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A billon antoninianus of the emperor Gallienus with a reverse showing Spes. Coin Type: Billon antoninianus of Gallienus, joint reign with Valerian 254-260 CE, sole reign 260-268 CE.
Mint and Date: Mediolanum, 260-268 CE.
Size and Weight: 19mm x 21mm, 4.07g
Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right.
Reverse: INDVLG AVG
Spes walking left, holding our a flower in her right hand, raising the hem of her robe with her left.
Field Marks: S in right field.
Provenance: numismatiklanz (eBay), March 2009
Ref: RCV (2005) —; RIC V Sole Reign 485 var; Göbl 1201c
BW Ref: 057 041 141
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Note 1: RIC lists this field mark S only in the exergue.

Note 2: This coin is listed on WildWinds under Gallienus, RIC 485v.


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