping one anothers right hands; in upper field, between figures, laurel-wreath.
RSC : 31a | Cf.VM : 9.

Cornelia Salonina was the wife of Gallienus and mother of Valerian II and Saloninus. She was created Augusta by her husband in A.D.254 and although she was a patron of philosophy little else is known about her. It is presumed that she was murdered with Gallienus in his camp outside Milan in A.D.268.

This coin was struck to celebrate her accession as Augusta.

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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valerian - Victoria - Antoninianus13 viewsVALERIAN I AR silver antoninianus.

IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.

Reverse - VICTORIA AVGG, Victory standing facing with wreath and palm.

RIC 125, RSC 230.
Sylvianus
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valerian - Vulcan - Antoninianus9 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD.
Obverse: Radiate, draped bust right.
VALERIANVS P F AVG
Reverse: Tetrastyle temple containing Vulcan standing left holding hammer and tongs, anvil to left.
DEO VOLKANO
Sylvianus
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Roman Empire, Valerian 253-260, Antoninianus11 views3.66g
Radiate and draped bust of Valerian right "IMP CP LIC VALERIANVS AVG"
"VOTA ORBIS" two victories placing a shield inscribed "SC" on a palm tree
RIC V 294
Samasota mint
Antonivs Protti
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ROMAN EMPIRE, VALERIAN I23 viewsSchätzpreis-Estimation: EUR 75.-
Antoninian, 253. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG. Büste mit Strahlenkrone, Paludament und Panzer rechts. Rs: FIDES MILITVM. Fides mit Standarte in beiden Händen en face stehend. RIC 89 var. C. 65. MIR 22 d. 4,02g. Vorzüglich.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valerian I "GAIVS & LVCIVS" antoninianus133 viewsRIC 277 (4,1 gm, 22 mm).
Mint of Antioch, 257 AD.

Bold, lustrous & very sharp coin!
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Roman Empire, Valerian I (253-260 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 074, Rome, APOLINI PROPVG, 311 views088 Valerianus-I (253-260 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 074, Rome, APOLINI PROPVG,
avers:- IMP-C-P-LIC-VALERIANVS-AVG, Radiate, draped bust right.
revers:- APOLINI-PROPVG, Apollo standing right, drawing bow.
exergo: - , diameter: 18,5-20mm, weight: 3,60g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 253 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-74, p-45, C-25,
Q-001
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valerian I (253-260)35 viewsObv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: AEQVITAS AVGG
Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae
Antoninianus, 3 gm, 20 mm, Rome RIC 209
History: Commissioned by Gallus to the Rhine to gather an Army, the news that Gallus had subsequently been murdered prompted the Legions to proclaim him Emperor. On his arrival to Italy, the forces of the pretender Aemilian had no heart for battle and executed him. The Senate quickly ratified his regime and the appointment of his son, Gallienus as co-Augustus. With all points of the Empire collapsing under the strain of barbarous invasions, father and son agreed to geographically split their responsabilities with the son headed to the West and Valerian focused to the East. His first order of business was to quell the widespread and destructive rampage of Shapur I. The Battle Order implemented by Valerian met with great success in the recovery of territory and elimination of localized revolts. Then disaster struck. The plague decimated his legions to the point where he was forced to withdraw into the city of Edessa. He saw little option, but to sue for peace and proceeded to make the colossal error of going to Shapur in person with a small retinue of advisors. Shapur was delighted to take advantage of the situation and promptly placed this unwise emperor in chains. He spent the remainder of his life being tortured and tormented by his captor who found it amusing to use him as a footstool to mount his horse. On his eventual death, Shapur reportedly had his body skinned and put on display, truly the low point of a profoundly troubled Empire.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valerian I (253-260)30 viewsObv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG
Radiate and draped bust, right.
Rev: RESTITVTI GENER HVMANI
Emperor advancing right, raising hand and holding globe.
Antoninianus, 2.8 gm, 21.6 mm, Antioch RIC 220
Commentary: Reverse translates to "Restorer of the human race". Cited in Foss' text for 'Roman Historical Coins' commemorating the suppression of the revolt of Uranius Antoninus and the restoration of Antioch.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, VALERIAN I AS RIC 195177 viewsRome mint, AD 255-258
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter. S - C in field
10.0 gr
Ref : RIC # 195, RCV # 10032, Cohen # 96

Although it's not superb, I posted this example here as it's far better than the one shown on Wildwinds. It's quite rare and I don't remember seeing a better one during the last few years.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valerian I Sestertius54 viewsRIC V 157 Rome, MIR 36, 73h, Banti 8 corr. (legends), Sear 10011
2nd emission, A.D. 254-256
19.04 g, 29 mm, 12 h
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, laureate & cuirassed bust right
FELICITAS AVGG, S-C, Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus in right hand & cornucopiae in left
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Roman Empire, Valerian I, AE 22, Phrygia, Temenothyrae307 viewsPhrygia, Temenothyrae. Valerian I. A.D. 253-260. Ć 22 mm (5.55 g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Herakles standing facing, head left, leaning on club held in right hand, holding lion's skin in left. SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Leypold -; BMC -; Lindgren -; Weber -; McClean -.1 commentsfeatherz
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valerian I, Antioch, RIC V (Part 1) 285332 viewsValerian Antoninianus
obv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG. Radiate and draped bust right.
rev: PIETAS AVGG. Valerian and Galliernus standing facing each other, sacrificing over altar.
Struck 255-256 A.D. at Antioch
RIC V 5 (part 1) 285
Van Meter 54
Jericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valerian I, Antoninianus12 viewsGöbl 802d (R, only 2 coins known)Numis-Student
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Roman Empire, Valerian I, antoninianus.77 viewsThe early Valerian antoniniani were usually of "fairly good silver" and this one both looks and sounds like a silver coin. The portrait is excellent and unlike many of the less accomplished ones seen on these coins. The flan crack is not a problem either. One of my favourites! RIC 259.2 commentsjmuona
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ROMAN EMPIRE, VALERIAN I, AR Antoninianus of Antioch or Samosata. Struck A.D.253.91 viewsObverse: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian facing right.
Reverse: VOTA ORBIS. Two Victories hanging shield inscribed S C on palm tree.
RIC V i : 294 Asia-Antioch | Göbl 1682e Samosata. 3.94gms

This coin is one of the issues struck on the accession of Valerian with vows alluding to his popularity.

Ex Vel Garnett Collection
Ex Harlan J Berk

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Roman Empire, Valerian I, Oriens, Cologne mint, RIC 107105 viewsObverse: IMP VALERIANVS AVG
Revers: ORIENS AVGG
RIC:107
4,55 Gramm
23mm
256-258
Great Example of this R2 Cologne mint (3. Emission) of Valerianus with IMP in Obverse
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valerian I. AD 253-260. AR Antoninianus 52 viewsValerian I. AD 253-260. AR Antoninianus .IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm frond.
In ancient Roman religion, Victoria was the personified goddess of victory. She is the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Nike, and was associated with Bellona. She was adapted from the Sabine agricultural goddess Vacuna and had a temple on the Palatine Hill. The goddess Vica Pota was also sometimes identified with Victoria.

Unlike the Greek Nike, Victoria (Latin for "victory") was a major part of Roman society. Multiple temples were erected in her honor. When her statue was removed in 382 CE by Emperor Gratianus there was much anger in Rome. She was normally worshiped by triumphant generals returning from war.

Also unlike the Greek Nike, who was known for success in athletic games such as chariot races, Victoria was a symbol of victory over death and determined who would be successful during war.

Victoria appears widely on Roman coins, jewelry, architecture, and other arts
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valerian II Billon Antoninianus137 viewsDIVO CAES VALERIANO, Radiate head right.
CONSECRATIO, eagle standing left, head right.

There is only AR antoninianus listed in RIC (RIC 27), not billon.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, VALERIAN II CAESAR. Commemorative AR Antoninianus of Lugdunum. Struck A.D.255 - 256 under Gallienus11 viewsObverse: DIVO VALERIANO CAES. Radiate and draped bust of Valerian II facing right.
Reverse: CONSACRATIO. Valerian II being borne to heaven seated on the back of an eagle flying right.
Diameter: 20mm | Weight: 2.4gms | Die Axis: 2
RIC V i : 9
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ROMAN EMPIRE, VALERIAN II, ANTONINIANUS, RIC # 2434 viewsRome mint, AD 258
DIVO CAES VALERIANO, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerianus junior right
CONSECRATIO, altar
2.88 gr
Ref : RCV # 10608, RIC # 24, RSC # 13
Potator II
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valerian, Antioch - RIC V (Part 1) 285237 viewsValerian Antoninianus
obv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG. Radiate and draped bust right.
rev: PIETAS AVGG. Valerian and Galliernus standing facing each other, sacrificing over altar.
Struck 255-256 A.D. at Antioch
RIC V (Part 1) 285
Van Meter 54
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Roman Imperial, Valerian I as Augustus, Billon Antoninianus. Added to the Wildwinds site.6 viewsAntioch 256 A.D. 2.87g, 21.2mm, Axis 11h.

Obv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG - Radiate, draped bust right, seen from behind.

Rev: ROMAE AETRNAE (sic) - Rome seated left on Shield, holding Victory and Spear. Engravers error with an E missing (AETRNAE).

Goebl 1571d.
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Roman Mariniana Sestertius34 viewsMARINIANA, wife of Valerianus I, †254.
AE Sestertius, posthumous. AE 16.16 g.
Obv: DIVAE MARINIANAE Draped, veiled and diademed bust r.
Rev: CONSECRATIO / S-C Peacock in splendour standing facing, head turned l.

RIC V/1, 65, 9var. (peacock looking r.). C. 7
Extremely rare
Tanit
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Roman Provincial: Valerian I (253-260) Potin Tetradrachm, Alexandria (Milne-3945)5 viewsObv.: AK Π L I OVALEPIANOC EVEVC; Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: Eagle standing left, head right, wreath in beak. Regnal date L-Δ across fields (Year 4).
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Roman, Valerian I33 viewsValerian I AR Antoninianus
253-255 AD
Minted in Rome
22mm 3.68g
Obverse: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, drape bust right
Reverse: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left holding 2 standards.
RIC 89 SEAR 9938
Travis C
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Rome, Valerianus22 viewsicos
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Ruler: Valerian I (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 5 viewsIMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
SALVS AVGG - Salus standing left, holding sceptre, feeding serpent rising from altar; S-C across fields.
Exergue:


Mint: Rome (254 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 11.80g / 26mm / 12h
Rarity: Extremely Rare
References:
RIC V 173 var. (bust type and obverse legend))
Peus 378, 839
Banti 21 var. (obv. legend)
Provenances:
Roma Numismatics
Acquisition/Sale: Roma Numismatics Internet E-Sale 56 #1038 $0.00 05/19

Per Roma, this is a "lightweight" sestertius.

According to CNG- Extremely rare, only one specimen noted by MIR (in the KMH [Vienna]). CNG specimen-Electronic Auction 442, Lot 22.
Gary W2
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Ruler: Valerian I (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius12 viewsIMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
SALVS AVGG - Salus standing left, holding sceptre, feeding serpent rising from altar; S-C across fields.
Exergue:


Mint: Rome (254 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 11.80g / 26mm / 12h
Rarity: Extremely Rare
References:
RIC V 173 var. (bust type and obverse legend))
Peus 378, 839
Banti 21 var. (obv. legend)
Provenances:
Roma Numismatics
Acquisition/Sale: Roma Numismatics Internet E-Sale 56 #1038 $0.00 05/19

Per Roma, this is a "lightweight" sestertius.

According to CNG- Extremely rare, only one specimen noted by MIR (in the KMH [Vienna]). CNG specimen-Electronic Auction 442, Lot 22.
Gary W2
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S (lunate sigma)152 viewsBITHYNIA. Tium. Caracalla. Ć 26. A.D. 209-217. Obv: ANTΩNEINOC-AVΓOVCTO(C). Laureate head right; countermark on neck. Rev: TIA-NΩN. Aesculapis standing facing, head left, holding serpent-encircled staff. Ref: BMC -; SNG von Aulock 965. Axis: 30°. Weight: 9.97 g. CM: S (lunate sigma) in circular punch, 7 mm. Howego 809 (47 pcs). Note: While the latest coin bearing this countermark listed by Howgego was issued for Gordian III, considering that other coins bearing denominational countermarks were issues as late as Hostilian, the countermark was likely not applied until the time of Valerian and Gallienus. Collection Automan.Automan
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Salonin - PIETAS AVG8 viewsSALON VALERIANVS CAES
PIETAS AVG
instruments pontificaux
Trčves - 1ere Émission - automne 258
Bourdel 379
Göbl 914e
Eauze 1532
Elmer 69/107
PYL
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Salonin - PIETAS AVG8 viewsSALON VALERIANVS CAES
PIETAS AVG
instruments pontificaux
Trčves - 1ere Émission - automne 258
Bourdel 379
Göbl 914e
Eauze 1532
Elmer 69/107
PYL
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Salonin - PIETAS AVG8 viewsSALON VALERIANVS CAES
PIETAS AVG
instruments pontificaux
Trčves - 1ere Émission - automne 258
Bourdel 379
Göbl 914e
Eauze 1532
Elmer 69/107
PYL
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Salonin - PIETAS AVG7 viewsSALON VALERIANVS CAES
PIETAS AVG
instruments pontificaux
Trčves - 1ere Émission - automne 258
Bourdel 379
Göbl 914e
Eauze 1532
Elmer 69/107
PYL
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Salonin - PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS11 viewsSALON VALERIANVS CAES
PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS
Salonin debout ŕ gauche vętue militairement, il tient un bâton et une lance, ŕ sa droite un trophée.
Trčves - 1ere Émission - automne 258
Bourdel 381
Gobl 913e
Eauze 1534
Elmer 106
PYL
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Salonin - SPES PVBLICA13 viewsSALON VALERIANVS CAES
SPES PVBLICA
L'Espérance marchant ŕ gauche, relevant sa robe de la main gauche et tenant une fleur de la main droite
Trčves - 1ere Émission - automne 258
Bourdel 383
Göbl 915e
Eauze 1533
Elmer 105
PYL
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Salonin - SPES PVBLICA8 viewsSALON VALERIANVS CAES
SPES PVBLICA
L'Espérance marchant ŕ gauche, relevant sa robe de la main gauche et tenant une fleur de la main droite
Trčves - 1ere Émission - automne 258
Bourdel 383
Göbl 915e
Eauze 1533
Elmer 105
PYL
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SALONINA sestertius - c.255-256 AD66 viewsobv: CORNELIA.SA[L]O[NINA.AVG] (diademed & draped bust right)
rev: IVNO.REGINA / S.C. (Juno standing left, holding patera & scepter)
ref: RIC Vi-46, C.62
mint: Rome
21.11gms, 26-29mm
Rare
Wife of Gallienus, and mother of Valerianus II, Saloninus, and Egnatius Marinianus. She was married to Gallienus before 242. Salonina saw the murder of her husband in 268, in front of the walls of sieged Milan.
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Salonina, antoniniano, ex Hatfield hoard35 viewsSalonina Billon Antoninianus. Rome mint, 256-257 AD.
AE, mm 21,0 gr. 3,1, B
D/ SALONINA AVG, diademed and draped bust right on crescent
R/ PIETAS AVGG, Salonina seated left, reaching down to two children standing before her, a third child at her side. (Valerian II, Saloninus and Gallienus Junior)
RIC V-1, 35 Rome; Göbl 229b; RSC 84; Sear 10647.
Provenienza: ex Hatfield hoard (settembre 1993), ex Coin uk trust-Pineapple (2012)
paolo
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SALONINO Cesare (R/ PIETAS AVG), 258-260 d.C., zecca di Colonia o Lugdunum26 viewsSalonino, figlio di Gallieno e Cornelia Salonina e fratello di Valeriano II. Antoniniano d'argento. Zecca di Colonia Agrippinensis o Lugdunum (258-260 d.C.)
AR, 1.9 gr., 22 mm, B (F), S
D/ SALON VALERIANVS CAES, busto radiato e drappeggiato a dx.
R/ PIETAS AVG, accessori sacrificali
RIC 9, RSC 41
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (22 luglio 2008, numero catalogo 109); ex Steve McBride collection (Incitatus coins, St. Johns's NL Canada, fino al 2008).
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Saloninus11 viewsSaloninus Denarius
21 mm 3.64 gm
O: SALON VALERIANVS NOB CAES
Radiate, draped bust right
R: SPES PVBLICA
Spes presenting flower to Saloninus; wreath above.
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Saloninus (258 - 260 A.D.)56 viewsAR Antoninianus
O: SALON VALERIANVS CAES, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: PIETAS AVG, priestly implements - littus, knife, jug, simpulum, and sprinkler.
Rome
4.3g
21.1mm
RIC V 9, RSC IV 41
1 commentsMat
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Saloninus (258 - 260 A.D.)42 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: PO LI KORCA VALERIANOC K CEB, Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R: Eagle standing left, head turned, holding wreath, L Z(?) in fields. 
23.3mm
7.38g
Köln 3005; Dattari (Savio) 5377; K&G 93.8; Emmett 3776.7.
2 commentsMat
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Saloninus (A.D. 260)21 viewsAR Antoninianus, A.D. 258 - 259 (as Caesar), Lugdunum, 23mm, 2.24g, 0°, RIC 10 C 61.
Obv: SAL VALERIANVS CS. Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: PRINC IVVENT. Saloninus standing left, holding scepter and spear, standard to the right.
Marti Vltori
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Saloninus - UNIFACE PLASTER CAST72 viewsObv:- LIC COR SAL VALERIANVS N CAES, Draped, bare headed bust right

Cast of a silvered AE Medallion,
Gnecchi 3.
Reverse is PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Saloninus in military attire left with globe and spear, captive at feet.
There are three originals known, this one in Paris (41 mm / 60 gr).

UNIFACE PLASTER CAST
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Saloninus Antoninianus25 viewsRIC Va 13, RSC 13 Rome; Cohen 93, Sear 3082A; Sear5 10774.
2.56 g, 21 mm x 23 mm
SALON VALERIANVS CAES, radiate & draped bust right
SPES PVBLICA, Spes walking left, holding flower & raising hem of dress.
1 commentsMark Z
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SALONINUS Antoninianus RIC 10, Prince10 viewsOBV: SAL VALERIANVS CAES, radiate draped bust right
REV: PRINC IVVENT, prince standing left holding baton & standard
2.2g, 21mm

Minted at Lugdunum, 259-260 AD
Legatus
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SALONINUS Antoninianus RIC V 36 var, Spes17 viewsOBV: SALON VALERIANVS NOB CAES Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
REV: SPES PVBLICA, Prince, holding spear and Spes, holding flower standing face to face; wreath above
2.81g, 22mm

Minted at Samosata, 259-60 AD
Legatus
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SALONINUS AR antoninianus - 256 AD24 viewsobv: SALON VALERIANVS NOB CAES (draped, cuirassed, radiare bust right)
rev: SPES PVBLICA (Spes presenting flower to prince, wreath above)
ref: RIC Vi 36 (C), Cohen 95 (3frcs)
mint: Asia (Antioch), billon
3.20gms, 21mm
Scarce

P.Licinius Cornelius Saloninus Valerianus was the second son of Gallienus and Salonina. He received the title of Caesar on the death of his elder brother in A.D.255. He was raised to the rank of Augustus by Gallienus in A.D.259 but was killed a short time later by Postumus, the commander of the Rhine legions.
berserker
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Saloninus AR antoninianus, AD 258-260, Samosata mint33 viewsSaloninus
AR antoninianus
Samosata, AD 258-260
SALON VALERIANVS NOB CAES
Radiate draped r.
Spes presenting flower to Prince
SPES PVBLICA
RIC V 36 (Antioch); MIR 36, 1707
Ardatirion
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Saloninus AR Antoninianus, Antioch mint, 260 AD47 viewsRoman Imperial, Saloninus AR Antoninianus, Antioch mint, (260 AD), 3.8g, 20mm

Obverse: SALON VALERIANVS NOB CAES, Radiate draped bust right.

Reverse: SPE PVBLICA, Spes presenting flower to prince.

Reference: RIC 36, Cohen 95

Ex: Rudi Smits
2 commentsGil-galad
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Saloninus RIC 2614 viewsSaloninus, as Caesar
AR Antoninianus
Obv: LIC COR SAL VALERIANVS N CAES, radiate and draped bust right, seen from behind
Rev: PIETAS AVGG, lituus, knife, patera, vase, simpulum and sprinkler
Mint: Rome, AD 256
Size: 4.95g, 22mm, 6h
Ids: RIC 26; C. 49; RSC 49
ickster
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Saloninus, Antoninianus26 viewsCologne mint, AD 258-260
SALON VALERIANVS CAES, radiate and draped bust right
PIETAS AVG, sacrificial implements
2.85 gr
Ref : Cohen # 41, RCV # 10767
Potator II
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Saloninus, Antoninianus, SPES PVBLICA8 viewsAR Antoninianus
Saloninus
Caesar: 258 - 260AD
Augustus: 260AD
Issued: 256AD(?)
20.0mm 3.80gr
O: SALON VALERIANVS NOB CAES; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: SPES PVBLICA; Saloninus standing right on left, holding spear, receiving flower from Spes to right.
Antioch Mint
Aorta: B5, O11, R15, T19.
RIC 36(?)
okta2000-2013 272031215205
11/8/15 1/30/17
Nicholas Z
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Saloninus, Göbl 914 (Cologne)57 viewsSaloninus, AD 258-260, son of Gallienus
AE - Antoninianus, 3.24g, 21mm, 180°
struck AD 256(?) in Cologne
obv. SALON VALERIANVS CAES
bust, draped, radiate, r.
rev. PIETAS AVG
priestly implement; from left: lituus, knife, guttus, simpuvium, aspergillum
Göbl 914 (Cologne); RIC V/1, 9; C.41
about VF, some wear of the legends, but nice portrait nevertheless
4 commentsJochen
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Saloninus, Middle bronze - *74 viewsRome mint, AD 258-260
LIC COR SAL VALERIANVS N CAES, draped bust right
PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Saloninus standing left holding globe and spear. A captive at his feet. S - C in field Mintmark ? at exergue
7.1 gr
Ref : RCV # 10778 v, Cohen # 90, RIC # 34
Potator II
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Saloninus, RIC 1016 viewsSAL VALERIANVS CS
PRINC IVVENT
AR antoninianus, 23mm, 3.18g
Radiate, draped bust right
Saloninus standing, holding baton and spear next to two standards right
novacystis
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Saloninus, SPES PVBLICA4 viewsSaloninus, as Caesar, Billon Antoninianus. SALON VALERIANVS CAES, radiate & draped bust right / SPES PVBLICA, Spes walking left, holding flower & raising hem of dress. RIC 13, Cohen 93, Sear 1988 3082A. Podiceps
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SPES PVBLICA8 viewsSaloninus Antoninianus. Unknown Syrian mint, AD 258-260. SALON VALERIANVS NOB CAES, radiate draped bust right / SPES PVBLICA, Spes presenting flower to prince. RIC 36, Cohen 95. Sear RCV III: 10775. Podiceps
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Standing figure hld. staff (or similar)135 viewsCILICIA. Irenopolis. Valerian. Ć 28 (8 Assaria). A.D. 254/255 (year 203). Obv: AVTKΠΛI-(OVAΛEPIANC). Radiate and draped bust right; Countermark before. Rev: IPENOΠOΛITWN, ΓC in ex. Hygieia to left facing right, feeding serpent; Asklepios to right, facing left, resting on serpent-staff. Ref: Sear GIC 4495 var. Axis: 30°. Weight: 20.60 g. CM: Standing figure, holding staff, palm-branch or similar object in left hand, uncertain object (patera?) in right hand.Howgego -. Note: Does not resemble Howgego 270, which is described as Tyche (?). Collection Automan.Automan
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Struck A.D.253 - 254 under Valerian I. DIVA MARINIANA. Commemorative AR Antoninianus of Rome8 viewsObverse: DIVAE MARINIANAE. Diademed and veiled bust of Mariniana, resting on crescent, facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Mariniana being borne to heaven seated on the back of a peacock flying right.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 2.18gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V i : 6
RARE

Mariniana was the wife of Valerian I but it would seem that she must have died before he became emperor because all of her coins are posthumous commemoratives.
1 comments*Alex
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Struck A.D.255 - 256 under Gallienus. DIVUS VALERIAN II CAESAR. Commemorative AR Antoninianus of Lugdunum28 viewsObverse: DIVO VALERIANO CAES. Radiate and draped bust of Valerian II facing right.
Reverse: CONSACRATIO. Valerian II being borne to heaven seated on the back of an eagle flying right.
Diameter: 20mm | Weight: 2.4gms | Die Axis: 2
RIC V i : 9
3 comments*Alex
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Syria, Coele-Syria, Heliopolis, Valerian I, BMC 2850 viewsValerian I, AD 253-260
AE 28, 16.0g
obv. IMP CAES P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassd, laureate, r.
rev. COL IVL AVG FEL HEL
Price-urn with two palmbranchs between two price-urns with one palm-branchs
in ex. CERT.SACR / CAP.OECV / ISE.HEL (in 3 lines)
BMC 28; SNG Copenhagen 440; Lindgren III, 1284
rare, VF

The solution of the ex. is Certamina Sacra Capitolina Oecumenica Iselastica Heliopolitana. In total this inscription describes the holy games (certamina sacra) held at Heliopolis (heliopolitana) in honor of Jupiter Capitolinus (capitolina). The ludi iselastica were games in which the victors had the privilege of a triumphal entry into their home cities. Baalbek-Heliopolis was famous for its temple of Jupiter.
2 commentsJochen
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SYRIA, Coele-Syria. Heliopolis . Valerian I10 views SYRIA, Coele-Syria. Heliopolis . Valerian I. AD 253-260. Ć. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Agonistic urn with three palms set on table. SNG München 1043 var. (rev. legend); SNG Copenhagen 439 var. (same); SNG Hunterian -; BMC -.ecoli
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Troas, Alexandreia. Valerian I16 viewsObv: IMP LIC VALERIANVS AV, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: COL AVGO TROA, eagle standing facing on bucranium, wings spread, head right.
ancientone
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Vabalathus and Aurelian Antioch 1st Officina12 viewsVabalathus: 270 - 272 AD; Aurelian: 270 - 275 AD
Julius Aurelius Septimius Vabalathus Athenodorus (Wahb Allat), son of Septimius Odaenathus and Septimia Zenobia. Palmyrene Empire.
Obv: VABALATHVS V C R IM D R1; Bust of Vabalathus, laureate, diademed, draped and curiassed, facing right.
Rev: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG; Bust of Aurelian, radiate and curiassed, facing right, from the front, A in exergue.
Denomination: billion antoninianus; Mint: Antioch; Officina: 1st; Issue: 1st; Date: Nov. 270 - Mar. 272; Weight: 2.73g; Diameter: 20.5mm; Die axis: 0ş; References, for example: RIC V v.1 381 correc; MER - RIC 3102; SRCV III 11718

Notes:

1VABALATHVS V[IR] C[LARISSIMUS] R[EX] IM[PERATOR] D[UX] R[OMANORUM]. See for example, Bland (2011), pp. 135, 141 and Estiot, p. 118, esp. note 462. Although Potter, page 267 and footnote 24 postulates V[IR] C[ONSULARIS] for the mint at Antioch I would certainly side with Bland and Estiot.

Which side of this coin is the obverse and which side is the reverse?
Webb in RIC V, v.1 puts great weight on the titulature of Aurelian and mentions that mint marks on the obverse of coins were not unknown at Antioch. He considers the coin to have been struck as a sign of vassalage instead of having been struck as an insult. Webb states that Aurelian’s bust is on the obverse of the coin (p. 260). Robertson, pp. cxix and 142 also considers Aurelian’s bust to be on the obverse of the coin, but does not state an explicit reason for her position. Mattingly (1936) holds that the mint mark is the determining factor, and therefore believes that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin. In SRCV III, p. 442 Sear follows the reasoning of Mattingly and although Vagi agrees that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin (p. 403) he does not explicitly state his reason for believing so. Estiot states that the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian clearly indicates that his portrait is on the reverse of the coin (p. 118). Bland (2011) follows suit. When discussing this issue from Antioch he states that the officina mark is always placed on the reverse of coins. He notes that the placement of the officina mark sent a signal that Aurelian was “...being accorded a lower status than Vabalathus, although he was given his correct titles of Imperator and Augustus, and he wore a radiate crown, also traditionally associated with the senior Augustus” (p. 142 - 3). Watson argues that Queen Zenobia’s assertion of Palmyrene independence from Rome took place gradually (pp. 67 - 9). Bland believes that the placement of the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian on this coin was just another step in that assertion of independence.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins

Sources

Bland 2011: Bland, Roger. “The Coinage of Vabalathus and Zenobia from Antioch and Alexandria" in Numismatic Chronicle, 171 (2011): 133 - 186.
Estiot, Sylviane. Monnaies de L’Empire romain XII.1: D’Aurelian ŕ Florien (270 - 276 apres J.-C.). Paris: Bibliothčque nationale de France, 2004.
Mattingly 1936: Mattingly, Harold. “The Palmyrene Princes and the Mints of Antioch and Alexandria.” The Numismatic Chronicle and Journal of the Royal Numismatic Society, fifth Series, vol. 16, no. 62 (1936): pp. 89 - 114.
MER - RIC: Maison de l’Orient et la Méditerranée: Monnaies de l’Empire Romain / Roman Imperial Coinage AD 268-276. Accessed March 6, 2019. http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/home.
Potter, David S. The Roman Empire at Bay: AD 180 - 395. New York: Routledge, 2004
RIC V v.1: Webb, Percy. The Roman Imperial Coinage, Vol. V, Part 1: Valerian to Florian, edited by Harold Mattingly and Edward Sydenham. London: Spink & Son, 1927.
Robertson, Anne. Roman Imperial Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet, Vol. IV Valerian I to Allectus. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978.
SRCV III: Sear, David. Roman Coins and Their Values, Vol. III: Maximinus I to Carinus. London: Spink, 2005.
Vagi, David. Coinage and History of the Roman Empire, Volume One: History. Sidney, Ohio: Coin World, 1999.
Watson, Alaric. Aurelian and the Third Century. New York: Routledge, 1999.
Tracy Aiello
A_and_V_Antioch_2nd_Wkshp_Large.jpg
Vabalathus and Aurelian Antioch 2nd Officina 11 viewsVabalathus: 270 - 272 AD; Aurelian: 270 - 275 AD
Julius Aurelius Septimius Vabalathus Athenodorus (Wahb Allat), son of Septimius Odaenathus and Septimia Zenobia. Palmyrene Empire.
Obv: VABALATHVS V C R IM D R1; Bust of Vabalathus, laureate, diademed, draped and curiassed, facing right, seen from behind.
Rev: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG; Bust of Aurelian, radiate and curiassed, facing right, from the front, B in exergue.
Denomination: billion antoninianus; Mint: Antioch; Officina: 2nd; Issue: 1st; Date: Nov. 270 - Mar. 272; Weight: 3.855g; Diameter: 20.5mm; Die axis: 180ş; References, for example: RIC V v.1 381 correc; MER - RIC 3103; SRCV III 11718

Notes:

1VABALATHVS V[IR] C[LARISSIMUS] R[EX] IM[PERATOR] D[UX] R[OMANORUM]. See for example, Bland (2011), pp. 135, 141 and Estiot, p. 118, esp. note 462. Although Potter, page 267 and footnote 24 postulates V[IR] C[ONSULARIS] for the mint at Antioch I would certainly side with Bland and Estiot.

Which side of this coin is the obverse and which side is the reverse?
Webb in RIC V, v.1 puts great weight on the titulature of Aurelian and mentions that mint marks on the obverse of coins were not unknown at Antioch. He considers the coin to have been struck as a sign of vassalage instead of having been struck as an insult. Webb states that Aurelian’s bust is on the obverse of the coin (p. 260). Robertson, pp. cxix and 142 also considers Aurelian’s bust to be on the obverse of the coin, but does not state an explicit reason for her position. Mattingly (1936) holds that the mint mark is the determining factor, and therefore believes that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin. In SRCV III, p. 442 Sear follows the reasoning of Mattingly and although Vagi agrees that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin (p. 403) he does not explicitly state his reason for believing so. Estiot states that the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian clearly indicates that his portrait is on the reverse of the coin (p. 118). Bland (2011) follows suit. When discussing this issue from Antioch he states that the officina mark is always placed on the reverse of coins. He notes that the placement of the officina mark sent a signal that Aurelian was “...being accorded a lower status than Vabalathus, although he was given his correct titles of Imperator and Augustus, and he wore a radiate crown, also traditionally associated with the senior Augustus” (p. 142 - 3). Watson argues that Queen Zenobia’s assertion of Palmyrene independence from Rome took place gradually (pp. 67 - 9). Bland believes that the placement of the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian on this coin was just another step in that assertion of independence.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins

Sources

Bland 2011: Bland, Roger. “The Coinage of Vabalathus and Zenobia from Antioch and Alexandria" in Numismatic Chronicle, 171 (2011): 133 - 186.
Estiot, Sylviane. Monnaies de L’Empire romain XII.1: D’Aurelian ŕ Florien (270 - 276 apres J.-C.). Paris: Bibliothčque nationale de France, 2004.
Mattingly 1936: Mattingly, Harold. “The Palmyrene Princes and the Mints of Antioch and Alexandria.” The Numismatic Chronicle and Journal of the Royal Numismatic Society, fifth Series, vol. 16, no. 62 (1936): pp. 89 - 114.
MER - RIC: Maison de l’Orient et la Méditerranée: Monnaies de l’Empire Romain / Roman Imperial Coinage AD 268-276. Accessed March 7, 2019. http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/home.
Potter, David S. The Roman Empire at Bay: AD 180 - 395. New York: Routledge, 2004
RIC V v.1: Webb, Percy. The Roman Imperial Coinage, Vol. V, Part 1: Valerian to Florian, edited by Harold Mattingly and Edward Sydenham. London: Spink & Son, 1927.
Robertson, Anne. Roman Imperial Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet, Vol. IV Valerian I to Allectus. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978.
SRCV III: Sear, David. Roman Coins and Their Values, Vol. III: Maximinus I to Carinus. London: Spink, 2005.
Vagi, David. Coinage and History of the Roman Empire, Volume One: History. Sidney, Ohio: Coin World, 1999.
Watson, Alaric. Aurelian and the Third Century. New York: Routledge, 1999.
Tracy Aiello
A_and_V_Antioch_3rd_Wkshp_Large.jpg
Vabalathus and Aurelian Antioch 3rd Officina15 viewsVabalathus: 270 - 272 AD; Aurelian: 270 - 275 AD
Julius Aurelius Septimius Vabalathus Athenodorus (Wahb Allat), son of Septimius Odaenathus and Septimia Zenobia. Palmyrene Empire.
Obv: VABALATHVS V C R IM D R1; Bust of Vabalathus, laureate, diademed, draped and curiassed, facing right, seen from behind.
Rev: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG; Bust of Aurelian, radiate and curiassed, facing right, from the front, Γ in exergue.
Denomination: billion antoninianus; Mint: Antioch; Officina: 3rd; Issue: 1st; Date: Nov. 270 - Mar. 272; Weight: 3.146g; Diameter: 21.2mm; Die axis: 180ş; References, for example: RIC V v.1 381 correc; MER - RIC 3105; SRCV III 11718

Notes:

1VABALATHVS V[IR] C[LARISSIMUS] R[EX] IM[PERATOR] D[UX] R[OMANORUM]. See for example, Bland (2011), pp. 135, 141 and Estiot, p. 118, esp. note 462. Although Potter, page 267 and footnote 24 postulates V[IR] C[ONSULARIS] for the mint at Antioch I would certainly side with Bland and Estiot.

Which side of this coin is the obverse and which side is the reverse?
Webb in RIC V, v.1 puts great weight on the titulature of Aurelian and mentions that mint marks on the obverse of coins were not unknown at Antioch. He considers the coin to have been struck as a sign of vassalage instead of having been struck as an insult. Webb states that Aurelian’s bust is on the obverse of the coin (p. 260). Robertson, pp. cxix and 142 also considers Aurelian’s bust to be on the obverse of the coin, but does not state an explicit reason for her position. Mattingly (1936) holds that the mint mark is the determining factor, and therefore believes that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin. In SRCV III, p. 442 Sear follows the reasoning of Mattingly and although Vagi agrees that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin (p. 403) he does not explicitly state his reason for believing so. Estiot states that the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian clearly indicates that his portrait is on the reverse of the coin (p. 118). Bland (2011) follows suit. When discussing this issue from Antioch he states that the officina mark is always placed on the reverse of coins. He notes that the placement of the officina mark sent a signal that Aurelian was “...being accorded a lower status than Vabalathus, although he was given his correct titles of Imperator and Augustus, and he wore a radiate crown, also traditionally associated with the senior Augustus” (p. 142 - 3). Watson argues that Queen Zenobia’s assertion of Palmyrene independence from Rome took place gradually (pp. 67 - 9). Bland believes that the placement of the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian on this coin was just another step in that assertion of independence.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins

Sources

Bland 2011: Bland, Roger. “The Coinage of Vabalathus and Zenobia from Antioch and Alexandria" in Numismatic Chronicle, 171 (2011): 133 - 186.
Estiot, Sylviane. Monnaies de L’Empire romain XII.1: D’Aurelian ŕ Florien (270 - 276 apres J.-C.). Paris: Bibliothčque nationale de France, 2004.
Mattingly 1936: Mattingly, Harold. “The Palmyrene Princes and the Mints of Antioch and Alexandria.” The Numismatic Chronicle and Journal of the Royal Numismatic Society, fifth Series, vol. 16, no. 62 (1936): pp. 89 - 114.
MER - RIC: Maison de l’Orient et la Méditerranée: Monnaies de l’Empire Romain / Roman Imperial Coinage AD 268-276. Accessed March 7, 2019. http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/home.
Potter, David S. The Roman Empire at Bay: AD 180 - 395. New York: Routledge, 2004
RIC V v.1: Webb, Percy. The Roman Imperial Coinage, Vol. V, Part 1: Valerian to Florian, edited by Harold Mattingly and Edward Sydenham. London: Spink & Son, 1927.
Robertson, Anne. Roman Imperial Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet, Vol. IV Valerian I to Allectus. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978.
SRCV III: Sear, David. Roman Coins and Their Values, Vol. III: Maximinus I to Carinus. London: Spink, 2005.
Vagi, David. Coinage and History of the Roman Empire, Volume One: History. Sidney, Ohio: Coin World, 1999.
Watson, Alaric. Aurelian and the Third Century. New York: Routledge, 1999.
Tracy Aiello
A_and__V_Antioch_4th_Wkshp_Large.jpg
Vabalathus and Aurelian Antioch 4th Officina10 viewsVabalathus: 270 - 272 AD; Aurelian: 270 - 275 AD
Julius Aurelius Septimius Vabalathus Athenodorus (Wahb Allat), son of Septimius Odaenathus and Septimia Zenobia. Palmyrene Empire.
Obv: VABALATHVS V C R IM D R1; Bust of Vabalathus, laureate, diademed, draped and curiassed, facing right, seen from behind.
Rev: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG; Bust of Aurelian, radiate and curiassed, facing right, from the front, Δ in exergue.
Denomination: billion antoninianus; Mint: Antioch; Officina: 4th; Issue: 1st; Date: Nov. 270 - Mar. 272; Weight: 3.563g; Diameter: 21.8mm; Die axis: 180ş; References, for example: RIC V v.1 381 correc; MER - RIC 3106; SRCV III 11718

Notes:

1VABALATHVS V[IR] C[LARISSIMUS] R[EX] IM[PERATOR] D[UX] R[OMANORUM]. See for example, Bland (2011), pp. 135, 141 and Estiot, p. 118, esp. note 462. Although Potter, page 267 and footnote 24 postulates V[IR] C[ONSULARIS] for the mint at Antioch I would certainly side with Bland and Estiot.

Which side of this coin is the obverse and which side is the reverse?
Webb in RIC V, v.1 puts great weight on the titulature of Aurelian and mentions that mint marks on the obverse of coins were not unknown at Antioch. He considers the coin to have been struck as a sign of vassalage instead of having been struck as an insult. Webb states that Aurelian’s bust is on the obverse of the coin (p. 260). Robertson, pp. cxix and 142 also considers Aurelian’s bust to be on the obverse of the coin, but does not state an explicit reason for her position. Mattingly (1936) holds that the mint mark is the determining factor, and therefore believes that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin. In SRCV III, p. 442 Sear follows the reasoning of Mattingly and although Vagi agrees that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin (p. 403) he does not explicitly state his reason for believing so. Estiot states that the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian clearly indicates that his portrait is on the reverse of the coin (p. 118). Bland (2011) follows suit. When discussing this issue from Antioch he states that the officina mark is always placed on the reverse of coins. He notes that the placement of the officina mark sent a signal that Aurelian was “...being accorded a lower status than Vabalathus, although he was given his correct titles of Imperator and Augustus, and he wore a radiate crown, also traditionally associated with the senior Augustus” (p. 142 - 3). Watson argues that Queen Zenobia’s assertion of Palmyrene independence from Rome took place gradually (pp. 67 - 9). Bland believes that the placement of the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian on this coin was just another step in that assertion of independence.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins

Sources

Bland 2011: Bland, Roger. “The Coinage of Vabalathus and Zenobia from Antioch and Alexandria" in Numismatic Chronicle, 171 (2011): 133 - 186.
Estiot, Sylviane. Monnaies de L’Empire romain XII.1: D’Aurelian ŕ Florien (270 - 276 apres J.-C.). Paris: Bibliothčque nationale de France, 2004.
Mattingly 1936: Mattingly, Harold. “The Palmyrene Princes and the Mints of Antioch and Alexandria.” The Numismatic Chronicle and Journal of the Royal Numismatic Society, fifth Series, vol. 16, no. 62 (1936): pp. 89 - 114.
MER - RIC: Maison de l’Orient et la Méditerranée: Monnaies de l’Empire Romain / Roman Imperial Coinage AD 268-276. Accessed March 7, 2019. http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/home.
Potter, David S. The Roman Empire at Bay: AD 180 - 395. New York: Routledge, 2004
RIC V v.1: Webb, Percy. The Roman Imperial Coinage, Vol. V, Part 1: Valerian to Florian, edited by Harold Mattingly and Edward Sydenham. London: Spink & Son, 1927.
Robertson, Anne. Roman Imperial Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet, Vol. IV Valerian I to Allectus. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978.
SRCV III: Sear, David. Roman Coins and Their Values, Vol. III: Maximinus I to Carinus. London: Spink, 2005.
Vagi, David. Coinage and History of the Roman Empire, Volume One: History. Sidney, Ohio: Coin World, 1999.
Watson, Alaric. Aurelian and the Third Century. New York: Routledge, 1999.
Tracy Aiello
A_and_V_Antioch_5th_WKshp_Large.jpg
Vabalathus and Aurelian Antioch 5th Officina12 viewsVabalathus: 270 - 272 AD; Aurelian: 270 - 275 AD
Julius Aurelius Septimius Vabalathus Athenodorus (Wahb Allat), son of Septimius Odaenathus and Septimia Zenobia. Palmyrene Empire.
Obv: VABALATHVS V C R IM D R1; Bust of Vabalathus, laureate, diademed, draped and curiassed, facing right, seen from behind.
Rev: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG; Bust of Aurelian, radiate and curiassed, facing right, from the front, ϵ in exergue.
Denomination: billion antoninianus; Mint: Antioch; Officina: 5th; Issue: 1st; Date: Nov. 270 - Mar. 272; Weight: 3.262; Diameter: 20.3mm; Die axis: 315ş; References, for example: RIC V v.1 381 correc; MER - RIC 3107; SRCV III 11718

Notes:

1VABALATHVS V[IR] C[LARISSIMUS] R[EX] IM[PERATOR] D[UX] R[OMANORUM]. See for example, Bland (2011), pp. 135, 141 and Estiot, p. 118, esp. note 462. Although Potter, page 267 and footnote 24 postulates V[IR] C[ONSULARIS] for the mint at Antioch I would certainly side with Bland and Estiot.

Which side of this coin is the obverse and which side is the reverse?
Webb in RIC V, v.1 puts great weight on the titulature of Aurelian and mentions that mint marks on the obverse of coins were not unknown at Antioch. He considers the coin to have been struck as a sign of vassalage instead of having been struck as an insult. Webb states that Aurelian’s bust is on the obverse of the coin (p. 260). Robertson, pp. cxix and 142 also considers Aurelian’s bust to be on the obverse of the coin, but does not state an explicit reason for her position. Mattingly (1936) holds that the mint mark is the determining factor, and therefore believes that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin. In SRCV III, p. 442 Sear follows the reasoning of Mattingly and although Vagi agrees that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin (p. 403) he does not explicitly state his reason for believing so. Estiot states that the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian clearly indicates that his portrait is on the reverse of the coin (p. 118). Bland (2011) follows suit. When discussing this issue from Antioch he states that the officina mark is always placed on the reverse of coins. He notes that the placement of the officina mark sent a signal that Aurelian was “...being accorded a lower status than Vabalathus, although he was given his correct titles of Imperator and Augustus, and he wore a radiate crown, also traditionally associated with the senior Augustus” (p. 142 - 3). Watson argues that Queen Zenobia’s assertion of Palmyrene independence from Rome took place gradually (pp. 67 - 9). Bland believes that the placement of the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian on this coin was just another step in that assertion of independence.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins

Sources

Bland 2011: Bland, Roger. “The Coinage of Vabalathus and Zenobia from Antioch and Alexandria" in Numismatic Chronicle, 171 (2011): 133 - 186.
Estiot, Sylviane. Monnaies de L’Empire romain XII.1: D’Aurelian ŕ Florien (270 - 276 apres J.-C.). Paris: Bibliothčque nationale de France, 2004.
Mattingly 1936: Mattingly, Harold. “The Palmyrene Princes and the Mints of Antioch and Alexandria.” The Numismatic Chronicle and Journal of the Royal Numismatic Society, fifth Series, vol. 16, no. 62 (1936): pp. 89 - 114.
MER - RIC: Maison de l’Orient et la Méditerranée: Monnaies de l’Empire Romain / Roman Imperial Coinage AD 268-276. Accessed March 7, 2019. http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/home.
Potter, David S. The Roman Empire at Bay: AD 180 - 395. New York: Routledge, 2004
RIC V v.1: Webb, Percy. The Roman Imperial Coinage, Vol. V, Part 1: Valerian to Florian, edited by Harold Mattingly and Edward Sydenham. London: Spink & Son, 1927.
Robertson, Anne. Roman Imperial Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet, Vol. IV Valerian I to Allectus. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978.
SRCV III: Sear, David. Roman Coins and Their Values, Vol. III: Maximinus I to Carinus. London: Spink, 2005.
Vagi, David. Coinage and History of the Roman Empire, Volume One: History. Sidney, Ohio: Coin World, 1999.
Watson, Alaric. Aurelian and the Third Century. New York: Routledge, 1999.
Tracy Aiello
A_and_V_Antioch_6th_Wksp_Large.jpg
Vabalathus and Aurelian Antioch 6th Officina16 viewsVabalathus: 270 - 272 AD; Aurelian: 270 - 275 AD
Julius Aurelius Septimius Vabalathus Athenodorus (Wahb Allat), son of Septimius Odaenathus and Septimia Zenobia. Palmyrene Empire.
Obv: VABALATHVS V C R IM D R1; Bust of Vabalathus, laureate, diademed, draped and curiassed, facing right, seen from behind.
Rev: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG; Bust of Aurelian, radiate and curiassed, facing right, from the front, S in exergue.
Denomination: billion antoninianus; Mint: Antioch; Officina: 6th; Issue: 1st; Date: Nov. 270 - Mar. 272; Weight: 2.812g; Diameter: 21.3mm; Die axis: 150ş; References, for example: RIC V v.1 381 correc; MER - RIC 3108; SRCV III 11718

Notes:

1VABALATHVS V[IR] C[LARISSIMUS] R[EX] IM[PERATOR] D[UX] R[OMANORUM]. See for example, Bland (2011), pp. 135, 141 and Estiot, p. 118, esp. note 462. Although Potter, page 267 and footnote 24 postulates V[IR] C[ONSULARIS] for the mint at Antioch I would certainly side with Bland and Estiot.

Which side of this coin is the obverse and which side is the reverse?
Webb in RIC V, v.1 puts great weight on the titulature of Aurelian and mentions that mint marks on the obverse of coins were not unknown at Antioch. He considers the coin to have been struck as a sign of vassalage instead of having been struck as an insult. Webb states that Aurelian’s bust is on the obverse of the coin (p. 260). Robertson, pp. cxix and 142 also considers Aurelian’s bust to be on the obverse of the coin, but does not state an explicit reason for her position. Mattingly (1936) holds that the mint mark is the determining factor, and therefore believes that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin. In SRCV III, p. 442 Sear follows the reasoning of Mattingly and although Vagi agrees that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin (p. 403) he does not explicitly state his reason for believing so. Estiot states that the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian clearly indicates that his portrait is on the reverse of the coin (p. 118). Bland (2011) follows suit. When discussing this issue from Antioch he states that the officina mark is always placed on the reverse of coins. He notes that the placement of the officina mark sent a signal that Aurelian was “...being accorded a lower status than Vabalathus, although he was given his correct titles of Imperator and Augustus, and he wore a radiate crown, also traditionally associated with the senior Augustus” (p. 142 - 3). Watson argues that Queen Zenobia’s assertion of Palmyrene independence from Rome took place gradually (pp. 67 - 9). Bland believes that the placement of the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian on this coin was just another step in that assertion of independence.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins

Sources

Bland 2011: Bland, Roger. “The Coinage of Vabalathus and Zenobia from Antioch and Alexandria" in Numismatic Chronicle, 171 (2011): 133 - 186.
Estiot, Sylviane. Monnaies de L’Empire romain XII.1: D’Aurelian ŕ Florien (270 - 276 apres J.-C.). Paris: Bibliothčque nationale de France, 2004.
Mattingly 1936: Mattingly, Harold. “The Palmyrene Princes and the Mints of Antioch and Alexandria.” The Numismatic Chronicle and Journal of the Royal Numismatic Society, fifth Series, vol. 16, no. 62 (1936): pp. 89 - 114.
MER - RIC: Maison de l’Orient et la Méditerranée: Monnaies de l’Empire Romain / Roman Imperial Coinage AD 268-276. Accessed March 7, 2019. http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/home.
Potter, David S. The Roman Empire at Bay: AD 180 - 395. New York: Routledge, 2004
RIC V v.1: Webb, Percy. The Roman Imperial Coinage, Vol. V, Part 1: Valerian to Florian, edited by Harold Mattingly and Edward Sydenham. London: Spink & Son, 1927.
Robertson, Anne. Roman Imperial Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet, Vol. IV Valerian I to Allectus. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978.
SRCV III: Sear, David. Roman Coins and Their Values, Vol. III: Maximinus I to Carinus. London: Spink, 2005.
Vagi, David. Coinage and History of the Roman Empire, Volume One: History. Sidney, Ohio: Coin World, 1999.
Watson, Alaric. Aurelian and the Third Century. New York: Routledge, 1999.
Tracy Aiello
A_and_V_Antioch_7th_Wksp_Large.jpg
Vabalathus and Aurelian Antioch 7th Officina17 viewsVabalathus: 270 - 272 AD; Aurelian: 270 - 275 AD
Julius Aurelius Septimius Vabalathus Athenodorus (Wahb Allat), son of Septimius Odaenathus and Septimia Zenobia. Palmyrene Empire.
Obv: VABALATHVS V C R IM D R1; Bust of Vabalathus, laureate, diademed, draped and curiassed, facing right, seen from behind.
Rev: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG; Bust of Aurelian, radiate and curiassed, facing right, from the front, Z in exergue.
Denomination: billion antoninianus; Mint: Antioch; Officina: 7th; Issue: 1st; Date: Nov. 270 - Mar. 272; Weight: 4.137g; Diameter: 20.3mm; Die axis: 0ş; References, for example: RIC V v.1 381 correc; MER - RIC 3110; SRCV III 11718

Notes:

1VABALATHVS V[IR] C[LARISSIMUS] R[EX] IM[PERATOR] D[UX] R[OMANORUM]. See for example, Bland (2011), pp. 135, 141 and Estiot, p. 118, esp. note 462. Although Potter, page 267 and footnote 24 postulates V[IR] C[ONSULARIS] for the mint at Antioch I would certainly side with Bland and Estiot.

Which side of this coin is the obverse and which side is the reverse?
Webb in RIC V, v.1 puts great weight on the titulature of Aurelian and mentions that mint marks on the obverse of coins were not unknown at Antioch. He considers the coin to have been struck as a sign of vassalage instead of having been struck as an insult. Webb states that Aurelian’s bust is on the obverse of the coin (p. 260). Robertson, pp. cxix and 142 also considers Aurelian’s bust to be on the obverse of the coin, but does not state an explicit reason for her position. Mattingly (1936) holds that the mint mark is the determining factor, and therefore believes that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin. In SRCV III, p. 442 Sear follows the reasoning of Mattingly and although Vagi agrees that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin (p. 403) he does not explicitly state his reason for believing so. Estiot states that the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian clearly indicates that his portrait is on the reverse of the coin (p. 118). Bland (2011) follows suit. When discussing this issue from Antioch he states that the officina mark is always placed on the reverse of coins. He notes that the placement of the officina mark sent a signal that Aurelian was “...being accorded a lower status than Vabalathus, although he was given his correct titles of Imperator and Augustus, and he wore a radiate crown, also traditionally associated with the senior Augustus” (p. 142 - 3). Watson argues that Queen Zenobia’s assertion of Palmyrene independence from Rome took place gradually (pp. 67 - 9). Bland believes that the placement of the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian on this coin was just another step in that assertion of independence.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins

Sources

Bland 2011: Bland, Roger. “The Coinage of Vabalathus and Zenobia from Antioch and Alexandria" in Numismatic Chronicle, 171 (2011): 133 - 186.
Estiot, Sylviane. Monnaies de L’Empire romain XII.1: D’Aurelian ŕ Florien (270 - 276 apres J.-C.). Paris: Bibliothčque nationale de France, 2004.
Mattingly 1936: Mattingly, Harold. “The Palmyrene Princes and the Mints of Antioch and Alexandria.” The Numismatic Chronicle and Journal of the Royal Numismatic Society, fifth Series, vol. 16, no. 62 (1936): pp. 89 - 114.
MER - RIC: Maison de l’Orient et la Méditerranée: Monnaies de l’Empire Romain / Roman Imperial Coinage AD 268-276. Accessed March 7, 2019. http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/home.
Potter, David S. The Roman Empire at Bay: AD 180 - 395. New York: Routledge, 2004
RIC V v.1: Webb, Percy. The Roman Imperial Coinage, Vol. V, Part 1: Valerian to Florian, edited by Harold Mattingly and Edward Sydenham. London: Spink & Son, 1927.
Robertson, Anne. Roman Imperial Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet, Vol. IV Valerian I to Allectus. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978.
SRCV III: Sear, David. Roman Coins and Their Values, Vol. III: Maximinus I to Carinus. London: Spink, 2005.
Vagi, David. Coinage and History of the Roman Empire, Volume One: History. Sidney, Ohio: Coin World, 1999.
Watson, Alaric. Aurelian and the Third Century. New York: Routledge, 1999.
Tracy Aiello
A_and_V_Antioch_8th_Wksp.jpeg
Vabalathus and Aurelian Antioch 8th Officina20 viewsVabalathus: 270 - 272 AD; Aurelian: 270 - 275 AD
Julius Aurelius Septimius Vabalathus Athenodorus (Wahb Allat), son of Septimius Odaenathus and Septimia Zenobia. Palmyrene Empire.
Obv: VABALATHVS V C R IM D R1; Bust of Vabalathus, draped and curiassed, facing right.
Rev: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG; Bust of Aurelian, radiate and curiassed, facing right, from the rear, H in exergue.
Denomination: billion antoninianus; Mint: Antioch; Officina: 8th; Issue: 1st; Date: Nov. 270 - Mar. 272; Weight: 3.96g; Diameter: 21mm; Die axis: 180ş; References, for example: RIC V v.1 381 correc; MER - RIC 3113; SRCV III 11718

Notes:

1VABALATHVS V[IR] C[LARISSIMUS] R[EX] IM[PERATOR] D[UX] R[OMANORUM]. See for example, Bland (2011), pp. 135, 141 and Estiot, p. 118, esp. note 462. Although Potter, page 267 and footnote 24 postulates V[IR] C[ONSULARIS] for the mint at Antioch I would certainly side with Bland and Estiot.

Which side of this coin is the obverse and which side is the reverse?
Webb in RIC V, v.1 puts great weight on the titulature of Aurelian and mentions that mint marks on the obverse of coins were not unknown at Antioch. He considers the coin to have been struck as a sign of vassalage instead of having been struck as an insult. Webb states that Aurelian’s bust is on the obverse of the coin (p. 260). Robertson, pp. cxix and 142 also considers Aurelian’s bust to be on the obverse of the coin, but does not state an explicit reason for her position. Mattingly (1936) holds that the mint mark is the determining factor, and therefore believes that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin. In SRCV III, p. 442 Sear follows the reasoning of Mattingly and although Vagi agrees that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin (p. 403) he does not explicitly state his reason for believing so. Estiot states that the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian clearly indicates that his portrait is on the reverse of the coin (p. 118). Bland (2011) follows suit. When discussing this issue from Antioch he states that the officina mark is always placed on the reverse of coins. He notes that the placement of the officina mark sent a signal that Aurelian was “...being accorded a lower status than Vabalathus, although he was given his correct titles of Imperator and Augustus, and he wore a radiate crown, also traditionally associated with the senior Augustus” (p. 142 - 3). Watson argues that Queen Zenobia’s assertion of Palmyrene independence from Rome took place gradually (pp. 67 - 9). Bland believes that the placement of the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian on this coin was just another step in that assertion of independence.

Photo credits: Aegean Numismatics

Sources

Bland 2011: Bland, Roger. “The Coinage of Vabalathus and Zenobia from Antioch and Alexandria" in Numismatic Chronicle, 171 (2011): 133 - 186.
Estiot, Sylviane. Monnaies de L’Empire romain XII.1: D’Aurelian ŕ Florien (270 - 276 apres J.-C.). Paris: Bibliothčque nationale de France, 2004.
Mattingly 1936: Mattingly, Harold. “The Palmyrene Princes and the Mints of Antioch and Alexandria.” The Numismatic Chronicle and Journal of the Royal Numismatic Society, fifth Series, vol. 16, no. 62 (1936): pp. 89 - 114.
MER - RIC: Maison de l’Orient et la Méditerranée: Monnaies de l’Empire Romain / Roman Imperial Coinage AD 268-276. Accessed March 7, 2019. http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/home.
Potter, David S. The Roman Empire at Bay: AD 180 - 395. New York: Routledge, 2004
RIC V v.1: Webb, Percy. The Roman Imperial Coinage, Vol. V, Part 1: Valerian to Florian, edited by Harold Mattingly and Edward Sydenham. London: Spink & Son, 1927.
Robertson, Anne. Roman Imperial Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet, Vol. IV Valerian I to Allectus. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978.
SRCV III: Sear, David. Roman Coins and Their Values, Vol. III: Maximinus I to Carinus. London: Spink, 2005.
Vagi, David. Coinage and History of the Roman Empire, Volume One: History. Sidney, Ohio: Coin World, 1999.
Watson, Alaric. Aurelian and the Third Century. New York: Routledge, 1999.
Tracy Aiello
4389137209_98040e726a_o.jpg
Valerian38 viewsValerian AR Antononianus. Rome, 253-255 AD. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right / FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left holding two standards. Cohen 71.1 commentsrmon
00250-Valerian.JPG
Valerian11 viewsValerian Antoninians
23 mm 3.1 gm
O: IMP P LIC VALERIANVS AVG
Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
R: VOTA ORBIS S C
Two Victories placing shield inscribed S C on palm
John Campbell
VIM_Valerian-I-AE-26_IMP-VALERIANVS-PF-AVG_PMSC_OL-VIM_AN-XVI_Pick-190_PM-7-06-2_Mus-62v_kjg-001_7,03g-s.jpg
Valerian (253-260 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 07-06-02, AE-Sestertius, Rare!, #01362 views088 Valerian (253-260 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 07-06-02, AE-Sestertius, Rare!, #01
avers:- IMP-VALERIANVS-PF-AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right .
revers:- PMSC_OL-VIM, female figure (Viminacium or Provincia Moesia) standing, facing left, between bull to left and lion to right, in ex. AN XVI .
exergo: AN-XVI, diameter: 26mm, weight: 7,03g, axis: h,
mint: Viminacium, date: 254-255 A.D., ref: Pick-190, PM-7-06-2, Mus-62var,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
VIM_Valerian-I-AE-26_IMP-VALERIANVS-P-AVG_PMSC_OL-VIM_AN-XVI_Pick-190_PM-7-06-5_Mus-62v_Q-001_axis-h_mm_g-s.jpg
Valerian (253-260 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 07-06-05, AE-Sestertius, Rare!, #01 158 views088 Valerian (253-260 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 07-06-05, AE-Sestertius, Rare!, #01
avers:- IMP-VALERIANVS-P-AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right .
revers:- PMSC_OL-VIM, female figure (Viminacium or Provincia Moesia) standing, facing left, between bull to left and lion to right, in ex. AN XVI .
exergo: AN-XVI, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 254-255 A.D., ref: Pick-190, PM-7-06-5, Mus-,
Q-001
quadrans
CD-15.jpg
Valerian (A.D. 253-260)21 viewsAE Antoninianus, A.D. 256, Viminacium, 23mm, 3.92g, 0°, RIC Vi 211a.
Obv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG. Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: AETERNITATI AVGG. Sol standing left raising right hand and holding globe in left.
1 commentsJoseph D5
Valerian_Alexandria.jpg
Valerian - Alexandria11 viewsBI tetradrachm
29 Aug 255 - 28 Aug 256 AD
laureate cuirassed bust right
A K Π ΛI OVAΛEPIANOC EV EV C
Homonoia seated left, holding double cornucopiae and rising hand
L Γ
Emmett 3712, Milne 3905
11,1g
ex London Coin Galleries
Johny SYSEL
1371_Valerian_Alexandria.jpg
Valerian - Alexandria7 viewsBI tetradrachm
29 Aug 259 - 28 Aug 260 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
A K Π ΛI OVAΛEPIANOC EV EV C
eagle standing left, head right, wreath in beak
L_Z
BMC Alexandria p. 281, 2149; Milne 4034; Dattari 5183 ff. var. (date)
ex Rauch
Johny SYSEL
Valerian_Anazarbus.jpg
Valerian - Anazarbus13 viewstriassarion
253-254 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
AVT K OVAΛEPIANOC CE
Tyche standing left, agnostic crown in both hands
ANAZAPBOV EN_ΔOX M(HT) ET BOC
T // Γ / Γ _ A / K / M
SNG Levante 1521, Zeigler 806, BMC 40, SNG France 2141-3, SNG von Aulock 5513
9,0g
Johny SYSEL
Valerian_I_Liberalitas_Aug.jpg
Valerian - BI antoninianus4 viewsRome
255-256 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG
Liberalitas holding abacus and cornucopia
LIBERALITAS AVGG III
Göbl MIR 69c, RIC V 104, RSC IV 119, SRCV III 9948
2,43g
Johny SYSEL
935_Valerian_Mercur_.JPG
Valerian - BI antoninianus7 viewsAntioch
254-255 AD
radiate and draped bust right
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG
Mercury standing left, holding purse and caduceus
FORTVNA REDVX
RIC V 214; MIR 36, 1561a; RSC 75
Johny SYSEL
978_Valerian_Ant-Sam.jpg
Valerian - BI antoninianus7 viewsAntioch / Samosata
255-256 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG
turreted woman standing right, presenting wreath to Valerian standing half left, wearing military dress, holding scepter
RESTITVT ORI_ENTIS
1st emission
RIC 286var (Büste), RSC 188var (dito), MIR 1677e.
Johny SYSEL
112_Valerian_Dacia2.jpg
Valerian - Dacia7 viewsAE 25
253-254 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
IMP P LIC VALERIANO AVG
Dacia holding branch and scepter standing half-left between lion and eagle
PROVIN_CIA DACIA
AN VIII
Pick-Martin Ref.: 7.56.(1/2)
10,48 g 26,5-26 mm
Johny SYSEL
Valerian_Mopsus.jpg
Valerian - Mopsus11 views255-256 AD
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
AVT·K·OVAΛEPIANOC·CEB
Tyche standing right, presenting agonistic urn containing two palm fronds to Valerian I and Gallienus, each seated left on curule chair.
AΔP OVA ΓAΛ MOΨEATΩN DΩPEAI ET ΓKT
SNG Levante 1358 (var)
16,2g
Johny SYSEL
ValerianProv.JPG
Valerian / Hekate50 viewsEphesus, Ionia
253-260 AD
AE26 (7.86g)
O: Laureate and draped bust of Valerian right; AYT K ΠO ΛIK BAΛEPIANOΣ.
R: Hekate standing facing, head left, wearing long chiton and holding two torches; EΦEΣIΩN Γ NEΩKOPΩN.
Lindgren 474; SNG Cop 499
ex Gerhard Rohde

"The Sibyl first lined up four black-skinned bullocks, poured a libation of wine upon their foreheads, and then, plucking the topmost hairs from between their brows, she placed these on the altar fires as an initial offering, calling aloud upon Hecate, powerful in heaven and hell.
While other laid their knives to these victim’s throats, and caught the fresh warm blood in bowls, Aeneas sacrifices a black-fleeced lamb to Nox, the mother of the Furiae, and her great sister, Terra, and a barren heifer to Proserpine. Then Aeneas set up altars by night to the god of the Underworld, laying upon the flames whole carcasses of bulls and pouring out rich oil over the burning entrails. But listen! - at the very first crack of dawn, the ground underfoot began to mutter, the woody ridges to quake, and a baying of hounds was heard through the half-light: the goddess was coming, Hecate!"
~ Virgil (Aeneid 6,257)
3 commentsEnodia
100-25+.jpg
Valerian 1 AE Antoninianus24 viewsValerian I Ć Dupondius. 253-256 AD. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, & cuirassed bust right / LIBERALITAS AVGG S-C, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand & cradling cornucopiae in left arm.

RIC 185v
Rare
Tanit
Valerian.jpg
Valerian 1 Sestertius19 viewsAE Sestertius
Valerianus I., 253-256 AD, Rome.
Obv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder.
Rev: VICTORIA AVG / S - C, Victory standing left, holding wreath in extended right hand and cradling palm in left arm.

RIC V, 177 (253 AD)
Tanit
Valerian Tet.JPG
Valerian AE Tetradrachm, Alexandria70 viewsEgypt , Alexandria, AE Tetradrachm, 256 AD

Obverse: AK P L I OVA EPIANOC EVEVC, Laureate cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: L (Delta) across field, Nike advancing right.

24mm, 9.6gm

Emmett 3713(4), Milne 3925.

3 commentsJerome Holderman
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Valerian Antoninianus7 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD.

Antioch. 255-256 AD.

19mm., 3.76g.

IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG. Bust of Valerian, radiate, draped, right.

PIETAS AVGG. Valerian and Gallienus, standing face to face, sacrificing at altar between them.

References: RIC V Valerian 285

AAFV
RL
Valerian.jpg
Valerian Antoninianus Göbl 877d Cologne mint 2nd issue29 views1 commentsTheEmpireNeverEnded
Valerian_Ant_Dorchester_hoard.jpg
Valerian Antoninianus Ex Dorchester hoard31 viewsSilver antoninianus, RIC V 87 , VF, Rome mint, 255 - 256 A.D.; obverse IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse FELICITAS AVGG, Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopia.

Ex Seaby
Ex Dorchester hoard, found 11th May 1936
Philoromaos
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Valerian Antoninianus, 254-255 AD. Diana42 viewsObv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: FELICITAS SAECVLI. Diana advancing right, holding torch with two hands.
ancientone
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Valerian Antoninianus, Restitution of the Orient19 viewsValerian I, 253 - 260 AD
AR Antoninianus, 21mm, 3.9 grams
Obverse: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, Radiate bust right.
Reverse: RESTITVT ORIENTIS, The Orient standing on left, presenting wreath to Valerian who stands on right.

Reference:
RIC287

Notes:
The first ancient coin I purchased, about 1985 or 1986, for $29.
Ken Dorney
coins125.JPG
Valerian I14 viewsDiana

In Roman mythology, Diana was the virgin goddess of the hunt, the equivalent of the Greek goddess Artemis. Born with her twin brother Apollo on the island of Delos, Diana was the daughter of Jupiter and Latona.

Diana was the perpetually virginal huntress goddess, associated with wild animals and woodlands. She also later became a moon goddess, supplanting Luna, and was an emblem of chastity. Oak groves were especially sacred to her. She was praised for her strength, athletic grace, beauty and hunting skill. She made up a trinity with two other Roman deities: Egeria the water nymph, her servant and assistant midwife; and Virbius, the woodland god.

Diana was worshipped in a temple on the Aventine Hill and at the city of Ephesus, where the Temple of Artemis stood. Being placed on the Aventine, and thus outside the pomerium, meant that Diana's cult essentially remained a 'foreign' one, like that of Bacchus; she was never officially 'transferred' to Rome as Juno was after the sack of Veii. It seems that her cult originated in Aricia, where her priest, the Rex Nemorensis remained. Diana was regarded with great reverence by lower-class citizens and slaves; slaves could receive asylum in her temples. She was worshipped at a festival on August 13, when King Servius Tullius, himself born a slave, dedicated her shrine on the Aventine.

Diana is usually depicted with a deer. This is because Diana was the patroness of hunting. It is also a reference to the myth of Acteon (or Actaeon), a prince who saw her bathing naked. Diana transformed Acteon into a deer and sent his own hunting dogs to kill him.

IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG Radiate draped cuirassed bust right
FELICITAS SAECVLI Diana, with crescent on head, walking right, drapery flying, carrying long traverse torch.

RIC 291 (Thanks!)
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Valerian I20 viewsValerian I

Valerian AE Antoninianus.
Antioch mint,
RIC 286 (RIC V, Part 1),255-256 AD.
Obverse: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right;
Reverse: RESTITVT ORIENTIS, the Orient, standing right, handing wreath to Valerian, standing left, Wreath above.
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Valerian I38 viewsFrom Curtis Clay:

Looks like AEQVITAS AVGG, Antioch, Göbl 1558a, 10 spec. in his photofile.
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VALERIAN I61 viewsAE 33. 8 Assaria. Corycus. 253-260 AD. 22,18,grs. Radiate,draped and cuirassed bust right. AVT K ΠO ΛIK OVAΛEPIAN-OC. / Dionysus standing facing, head left, holding grape cluster and thyrsus, before marked prize crown of which emerge palm branch, aplustre and caduceus, resting on three-legged table. Panther with head reverted towards grapes standing left at his feet . KIΩTΩN AV NAVAP around ,KΩPV in exergue. PX IC in right field.
SNG Levante 819. Same dies.
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VALERIAN I 22 viewsAE 33. 8 Assaria. Corycus. 253-260 AD. 22,18,grs. Radiate,draped and cuirassed bust right. AVT K ΠO ΛIK OVAΛEPIAN-OC. / Dionysus standing facing, head left, holding grape cluster and thyrsus, before marked prize crown of which emerge palm branch, aplustre and caduceus, resting on three-legged table. Panther with head reverted towards grapes standing left at his feet . KIΩTΩN AV NAVAP around ,KΩPV in exergue. PX IC in right field.
SNG Levante 819. Same dies.
benito
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VALERIAN I16 viewsAR antoninianus. 3.28 grs. 6 h. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG / Winged Victory standing facing, head left, holding wreath and palm.
VICTORIA AVGG.
RIC 123. Gobl 34d. RSC 215.
benito
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VALERIAN I16 viewsAR antoninianus. 3.28 grs. 6 h. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG / Winged Victory standing facing, head left, holding wreath and palm. VICTORIA AVGG.
RIC 123. Gobl 34d. RSC 215.
benito
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Valerian I5 viewsBillon antoninianus
Roman Imperial - The Crisis of the Third Century

Valerian I

Syrian mint, 258 - 260 A.D.
aVF
22.9 mm / 3.496 g / 180°

Obverse: "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG", radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: "RESTITVT ORIENTIS", turreted female (the Orient) presenting wreath to the Emperor standing left holding spear, star above.

Ex Forvm Ancient Coins 2015 (40231)

Göbl MIR 1700q (Samosata), RIC V 287 (Antioch), SRCV III 9967 (uncertain Syrian mint)

MyID: 015A

Image Credit: Forvm Ancient Coins
TenthGen
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Valerian I6 viewsValerian I. AD 253-260. Ć Sestertius (28mm, 19.99 g, 5h). Rome mint. 2nd emission, AD 254-256. Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia. RIC V 157; MIR 36, 73h; Banti 8. VF, brown patina.
ecoli
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Valerian I11 viewsValerian I, AE sestertius, (17.71g), IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG Laureate, cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA AVGG, S-C, Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm. RIC 177; Sear 10022.Molinari
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Valerian I10 viewsarash p
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Valerian I AR19 silver antoninianus, Victory adv. w. palm branch12 viewsAntonivs Protti
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Valerian I (253 - 260 A.D.)32 viewsAR Antoninianus
O: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate and draped bust right.
R: FORTVNA REDVX, Mercury standing left, holding purse and caduceus.
Antioch Mint, 254 - 255 A.D.
21mm
3.98g
RIC V 214; MIR 36, 1561a; RSC 75
2 commentsMat
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Valerian I (253 - 260 A.D.)19 viewsAR Antoninianus
O: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right.
R: CONCORDIA EXERCIT, Concordia standing left holding patera and double cornucopiae.
21mm
3g
RIC 81, Cohen 39; Sear 9929.
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Valerian I (253 - 260 A.D.)12 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: A K Π ΛI OVAΛEPIANOC EV EVC, Laureate and cuirassed bust right
R: Tyche seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia; L Δ (Year 4, 256/7 A.D.) to upper left.
10.54g
24mm
Köln 2867; Dattari (Savio) 5174; K&G 88.28; Emmett 3721.4.
3 commentsMat
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Valerian I (Publius Licinius Valerianus) (253-260 A.D.)10 viewsRIC V Rome 89A, Göbl 22d

AR Antoninianus, 19 mm.

Rome mint, struck 253-255 A.D.

Obv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, Radiate and draped bust right.

Rev: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, holding two standards.

RIC rarity _
Stkp
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Valerian I (Publius Licinius Valerianus) (253-260 A.D.)12 viewsRIC V Rome 117A, Göbl 011b

AR Antoninianus, 18-21 mm.

Rome mint, struck 255-258 A.D.

Obv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, Radiate and draped bust right.

Rev: RESTITVTOR ORBIS, Emperor standing left, holding spear, raising kneeling female.

RIC rarity _
Stkp
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Valerian I (RIC 219, Coin #306)17 viewsRIC 219 (C), AR Antoninianus, Moesia, 253-256 AD.
Obv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG Radiate & draped bust right.
Rev: PIETATI AVGG Pietas standing left holdinh scepter and leaning on column.
Size: 21.5mm 4.00gm
MaynardGee
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Valerian I - BI antoninianus5 viewsViminacium?
256 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG
Roma seated left, holding Victory and scepter
ROMAE AETERNAE
RIC V 221
Johny SYSEL
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Valerian I --AE29230 viewsValerian I --AE29, Irenopolis (?). R: Dionysos standing with biga of panthers. Nike C/M on obverse. Ref? (featherz)featherz
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Valerian I -Tarsus36 viewsAE31, Cilicia, Tarsus.
Obverse: AVTKPLO VALEPIANOC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: TAPC MHTPOPOLAMK, Victory standing left on globe holding wreath and palm.
SNG Levante 1181(Same Dies)
31mm, 13.7gm
Jerome Holderman
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Valerian I / Orient35 views253-260 AD
AE Antoninianus ()
O: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG.
R: Orient standing right, presenting wreath to Valerian standing left leaning on spear; RESTITVT ORIENTIS.
Some remaining silvering on reverse.
RIC 286 / RSC 188 / Sear 2896
ex M&R Coins
Enodia
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Valerian I 253-260 CE, Æ 20mm, Antoninianus.56 viewsValerian I 253-260 CE, Ć 20mm, Antoninianus.

Obverse: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped bust right.

Reverse: VENVS VICTRIX Venus standing left, holding helmet and sceptre, leaning on shield.

Reference: RIC 222, C 212.
Daniel Friedman
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Valerian I AD253-AD26039 viewsDie axis 180 degrees
Solid debased silver, iridescent toning
Paul D3
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Valerian I AE 20 - Parium10 viewsParium
Mysia
Valerian I
Obv.: IMP VALERIANVS P F AVG
Radiate and draped bust right
Rev.: COL G I H PAR
Marsyas standing left, raising hand and holding wine skin over shoulder
20 mm, 3.85 gr, 6 h
Unpublished in standard references for this obv-rev combination; Robinson, NC 1 (1921), p. 10, 9 (same rev. die)
Vladimir P
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Valerian I AE 20 - Parium11 viewsParium
Mysia
Valerian I
Obv.: IMP VALERIANVS AV
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: C G I H P
She-wolf right, suckling the twins Remus and Romulus; boat in exergue
20 mm, 4.46 gr, 6 h
BMC Greek (Mysia) 107, 115 var. (obv. die only) Unlisted rev. die
Vladimir P
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Valerian I AE 20 - Parium6 viewsParium
Mysia
Valerian I
Obv.: IMP VALERIANVS P F AV
Laureate and draped bust right
Rev.: COL G I H PAR
Marsyas standing left, raising hand and holding wine skin over shoulder
20 mm, 5.06 gr, 3 h
Robinson, NC 1 (1921), 10, 9 var. (obv. legend)
Vladimir P
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Valerian I AE 20 - Parium13 viewsParium
Mysia
Valerian I
Obv.: IMP VALERIANVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: C G I H P
She-wolf right, suckling the twins Remus and Romulus
20 mm, 3.96 gr, 6 h
BMC Greek (Mysia) 107, 115
Vladimir P
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Valerian I AE 24 - Nicaea10 viewsNicaea
Bithynia
Valerian I
Obv.: [Γ Π ΛI]K OVAΛEPIANOC [CЄB]
Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: [OYAΛ] ΓAΛΛ NIKAIЄΩN
Three agonistic crowns with palm
24 mm, 6.67 gr, 6 h
Waddington RG 502, 810 (Pl. LXXXVII, 7)
Obv. countermarked with H in circular punch (Howgego 821)
Vladimir P
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Valerian I AE 28 - Adana7 viewsAdana
Cilicia
Valerian I
Obv.: AY KAI ΠOY ΛIK OYAΛEPIANOC CЄΒ
Laureate and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: ΑΔPIANΩΝ ΑΔANЄΩN
Zeus seated left, holding phiale and scepter
28 mm, 9.91 gr, 12 h
Levante, Adana 264-70; SNG Cop 27
Vladimir P
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Valerian I AE 29 - Aspendus16 viewsAspendus
Pamphylia
Valerian I
Obv.: AY KAI ΠΟY ΛI O[YAΛЄPIANOC ЄY CB]
Laureate and draped bust right
Rev.: ACΠЄNΔIΩN
Apollo standing left, holding palm frond and lyre set on tripod
29 mm, 11.09 gr, 6 h
SNG Pfälzer 128
Vladimir P
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Valerian I AE 30 - Aegeae8 viewsAegeae
Cilicia
Valerian I
Obv.: [AY KAI ΠOY ΛIKI] OYAΛEPIANOC CEB
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; serpent staff before
Rev.: [IEP OIKOYMEN]IKOC ACKΛHΠIOC AIΓAEΩN; T (date)
Prize crown with two palms on table; amphora below, purse to either side
30 mm, 21.87 gr, 6 h
SNG France 2, 2388 (same dies); SNG Levante 1803 var. (rev. legend)
Vladimir P
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Valerian I AE 30 - Aspendus8 viewsAspendus
Pamphylia
Valerian I
Obv.: [AY KAI ΠΟY ΛI] OYAΛЄPIANOC [ЄY CB]
Laureate and draped bust right
Rev.: AC
River-god Eurymedon reclining left, holding reed and resting elbow upon overturned urn from which liquid pours forth
30 mm, 16.45 gr, 12 h
Falter 583 (same dies)
Vladimir P
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Valerian I AE 30 - Tarsus17 viewsTarsus
Cilicia
Valerian I
Obv.: AYK ΛIΠ OY[AΙ ΟΥΑΛEPI]ANOC CE Π-Π
Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: TAPCOY MH[TPOΠOΛEΩ]C AMK ΓΓ
Three nude athletes standing facing, each holding palm frond and placing radiate crown on head
30 mm, 17.05 gr, 6 h
SNG France 1814 (same dies); SNG Levante 1187 (same dies)
Vladimir P
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Valerian I AE 31 - Corycus9 viewsCorycus
Cilicia
Valerian I
Obv.: AY K ΠO Λ[IK OYAΛEPIAN]OC
Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: KIΩTΩN AY [NAYAPXIC KΩPY]
Dionysos standing left, holding grapes and thyrsos; panther at feet, tripod table before with prize crown that contains a caduceus, palm, and aplustre
31 mm, 16.62 gr, 5 h
SNG France 1123; SNG Levante 820; Klose & Stumpf 259
Vladimir P
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Valerian I AE 31 - Flaviopolis-Flavias7 viewsFlaviopolis-Flavias
Cilicia
Valerian I
Obv.: AYT K Π ΛI OY[AΛЄPI]ANOC CЄB
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: ΦΛΑOYIOΠOΛЄIT[ON]
Diademed bust of Kronos right
31 mm, 13.93 gr, 6 h
Ziegler (1989), 1265
Vladimir P
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VALERIAN I AE Antoninianus 3 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped cuirassed bust right
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVGG, Valerian and Gallienus facing each other, one holding spear and globe, the other Victory and spear
Struck at Antioch, 255-56 AD
2.9g, 22.5mm
RIC 293, Cohen 276
Legatus
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VALERIAN I AE18 of Alexandria Troas - 253-260 AD44 viewsobv: IMP LICIN VALERIAN (laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right)
rev: COL AVG TRO (horse grazing right, tree to left)
ref: SNG Copenhagen 191 var (LICIN instead of LIC)
mint: Alexandria Troas
3.08gms, 18mm
Rare
Alexandria Troas, modern Dalyanköy in Turkey, is an ancient Greek city situated on the Aegean coast at nearly the middle of the western side of Turkey. The term "Troas" was added to "Alexandria" in order to distinguish it from other cities named "Alexandria." It was very close to Troy, the town that was believed to have been the mother-city of Rome. Julius Caesar gave Alexandria the privileges of a colonia, and from Augustus, it kept the right to strike its own coins. Later Constantine I considered making Troas the capital of the Roman Empire.
The horse of the reverse is probably symbolise the famous Troyan stud of ancient times.
1 commentsberserker
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VALERIAN I AE20, SNGCop 191v, Horse Grazing16 viewsOBV: IMP LICI VALERIAN, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: COL AVG TRO, horse grazing right


Minted at Alexandreia Troas, 253-260 AD
Legatus
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Valerian I Antoninianus51 viewsIMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right

FELICITAS AVGG, Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopiae.

RIC 86

ex- Said Coins, Valleta, Malta.
Will Hooton
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Valerian I Antoninianus15 viewsValerian I AR Antoninianus.Rome AD 255-256 ...2.93g
Obverse..IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped bust right
Reverse..FELICITAS AVGG, Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopiae.
RIC 87, Cohen 55; Sear 9936.
Paul R3
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Valerian I Antoninianus 'VOTA ORBIS' Left Facing Bust77 viewsValerian I Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG
Bust radiate, cuirassed, left

Reverse:
VOTA ORBIS
Two Victories standing facing each other, placing shield inscribed SC on palm.

Unusual left facing bust - one of the only coins I have seen like this
1 commentsHarry G
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VALERIAN I antoninianus - 253 AD17 viewsobv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG (radiate draped bust right)
rev: PIETAS AVGG (Valerian I and Gallienus standing, facing each other, sacrificing over altar in between, sometimes a star or wreath above)
ref: RIC Vi 285, C 152
mint: Antioch
3.74gms, 21-23mm
Scarce
berserker
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VALERIAN I antoninianus - 253-254 AD20 viewsobv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG (radiate, draped bust right)
rev: VIRTVS AVGG (Valerian I in left holding globus & spear, Gallienus standing in right holding spear and Victory)
ref: RIC Vi 292 (C), C.277
mint: Antioch
3.03gms, Scarce
berserker
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VALERIAN I antoninianus - 253-260 AD11 viewsobv: [IMP…] VALERIANVS.PF.AVG (radiate, draped bust right)
rev: VICTORIA AVGG (Victory standing left, resting on shield and holding palm)
ref: RIC Vi 127, C.221
mint: Rome
2.69gms, 22mm
Scarce
berserker
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VALERIAN I antoninianus - 254 AD14 viewsobv: IMP.C.P.LIC.VALERIANVS.AVG (radiate, draped bust right)
rev: VICTORIAE.AVGG (Soldier standing right, holding spear, left hand resting on shield)
ref: RIC Vi 225, C.241
mint: Viminatium
2.98gms, 22mm, billon
Scarce
berserker
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VALERIAN I antoninianus - 254 AD15 viewsobv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG (radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right)
rev: VICTORIA AVGG (Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm)
ref: RIC Vi 125, C.230
mint: Rome
3.2 gms, 22 mm

This coin is probably commemorated the victory over Aemilian.
berserker
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VALERIAN I antoninianus - 257 AD19 viewsobv: IMP VALERIANVS AVG (radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: PM TRP V COS IIII PP (Valerian I and Gallienus standing face to face, shields and spears between them)
ref: RIC Vi 277, Cohen 169, Göbl 1598a
mint: Antioch
3.23gms, 21.5mm
Scarce
berserker
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VALERIAN I antoninianus AD25326 viewsobv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG (radiate, draped bust right)
rev: RESTITVT ORIENTIS (Turreted female (the Orient) standing right presenting wreath to Valerian standing left, holding spear)
ref:RIC 286, Cohen 188
mint: Antioch, 3.16g, 21x25mm
berserker
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VALERIAN I antoninianus AD254-25523 viewsobv: IMP.C.P.LIC.VALERIANVS.AVG
rev:FORTVNA REDVX
ref:RIC214, C.75
mint:Viminatium, 3.00g
Scarce
berserker
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Valerian I antoninianus, 254-255 AD, Antioch36 viewsValerian I,
antoninianus – 24mm
Antioch, 254-255 AD
radiate draped bust r.
IMP CP LIC VALERIANVS AVG
Aquitas standing with balance l. and cornucopia r.
AEQVITAS AVGG
RIC 278
Ardatirion
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VALERIAN I Antoninianus, RIC 13, Oriens11 viewsOBV: VALERIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
REV: ORIENS AVGG, Sol, standing left, holding globe & raising right hand


Minted at Lyons, 258-9 AD
Legatus
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VALERIAN I Antoninianus, RIC 287c, Orient14 viewsOBV: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
REV: RESTITVT ORIENTIS, Turreted female (the Orient) standing right presenting wreath to Valerian standing left, holding spear
3.8g, 20mm

Minted at Antioch, 255-6 AD
Legatus
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Valerian I Antoninianus, RIC 69 21 viewsValerian I Antoninianus
IMPCPLICVALERIANVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / ANONNAAVG - Annona standing left, holding grain ears over modius and cornucopia.
21-23mm / 3.96g
1 commentsJiminey
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VALERIAN I Antoninianus, RIC 83, Apollo25 viewsOBV: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG
REV: CONSERVATAVGG - Apollo, nude, standing left, raising branch in right hand, resting left hand on lyre at feet, Q in right field
1.8g, 19mm

Minted at Rome, 253 AD
Legatus
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Valerian I antoninianus, RIC V 21010 viewsViminacium mint, Valerian I antoninianus, 254-255 A.D. BI, 23mm 3.196g, RIC V 210
O: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: AETERNITATI AVGG, Saturn standing right, holding scythe
casata137ec
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Valerian I Antoninianus, RIC V 28715 viewsUncertain Syrian Mint, Valerian I Antoninianus, 253-260 A.D. AR 21mm 2.39g, RIC V 287
O: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: RESTITVT ORIENTIS, Turreted female figure (Orient) standing right, presenting wreath to Valerian, in military attire, standing left, resting on spear held in left hand

An ironic reverse considering his fate...
1 commentscasata137ec
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Valerian I Antoninianus. 256 AD. AE19-22mm 10 viewsValerian I Antoninianus. 256 AD.
Obv. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right.
Rev. ROMAE AETERNAE, Rome seated left on shield, holding Victory and spear.
Mintmark off flan, but similar to RIC 221
Lee S
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Valerian I Apollo RIC 7217 viewsValerian I, Rome, AR antoninianus. 253 - 254 AD, 22mm max., 2.3g, SEAR 2878 (1988 ed), RIC 72, Cohen 17
OBV: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: APOLINI CONSERVA, Apollo standing left holding branch and lyre on rock.
Romanorvm
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Valerian I AR Antoninianus20 viewsObv: VALERIANVS P F AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ORIENS AVGG - Sol advancing left, raising right hand and holding whip.
Mint: Cologne
Date: 257 AD
Ref: RIC V 12, RSC 143, Cohen 6
oa
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Valerian I AR Antoninianus25 viewsValerian I AR Antoninianus
253-255 AD
Minted in Rome
22mm 3.68g
Obverse: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, drape bust right
Reverse: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left holding 2 standards.
RIC 89 SEAR 9938
Travis C
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Valerian I AR Antoninianus.10 viewsValerian I AR Antoninianus. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped bust right / FELICITAS AVGG, Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopiae. RIC 87, Cohen 55; Sear 9936. RIC 87Britanikus
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Valerian I AR Antoninianus. 253-260 AD17 viewsRoman Imperial, Valerian I AR Antoninianus, (253-260 AD), 3.3g, 23mm

Obverse: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: VIRT-VS AVGG, Valerian and Gallienus facing each other, one holding spear and globe, the other Victory and spear.

Reference: RIC 293v, Cohen 276

Ex: Octavian Coins
Gil-galad
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Valerian I AR Antoninianus. Antioch, AD 253-255.16 viewsObv. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia. References: RIC 87; MIR 36, 73c; RSC 53.
Canaan
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Valerian I BI Antoninianus36 viewsRoman Imperial, Valerian I Billon Antoninianus. 2.6g, 23mm

Obverse: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG. Radiate, draped bust right.

Reverse: VICTORIA AVGG. Victory standing left resting on shield and holding palm.

Reference: RIC 128C, Cohen 224

EX: ECIN
1 commentsGil-galad
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Valerian I BI Antoninianus. 253-260 AD22 viewsRoman Imperial, Valerian I BI Antoninianus, (253-260 AD), 2.1g, 20mm

Obverse: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped bust right.

Reverse: ORIENS AVGG, Sol standing left, right hand raised, left hand holding whip.

Reference: RIC 106, Cohen 140; Sear5 9950

EX: Octavian Coins
Gil-galad
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Valerian I Billon Antoninianus, 255 AD35 viewsOBV: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, Radiate bust rt, draped and cuirassed.
REV: VIRTVS AVGG, Valerian and Gallienus each carrying a spear and offering to the other a globe or a figure of Victory. RIC 293 (Ref: Wildinds)

This coin celebrates the joint rule of Valerian and his son Gallienus. It is hard to find a Valerian in such a good state of preservation. The billon alloy used at this time must have been very soft and easily corroded.
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Valerian I bronze of Seleucia ad Calycadnum, Cilicia52 viewsObverse:
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
'AVT K P OLIK OVALEPIAN-OC'

Reverse:
Confronted busts of Apollo, laureate, facing right, laurel branch before, and Artemis-Tyche, wearing small modius and facing left, cornucopiae behind
'CELE-VKEWN TWN PPOC KAL-VKAD-NW'

Diameter: 33mm

Ref: SNGLev 786
Xerxes King of Kings
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Valerian I Emperor RIC 5a 22014 viewsValerian, Antoninianus, Viminacium, RIC 5a 220, Cohen 179, Sear 9966
OBV: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right
REV: RESTITVT GENER HVMANI, Valerian, radiate, walking right, holding globe and raising right hand
1 commentsSRukke
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Valerian I Fides RIC Va 8928 viewsValerian I, Rome, Rome, 253 AD, 20mm, 3.09g, RIC Va 89, Cohen 71, Sear 9938
OBV: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: FIDES MILITVM, Fides Militum standing left, holding two standards
1 commentsSRukke
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Valerian I Obv4 viewsValerian I; AD 253-260
AR Antoninianus; 20mm/4.0g
OBV: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: P M TR P II COS II PP, Jupiter standing left holding thunderbolt and sceptre
RIC 141
Philip G
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Valerian I of Alexandreia Troas15 viewsAE20; Alexandreia Troas
Obv.: IMP LIC VARERIANVS AV; laureate, draped, cuirassed bust r.
Rev.: COL AVG; grazing horse r. // TROA
Reference: SNG von Aulock 7573 var (ending of both legends)
John Anthony
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Valerian I Oriens RIC 5a 126 viewsValerian I, Lyons, 257 - 258 AD, 4.3g, 21mm, RSC 143a, Sear 9950, RIC 5a 12
OBV: VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
REV: ORIENS AVGG, Sol walking left, holding whip and raising right hand.
SRukke
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Valerian I Orient24 viewsValerian I, Antoninianus, 256-260, Asia-Antioch (RIC), Samosata mint (Göbl)
OBV: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate draped cuirassed bust right
REV: RESTITVT ORIE NTIS, Orient standing right handing wreath to Valerian standing left
GOBL 1685e, RIC 287,
20mm, 3.6g
Romanorvm
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Valerian I Rev6 viewsValerian I; AD 253-260
AR Antoninianus; 20mm/4.0g
OBV: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: P M TR P II COS II PP, Jupiter standing left holding thunderbolt and sceptre
RIC 141
Philip G
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Valerian I RIC V-1 Antioch 28831 viewsAE 21 mm 2.8 grams 257-259 AD
OBV :: IMP VALERIANVS PF AVG. Radiate, draped bust right
REV :: VICTORIA AVGG. Victory standing left on globe, holding wreath and palm
EX :: blank
minted in Antioch
RIC V-1 Antioch 288 / Gobl 1590a
RIC rated Common
from uncleaned lot 02/2008
Johnny
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Valerian I Sestertius92 viewsRIC V 157 Rome, MIR 36, 73h, Banti 8 corr. (legends), Sear 10011
2nd emission, A.D. 254-256
19.04 g, 29 mm, 12 h
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, laureate & cuirassed bust right
FELICITAS AVGG, S-C, Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus in right hand & cornucopiae in left
EX: NAC AG, CNG Coins
6 commentsMark Z2
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VALERIAN I sestertius - 253 AD36 viewsobv: IMP.C.P.LIC.VALERIANVS.AVG
rev: VICTORIA.AVG / S.C. (Victoria standing left, holding wreath and palm)
ref: RIC177, C.219
15.53g, 24-27mm
Rare
In RIC Vi-Valerian177 sestertius reverse has VICTORIA.AVGG, this coin can't be seen the second G letter.
berserker
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Valerian I Sol RIC 5a 124 viewsValerian I, Antoninianus, Lugdunum, 257 - 258 AD, RIC 5a 12, RSC 143a, Sear 9950
OBV: radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
REV: ORIENS AVGG, Sol walking left, right hand raised, left hand holding whip
SRukke
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Valerian I Standards (I think)18 viewsValerian I, Pisidia Antioch, 22mm, 4.5g, axis 0o
OBV: IMP CAE RASLLOVNAHHIO, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: ANTIO-CHIO[?]L, Vexillum with eagle on top, legionary standards on either side eagles on top, legend outside edge,
SR in exergue

Unpublished with this reverse legend
Romanorvm
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Valerian I Table Crown Palm16 viewsValerian I, Anazarbus Cilicia, 253 - 260 AD, 23.9mm, 9.2g, SNG France 2, 2153, SNG Levante 1524
OBV: AVT K OVAΛEPIANOC CE, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
ANAZAPB MHTPOΛ, Prize crown containing palm branch on agnostic table with three lion-shaped legs
Γ - Γ across upper fields, A-M-T-K in lower fields and between table legs, ET BOC (date) in exergue
Romanorvm
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Valerian I Tyche Seated Left Amphipolis16 viewsValerian, Amphipolis, 253 - 259 AD, 12.1g, 27mm, Moushmov 6129, BMC 137,
OBV: AYT KAI ΠOY ΛI OYAΛEPIANOC, radiate, draped bust right, from behind
REV: AMΦIΠΟΛEΙΤΩN, Tyche seated left holding [?]

RARE
Romanorvm
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Valerian I Victoria RIC 12514 viewsVALERIAN I, Silver Antoninianus, Rome, 254 AD, 22mm, 3.59g, RIC 5a pg., 48 125, Cohen 230
OBV: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: VICTORIA AVGG, Victory standing left holding wreath and palm
Romanorvm
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Valerian I, , SNG France 227552 viewsCILICIA, Irenopolis-Neronias mint, Valerian I, AD 253-260, AE, 27mm 17.01 g, SNG France 2275; Howgego 616.
O: Radiate and cuirassed bust right
R: Asklepios standing left, holding serpent staff, facing Hygeia standing right
casata137ec
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Valerian I, 253 - 260 AD14 viewsObv: VALERIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian facing right.

Rev: DEO VOLKANO, tetrastyle temple containing Vulcan, standing left, holding a hammer and tongs with an anvil at his feet.

Billon Antoninianus, Cologne mint, 259 - 260 AD

2.5 grams, 22 mm, 180°

RIC Vi 5, RSC 50c, S9934, VM 26
SPQR Coins
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Valerian I, 253 - 260 AD17 viewsObv: VALERIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian I facing right.

Rev: ORIENS AVGG, Sol standing, facing, head turned left, holding a globe in his left hand and raising his right.

Billon Antoninianus, Cologne mint, 257 - 259 AD

2.7 grams, 21.8 mm, 0°

RIC Vi 13, RSC IV 140b, S9951, VM 49 (variety)
Matt Inglima
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Valerian I, 253 - 260 AD 13 viewsObv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian facing right.

Rev: PIETAS AVGG, Valerian and Gallienus standing facing each other, sacrificing over an altar between them, one holding an eagle-tipped scepter the other a parazonium.

Billon Antoninianus, Antioch Mint, 256 - 260 AD

4.5 grams, 22 mm, 180°

RIC Vi 285, RSC 152, S9955, VM 54
Matt Inglima
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Valerian I, 253 - 260 AD18 viewsObv: IMP VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped bust of Valerian facing right.

Rev: PM TRP V COS IIII PP, Valerian and Gallienus standing, facing each other, resting on shields between them behind which are two upright spears.

Note: The reverse type commemorates the joint Consulate of Valerian and his son Gallienus in 257 AD. The design was a resurrection of a type issued by Augustus in honor of his grandsons Caius and Lucius Caesars.

Billon Antoninianus, Antioch Mint, 257 AD

3.7 grams, 21 mm, 0°

RIC Vi 277, RSC 169, S9962, VM 62
Matt Inglima
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Valerian I, 253 - 260 AD15 viewsObv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped bust of Valerian facing right.

Rev: PACATORI ORBIS, Jupiter seated left, holding a patera and a scepter; at his foot is an eagle.

Billon Antoninianus, Viminacium mint, 254 - 255 AD

3.2 grams, 20.4 mm, 0°

RIC Vi 218, RSC 145, S9953, VM 51
Matt Inglima
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Valerian I, 253 - 260 AD20 viewsObv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian facing right.

Rev: VICTORIA AVGG, Victory standing left holding a wreath in her outstretched right hand and a palm in her left.

Billon Antoninianus, Rome mint, 253 - 255 AD

3.4 grams, 21 mm, 180°

RIC Vi 125, RSC 230, S9985, VM 87
Matt Inglima
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Valerian I, 253 - 260 AD19 viewsObv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian I, facing right.

Rev: (OR)IENS AVGG, Sol standing left, raising right hand, and holding a whip.

Billon Antoninianus, Rome mint, 257 AD

2.9 grams, 20 mm, 180°

RIC Vi 106, RSC 135, S9950, VM 48
Matt Inglima
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Valerian I, 253 - 260 AD13 viewsObv: VALERIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian I facing right.

Rev: ORIENS AVGG, Sol standing, facing, head turned left, holding a globe in his left hand and raising his right.

Billon Antoninianus, Cologne mint, 258 - 259 AD

3.046 grams, 23 mm, 180°

RIC Vi 13, RSC IV 140b, S9951, VM 49 (variety)

Ex: FORVM
Matt Inglima
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Valerian I, AD 253-26015 viewsAR Antoninianus, Rome mint, 255-6.
Obv.: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AFG; Radiate bust right.
Rev.: FELICITAS AVGG; Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.
Reference: RIC V(a) 87 (p. 45).
Notes: sold to Aleg, 9/15.
John Anthony
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Valerian I, AD 253-26016 viewsBillon tetradrachm, 10g, 22m, 12h; Alexandria mint, 256.
Obv.: AK Π L I OVALEPIANOC EVEVC; Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: Eagle standing left, head right, wreath in beak. Regnal date L-Δ across fields (Year 4).
Reference: Milne 3945.
Notes: sold to JB, 9/15.
1 commentsJohn Anthony
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Valerian I, AD 253-2607 viewsPotin Tetradrachm, 10g, 22m, 12h; Alexandria mint, AD 256.
Obv.: AK Π L I OVALEPIANOC EVEVC; Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: Eagle standing left, head right, wreath in beak. Regnal date L-Δ across fields (Year 4).
Reference: Milne 3945.
From the Collection of JBGood, sold to Q. G.
John Anthony
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Valerian I, AD 253-2604 viewsBillon antoninianus, 24x20mm, 3.6g, 12h; Rome mint, AD 256.
Obv.: IMP CP LIC VALERIANVS AVG; Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev.: ROMAE AETERNAE; Roma seated left, holding Victory and spear.
Reference: RIC Va 120, p. 47
From the YOC Collection, 17-001-55
John Anthony
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Valerian I, AE28, Varbanov I 8876 viewsValerian I
Senior Augustus, 253 – 260 A.D.

Coin: AE28

Obverse: IMP P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right.
Reverse: PROVINCIA DACIA, personification of Dacia, standing between an Eagle and a Lion, holding a Laurel Branch with her right hand and a Sceptre with her left. ANVIII in exergue.

Weight: 10.12 g, Diameter: 28.2 x 25.3 x 2.2 mm, Die axis: 0°, Mint: Dacia, Year: VIII (253-254 A.D.), Reference: Varbanov I 88

Rated Rare (R7, 20 - 50 examples known)

Legion V Macedonia (emblem: Eagle, based in Potaissa)* & Legion XIII Gemina (emblem: Lion, based in Apulum)
* Valerian gave Legion V Macedonia the name "III* Pia III Fidelis"
Masis
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Valerian I, Antoninianus21 viewsVALERIANVS PF AVG, radiate and draped bust right
ORIENS AVGG, Sol walking left
3,51 gr
Cohen # 5
Potator II
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Valerian I, AR Antoninianus42 viewsIMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG
Bust radiate, draped, cuirassed, right
APOLINI CONSERVA
Apollo standing left holding branch & lyre (sometimes on rock)RIC 72, Rome, 253-260 AD
whitetd49
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Valerian I, Felicitas82 viewsValerian I. AD 253 - 260
Antoninianus, Antioch; 4.36g; 22-25mm

IMP VALERIANVS PF AVG
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

FELICITAS AVGG
Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae

RIC V 282; obverse double struck giving Valerian double eye
1 commentsRobin Ayers
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Valerian I, Göbl 4441 viewsValerian I, AD 253-257
AR - Antoninianus, 20.41mm, 2.87g
Rom, AD 253
obv. IMP CP LIC VALERIANVS AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. APOLINI PROPVG
Apollo Propugnator, nude except chlamys, stg. r., holding strained bow obliquely upwards.
ref. RIC V/1, 74, pl.I, 5; C. 25; Göbl 44
VF/about VF, nice realistic portrait

The attribute PROPVGNATOR (meaning guardian, defender) for Apollo is rare. Usually it was used for Jupiter and Mars. But in these difficult times Rome needed help from everywhere.
1 commentsJochen
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Valerian I, Göbl 884d41 viewsValerian I, AD 253-260
AR - denarius, 20mm, 3.1g
Cologne, AD 258
obv. VALERIANVS PF AVG
Bust, draped, radiate, r.
rev. DEO VOLKANO
Tetrastyle temple with trigonal pediment, within statue of Vulcanus in working clothes and pileus, holding hammmer in raised r. hand and tongs in lowered l. hand; anvil at l. side.
RIC V/1, 5; C.2; Elmer 24, 74; Göbl/MIR36, 884d
about VF, rev. slightly excentric

Besides a coin with KARVS probably the only Roman coin with K in the legend. For more more information please take a look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'.
Jochen
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Valerian I, Lindgren I, 1250 var.71 viewsAntioch, Pisidia mint, Valerian I 253-260 A.D. AE, 20mm 4.72g, Lindgren I, 1250 var.
O: IMP CAERAS LL OVNAHHIR, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: ANTIO-OCHIOC, Vexillum surmounted by eagle between two standards. S R in exergue.
1 commentscasata137ec
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Valerian I, October 253 - c. June 260 A.D.33 viewsBillon antoninianus, RIC 293, Fair, Antioch, 3.366g, 20.8mm, 0o, 255 - 256 A.D.;
obverse - IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse - VIRTVS AVGG, two emperors standing face-to-face, on left holds vertical spear in right and globe in left, on right holds Victory in right and transverse spear in left;
b70
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Valerian I, RIC 27713 viewsIMP VALERIANVS AVG
PM TR P V COS IIII PP
AR antoninianus, 20mm, 2.93g
Radiate bust right, cuirassed
Valerian and Gallienus standing, facing, shield and crossed spears between
Antioch
novacystis
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Valerian I, RIC IV, 245114 viewsValerian I, AD 253-260
AR - Antoninianus, 3.09g, 20mm, 0°
Viminacium, AD 257
obv. IMP VALERIANVS P AVG
Bust, draped, radiate, r.
rev. PAX AVGG
Pax, helmeted, chlamys over l. shoulder, stg. frontal, head l., holding olive branch in raised r. hand and in
l. arm transverse sceptre
ref. Göbl 815 (Viminacium; RIC IV/1, 245 (Mediolanum); cf. C. 147; MIR. 815d
about SS
1 commentsJochen
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Valerian I, RIC V(1)-069 Rome15 viewsBillon Antoninianus
Rome mint, 255-256 A.D.
21mm, 2.79g
RIC V(1)-69, RSCv.4-13

Obverse:
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG
Radiate and draped bust right.

Reverse:
ANNONA AVGG
Annona standing left, holding ears of corn and cornucopiae; at foot, modius.
rubadub
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Valerian I, RIC V(1)-087 Rome12 viewsBillon Antoninianus
Rome mint, 255-258 A.D.
22mm, 2.99g
RIC V(1)-87, RSCv.4-53, RCVv.3-9936

Obverse:
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG
Radiate and draped bust right.

Reverse:
FELICITAS AVGG
Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae.
rubadub
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Valerian I, RIC V(1)-128 Rome14 viewsBillon Antoninianus
Rome mint, 253-260 A.D.
22mm, 2.43g
RIC V(1)-128, RSCv.4-224

Obverse:
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG
Radiate and draped bust right.

Reverse:
VICTORIA AVGG
Victoria standing left, resting on shield and holding palm.
Will J
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Valerian I, RIC V(1)-277 Antioch30 viewsBillon Antoninianus
Antioch mint, 257 A.D.
23mm, 3.45g
RIC V(1)-277, RSCv.4-169,
RCVv.3-9962

Obverse:
IMP VALERIANVS AVG
Radiate and draped bust right.

Reverse:
P M TR P V COS IIII P P
Valerian and Gallienus standing, facing each other, resting on shields between them behind which are two upright spears.
rubadub
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Valerian I, RIC V(1)-287 Samosata39 viewsBillon Antoninianus
Samosata mint, 256-258 A.D.
22mm, 3.83g
RIC V(1)-287, RSCv.4-189, RCVv.4-9967

Obverse:
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
RESTITVT ORIENTIS
Turreted female (the Orient) standing right, presenting wreath to emperor standing left, holding spear.
rubadub
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Valerian I, SALVS AVGG20 viewsValerian I, Antoninianus. Rome mint, 254 AD. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVSVS AVG, radiate draped bust right / SALVS AVGG, Salus standing left, feeding snake arising from altar. RIC 121.1 commentsPodiceps
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Valerian I, with Gallienus and Valerian II Caesar AE 25 - Nicaea11 viewsNicaea
Bithynia
Valerian I, with Gallienus and Valerian II Caesar
Obv.: AVTO VAΛEΡIA[N]OC ΓAΛΛIHNOC OVAΛEΡIANOC
Radiate, draped, and cuirassed busts of Valerian I, Gallienus, and Valerian II
Rev.: [MEΓIC]TΩN APICTΩN NIKAI[E]ΩN
Three agonistic crowns set on base
25 mm, 8.27 gr, 7 h
Waddington, RG 504, 823-824 var., SNG von Aulock 720 (same obv. die)
Vladimir P
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Valerian I- Sol42 viewsValerian I, c. September 253 - April, May or June 260 A.D.

Obverse:
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG

IMP: Imperator, leader of the troops or general.
C: Caesar, usually means a junior in rank to Augustus and is usually designated as the heir apparent.
P: Princeps, means leader, or the first among equals, but carries the meaning of Prince or Caesar.
LIC: Licinius, one of his given names.
VALERIANVS: Valerianus
PF: Pius Felix
AVG: Augustus, emperor

Reverse:
ORIENS AVGG

ORIENS: Rising sun
AVGG: Augustus, emperors

Sol advancing left, raising right hand and holding whip in left


Domination: Bronze/ Billion Antoninianus, size 20 mm.

Mint: Rome, Göbl, in MIR 36, catalogs it as 110b, mint of Rome. Poor quality billon rather than bronze, though the color may have browned over the years. Officina ??
John Schou
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Valerian I. 253-260 AD.26 viewsIMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
SALVS AVGG, Salus left, patera, sceptre, snake, altar.
RIC 121; Coh. 197.
Pedja R
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Valerian I. Year 5 (257/8 AD), Potin Tetradrachm65 viewsValerian I. Year 5 (257/8 AD), Potin Tetradrachm,
Emmett 3705,; AK P LI OVALERIANOC EV EVC,
laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / L - E,
eagle standing left, head right with wreath in beak
Coin #71
cars100
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Valerian II 52 viewsValerian II Antoninians
22 mm 4.17 gm
O: DIVO CAES VALERIANO
Radiate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder
R: CONSECRATIO
Eagle standing right, head turned left, with open wings; S in exergue.
4 commentsKoffy
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Valerian II94 viewsBI Antoninianus. Cologne 257-258 AD. 3,41 grs. Radiate and draped bust right. VALERIANVS CAES / Infant Jupiter seated facing on goat (Amalthea) standing right,his right hand raised. IOVI CRESCENTI.
RIC 3. RSC 26.
benito
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VALERIAN II21 viewsBI Antoninianus. Cologne 257-258 AD. 3,41 grs. Radiate and draped bust right. VALERIANVS CAES / Infant Jupiter seated facing on goat (Amalthea) standing right,his right hand raised. IOVI CRESCENTI.
RIC 3. RSC 26.
benito
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Valerian II (256 - 258 A.D.)35 viewsAR Antoninianus
O: VALERIANVS CAES, Radiate and draped bust right.
R: IOVI CRESCENNI, Infant Jupiter seated facing on goat (Amalthea) standing right,his right hand raised.
Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne) mint
4.34g
23mm
RIC 3 RSC 26
2 commentsMat
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Valerian II (Caesar under Valerian)16 viewsAR Antoninianus, A.D. 254-257, Rome, 21.0mm, 3.47g, 180°, RIC Vi 19; scarce.
Obv: P LIC VALERIANVS. Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: PIETAS AVGG. Sacrificial implements.
Joseph D5
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Valerian II , RIC V-1 2427 viewsObv: DIVO CAES VALERIANO
radiate head right
Rev: CONSECRATIO
Altar, lighted, with a small palmette at
each top corner and four panels on the front
18.5mm 2.7gm
OWL365
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Valerian II - AR antoninianus5 viewsSamosata
255-256 AD
1st emission
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
VALERIANVS NOBIL CAES
Valerian II standing half right with head left, crowning trophy to the left with wreath holding shield and spear
PRINC IVVENT_VTIS
Göbl MIR 1694b, RIC V 49, RSC IV 67, SRCV III 10735
3,98g
Johny SYSEL
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Valerian II - BI antoninianus5 viewsRome
258 AD
5th emission
radiate head right
DIVO CAES VALERIANO
altar with flame above, divided in four squares with a dot inside of each square
CONSECRATIO
RIC V 24; MIR 36, 261g; RSC 12
Johny SYSEL
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Valerian II AE 21 - Parium12 viewsParium
Mysia
Valerian II
Obv.: IMP C VALERIANVS AV
Radiate and draped bust right
Rev.: ASEV (sic) DEO; CGIHP in exergue
Asklepios seated right on throne, holding raised foreleg of bull standing left
21 mm, 4.05 gr, 12 h
SNG France 1542
Vladimir P
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Valerian II Antoninianus82 viewsStruck with worn dies.

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1 commentsWill Hooton
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Valerian II Antoninianus27 viewsRIC Va 13 Rome, Sear5, 10727
3.55 g, 20 mm x 22 mm
P LIC VALERIANVS CAES, radiate draped bust right
IOVI CRESCENTI, Jupiter riding goat Amalthea right.
Mark Z
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Valerian II Antoninianus35 viewsValerian II Antoninianus

Obverse:
VALERIANVS CAES
Radiate, draped bust right

Reverse:
IOVI CRESCENTI
Jupiter riding goat right
3 commentsHarry G
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VALERIAN II antoninianus - 253-255 AD26 viewsobv: VALERIANVS CAES (radiate and draped bust right)
rev: IOVI CRESCENTI (infant Jupiter seated facing, raising hand, on goat advancing)
ref: RIC Vi 3, RSC 26
mint: Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne), Lugdunum by RIC
2.42gms, 22mm

Publius Licinius Cornelius Valerianus was the eldest son of Gallienus and Salonina. He was made caesar under his father in 253, but died only 2 years later. It isn't clear how he died, but he was on the Danube frontier at the time. From his young portraits, he was perhaps 8 when he became caesar, and only 10 at his death.
berserker
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VALERIAN II antoninianus - 254-255 AD17 viewsobv: P.LIC.VALERIANVS.CAES (radiate, draped bust right)
rev: PIETAS AVGG (priestly implements: lituus, patera, jug, simpulum, and sprinkler)
ref: RIC Vi 19, RSC 45
mint: Rome
2.83gms, 22mm
berserker
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VALERIAN II antoninianus - 256-259 AD16 viewsobv: DIVO CAES VALERIANO (radiate bust right)
rev: CONSECRATIO (large altar)
ref: RIC Vi 24, RSC 13a
mint: Rome
3.53gms, 18mm
Scarce
berserker
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VALERIAN II Antoninianus, RIC 9, Caesar Riding Eagle23 viewsOBV: DIVO VALERIANO CAES, radiate & draped bust right
REV: CONSACRATIO, eagle flying right, bearing the deceased young Caesar to heaven
3.2, 23mm

Posthumous, 257-8 AD
Legatus
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Valerian II AR Antoninianus, 256-258 AD17 viewsRoman Imperial, Valerian II AR Antoninianus, (256-258 AD), 1.9g, 22mm

Obverse: P LIC VALERIANVS CAES, Radiate draped bust right.

Reverse: IOVI CRESCENTI, Jupiter riding goat Amalthea right.

Reference: RIC 13

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Gil-galad
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Valerian II AR antoninianus, 258-259 AD, Colonia Agrippinensis61 viewsValerian II
AR Antoninianus
Colonia Agrippinensis, 2nd emission, 258-259 AD
DIVO VALERIANO CAES
Radiate, draped bust r.
CONSACRATIO
Eagle flying right on which rides Valerian II, holding scepter in left hand and raising right hand
RIC V 9; MIR 36, 911e
1 commentsArdatirion
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Valerian II, RIC V 376 viewsColonia Agrippinensis (Cologne) mint, Valerian II as Caesar Antoninianus, 253-255 A.D. AR, 22mm 3.83g, RIC V 3; MIR 36, 907e; RSC 26
O: VALERIANVS CAES, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust r.
R: IOVI CRESCENNI, Infant Jupiter seated facing, raising hand, on goat advancing r.
2 commentscasata137ec
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Valerian II, Antoninianus - *47 viewsRome mint, AD 258
DIVO CAES VALERIANO, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerianus junior right
CONSECRATIO, altar
2.88 gr
Ref : RCV # 10608, RIC # 24, RSC # 13
2 commentsPotator II
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Valerian II, antoninianus - 005083 viewsCologne mint, AD 257-258
VALERIANVS CAES, radiate and draped bust of Valerian junior right
IOVI CRESCENTI, Young Jupiter on back of goat Amalthea right
3.66 gr
Ref : RCV # 10731, Cohen #26
1 commentsPotator II
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Valerian II, Antoninianus - 008571 viewsCologne mint, AD 258
DIVO VALERIANO CAES, radiate and draped bust right
CONSACRATIO (sic), Valerian II raising hand and holding sceptre on an eagle flying right
1.70 gr
Ref : Cohen # 5, RCV # 10606

Peu courant, belle patine
2 commentsPotator II
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Valerian II, c. AD 253-2575 viewsAR Antoninianus, 21mm, 2.5g, 6h; Rome mint, AD 257-259
Obv.: DIVO CAES VALERIANO; Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: CONSECRATIO, altar with flame.
Reference; RIC Vb 24, p. 118, 16-249-49
John Anthony
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Valerian II, Göbl 1694b129 viewsValerian II, AD 254-255, son of Gallienus
AE - Antoninianus, 3.3g, 22mm, 165°
Antiochia
obv. VALERIANVS NOBIL CAES
Bust, draped and radiate, r.
rev. PRINC IVVENT - VTIS
Prince in military cloak, stg.r., holding in l. hand shield and spear, crowning with r. hand trophy stg. l.
ref. RIC IV/1, 49; C. 67; Göbl 1694b
about VF
1 commentsJochen
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Valerian II, lived and died46 viewsValerian II, hybrid, Divus Valerian II, Antoninianus. P C L VALERIANVS NOB CAES, radiate draped bust right / CONSECRATIO, large altar. Rev as RIC 24 (Rome), obv legend pretty rare. Obv = alive, rev = dead4 commentsPodiceps
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Valerian II, RIC 199 viewsP LIC VALERIANVS CAES
PIETAS AVGG
AR antoninianus, 2.50g, 21mm
Radiate, draped bust right
Sacrificial implements
novacystis
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Valerian II, RIC V(1)-020 Rome33 viewsBillon Antoninianus
Rome mint, 257-258 A.D.
20mm, 3.28g
RIC V(1)-20, RSCv.4-50,
RCVv.3-10733

Obverse:
P C L VALERIANVS NOB CAES
Radiate and draped bust right

Reverse:
PIETAS AVGG
Sacrificial implements, variously arranged.
rubadub
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Valerian II, son of Gallienus21 viewsObv: VALERIANVS CAES, radiate, draped bust of Valerian II facing right.

Rev: IOVI CRESCENTI, an infant Jupiter seated facing, on a goat walking right.

Billon Antoninianus, Cologne mint, 257 - 258 AD

3.5 grams, 20.8 mm, 180°

RIC Vi 3, RSC 26, S10731, VM 5
Matt Inglima
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Valerian II, son of Gallienus (Posthumous)33 viewsObv: DIVO VALERIANO CAES, radiate, draped bust of Valerian II facing right.

Rev: CONSECRATIO, Valerian II, raising his right hand and holding a scepter, seated left on the back of an eagle soaring right.

Billon Antoninianus, Cologne mint, 258 AD

3.5 grams, 21.7 mm, 315°

RIC Vi 9, RSC 5, S10606, VM 1/3
1 commentsMatt Inglima
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Valerian II, Tetradrachm93 viewsAlexandria mint, year 4 (AD 256-257)
TT LIK KOPOYALEPIANOS KAIE CEB, bare bust, draped and cuirassed
Eagle standing left, head right, holding wreath in beak. L delta in field
10,18 gr
Ref : Emmett # 3764/4
RCV # 10754
Potator II
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Valerian II. Posthumous Antoninianus.11 viewsValerian II. Posthumous Antoninianus.

257-258 AD.

21mm., 2.69g.

DIVO VALERIANO CAES, radiate & draped bust right

CONSACRATIO, eagle flying right, bearing the deceased young Caesar to heaven

RIC 9; Cohen 5.

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Valerian RIC 5344 viewsAE Antoninianus, 253 AD, Rome mint
Obv: IMP C P VALERIANVS AVG, Radiate , draped bust right.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGG, Victory left with wreath and palm.
21mm, 2.8 gm.
jdholds
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Valerian Sestertius24 viewsValerian I Ć Sestertius. Rome mint, 253-254 AD. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, laureate, draped, & cuirassed bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder / CONCORDIA EXERCIT, S C across field, Concordia standing left, holding patera in extended right hand & cradling double cornucopiae in left arm.

RIC 155 , Cohen 40v.
Tanit
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Valerian Sestertius18 viewsValerian I AE Sestertius. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right. / VIRTVS AVGG S-C, Soldier standing left, right hand resting on shield, left hand holding spear.

RIC 182 , Cohen 269
Tanit
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Valerian Sestertius9 viewsVALERIAN I. 253-260 AD. Ć Sestertius. Rome mint. Struck 253-254 AD.
Obv.: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder
Rev.: VICTORIA AVGG, S C across field, Victory standing left, holding wreath in extended right hand and cradling palm in left arm.

RIC V 177; MIR 36, 30k; Banti 28; Hunter -; cf. Cohen 234.
Tanit
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Valerian Sestertius RIC 17716 viewsOrichalcum sestertius, Rome mint, 253 - 254 A.D,
Obverse: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGG S C, Victory standing left holding palm and wreath
RIC 177
14.533g, 27.9mm
Purchased right here at Forvm Ancient Coins!
Jerome Holderman
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Valerian She Wolf15 viewsValerian I, Alexandria Troas, 253-260 AD, Ć 19mm, 4.78g,
OBV: IMP LICINI VALERIANV, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: COLAVG, TRO in Exergue, She-wolf standing right, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus
Bellinger A-442 (type 56), SNG Copenhagen 187
Romanorvm
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Valerian, AD 253-2606 viewsBillon Antoninianus, 20x24mm, 3.2g, 12h; Asia mint, AD 255-6
Obv.: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: PIETAS AVGG; Two emperors standing facing one another, sacrificing over lighted altar, with the one on the left holding an eagle-tipped scepter in his right hand, and the one on the right holding a parazonium in his left.
Reference: RIC Va 285, p. 60. 16-177-35
John Anthony
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Valerian, AD 253-2603 viewsBillon Antoninianus, 23mm, 3g, 6h; Rome mint, AD 254
Obv.: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: SALVS AVGG; Salus stg. l., holding scepter in l. hand, feeding serpent rising from altar.
Reference: RIC Va 121, p. 47. 16-178-61
John Anthony
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Valerian, AD 253-260.10 viewsĆ30, 10.0g, 6h; CILICIA, Elaeusa-Sebaste.
Obv.: AVT K Π AIK OVAΛH[ΡIANOC]; Laureate, draped bust right, from behind.
Rev.: CEBACTH [IEΡAC AYT] NAYAΡX; Eagle standing right, head left.
Reference: SNG Levante 855 / 17-292-70
John Anthony
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Valerian, Antioch, Standards, AE2131 viewsAE21, 4.7g
radiate and draped bust right
rev: ANTIO-OCHIOC, S A in exergue, aquila between two standards
areich
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Valerian, Antoninianus71 viewsRome mint, AD 253-255
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
FIDES MILITVM, Fides Militum standing left, holding two standards
3.66 gr
Ref : RCV # 9938(45), Cohen # 65
3 commentsPotator II
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Valerian, Antoninianus - 004045 viewsRome mint, AD 255-258
IMP VALERIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
FELICITAS AVGG, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia
4.84 gr
Potator II
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Valerian, Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG10 viewsAR Antoninianus
Valerian
Augustus: 253 - 260AD
23.0 x 22.0mm
O: VALERIANVS PF AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: ORIENS AVG; Sol walking left, holding whip and raising right hand.
Lyons Mint
RIC 12; RSC 1430; Sear 9950.
Aorta: B7, O17, R53, T48, M2.
Holding History
1/20/15 4/29/17
Nicholas Z
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Valerian, AR antoninianus. AD 253-254. 21-24mm15 viewsValerian, AR antoninianus. AD 253-254.
Obv. IMP CP LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right.
Rev. RESTITV ORIENTVS, woman, turreted, standing right, presenting a wreath to Valerian, standing left, holding sceptre.
Lee S
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Valerian, As - *109 viewsRome mint, AD 255-258
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter. S - C in field
10.0 gr
Ref : RCV # 10032, Cohen # 96
5 commentsPotator II
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Valerian, eagle standing left, head right; year 457 viewsVALERIAN I billon tetradrachm. 23mm, 11.7g. Alexandria mint, regnal year 4 (256 A.D.) AK Π Λ I OVAΛEPIANOC EVEVC, laureate, cuirassed bust right. Reverse - eagle standing left, head right, wreath in beak. Regnal year L-Δ across fields. Milne 3945. Ex IncitatusPodiceps
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Valerian, RIC 157, Sestertius of AD 253-2606 viewsĆ Sestertius (14,58g, Ř 29mm, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 253-260.
Obv.: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, laureate head right.
Rev.: FELICITAS AVGG, S C, Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus and cornucopiae..
RIC 157
Ex Nomisma Numismatic Auction no.46, 2012.
Charles S
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Valerian, Seleucia ad Calycadnum, AE3236 views32mm, 13.57g
obv: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
rev: draped bust of Apollo right, laurel branch before, facing draped bust of Artemis-Tyche left, cornucopia behind
areich
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Valerian, Sestertius113 viewsRome mint, AD 253-255
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus or Mars standing left resting on shield and holding spear. S - C in field
18.7 gr
Ref : RCV # 10025v, Cohen # 269
2 commentsPotator II
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VALERIAN. CILICIA. Mopsuestia-Mopsus 4 viewsVALERIAN. CILICIA. Mopsuestia-Mopsus 255/6 AD River god Pyramus reclining on bridge consisting of five arches and triumphal arch at each end. 31mm, 14.43gm. SNG BN 1998.Ancient Aussie
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