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Gallienus, August 253 - September 268 A.D.

|Gallienus|, |Gallienus,| |August| |253| |-| |September| |268| |A.D.|NEW
During the siege of Milan, at a late hour but while he was still lingering with pleasures of the table, a false alarm was suddenly given, that Aureolus, at the head of all his forces, had made a desperate sally from the town. Gallienus, who was never deficient in personal bravery, started from his silken couch, and without allowing himself time either to put on his armor, or to assemble his guards, he mounted on horseback, and rode full speed towards the supposed place of the attack. Ambushed by enemies among his own officers, amidst the nocturnal tumult he received a mortal wound from an uncertain hand.
RA94204. Billon antoninianus, Göbl MIR 375x, RIC V-1 S325, RSC IV 1288, SRCV III -, Hunter IV -, Choice F, well centered, edge splits, weight 3.590 g, maximum diameter 22.3 mm, die axis 225o, Rome mint, 260 - 261 A.D.; obverse GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse VIRTVS AVG (the valor of the Emperor), Mars standing left, wearing helmet and military garb, right resting hand on grounded shield, spear vertical behind in left, VI right; $38.00 (€34.96)


Gallienus, August 253 - September 268 A.D.

|Gallienus|, |Gallienus,| |August| |253| |-| |September| |268| |A.D.|NEW
Virtus is the personification of valor and courage. Valor was, of course, essential for the success of a Roman emperor and Virtus was one of the embodiments of virtues that were part of the Imperial cult. During his joint reign with his father, Gallienus proved his courage in battle; but his failure to liberate his father from Persian captivity was perceived as cowardice and a disgrace to the Emperor and Empire. It was not, however, actually fear that prevented a rescue. While others mourned Valerian's fate, Gallienus rejoiced in his new sovereignty.
RA94206. Silver antoninianus, Göbl MIR 38v, RIC V-1 J181, RSC IV 1288a, Hunter IV J11, SRCV III 10411, aVF/Fair, nice portrait, centered, toned white metal, porous/corrosion, edge split/crack, weight 2.479 g, maximum diameter 21.6 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 253 - 255 A.D.; obverse IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right; reverse VIRTVS AVGG (valor of the two emperors), Virtus standing left, wearing crested helmet and military garb, right resting hand on grounded shield, spear vertical behind in left hand; $30.00 (€27.60)


Gallienus, August 253 - September 268 A.D.

|Gallienus|, |Gallienus,| |August| |253| |-| |September| |268| |A.D.|NEW
Mars, the male god of war, is usually shown nude and Virtus, the female personification of courage and valor, is always shown clothed. This figure, however, appears to be male and thus, Mars, or perhaps the emperor.
RA94207. Billon antoninianus, Göbl MIR 344a, RIC V-1 S317, RSC IV 1221c, SRCV III 10401, Hunter IV S32 var. (right foot on helmet), gVF, porosity, beginning of obverse legend weak, reverse off center, weight 3.414 g, maximum diameter 21.3 mm, die axis 0o, 1st officina, Rome mint, 260- 261 A.D.; obverse GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right; reverse VIRTVS AVG (the valor of the Emperor), Mars standing slightly left, head left, wearing crested helmet and military garb, globe in right hand, inverted spear in left hand, P (1st officina) right; scarce; $50.00 (€46.00)


Gallienus, August 253 - September 268 A.D.

|Gallienus|, |Gallienus,| |August| |253| |-| |September| |268| |A.D.|NEW
The "zoo series" of coins calling on Diana to protect the Emperor was struck late in Gallienus' reign. His father, Valerian, had been particularly dedicated to the worship of Diana the Preserver and had dedicated a temple to her at Rome. Diana apparently did not favor Gallienus. Not long after this coin was struck, he was assassinated near Milan while attempting to deal with the usurper Aureolus.
RA94208. Billon antoninianus, Göbl MIR 745b, RIC V-1 S179, RSC IV 157, SRCV III 10201, F, some silvering, tight oval flan, off center, flan crack, weight 3.512 g, maximum diameter 21.5 mm, die axis 0o, 10th officina, Rome mint, 267 - Sep 268 A.D.; obverse GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right; reverse DIANAE CONS AVG (to Diana protector of the Emperor), stag right, X in exergue (off flan); $28.00 (€25.76)


Gallienus, August 253 - September 268 A.D.

|Gallienus|, |Gallienus,| |August| |253| |-| |September| |268| |A.D.|NEW
This type commemorates vows made to Apollo invoking his protection against the revolt of Aureolus. During the siege of Milan, at a late hour but while he was still lingering with pleasures of the table, a false alarm was suddenly given, reporting that Aureolus, at the head of all his forces, had made a desperate sally from the town. Gallienus, who was never deficient in personal bravery, started from his silken couch, and without allowing himself time either to put on his armor or to assemble his guards, he mounted on horseback and rode full speed towards the supposed place of the attack. There he was ambushed by enemies from among his own officers. Amidst the nocturnal tumult, he received a mortal wound from an uncertain hand. Perhaps his request to Apollo was too specific and asked only for protection from Aureolus?

The centaur Chiron as the tutor of Apollo and the first to teach him the medicinal use of herbs.
RA94209. Billon antoninianus, Göbl MIR 736b, RSC IV 72, RIC V-1 S163 var. (normal Z), Hunter IV S95 var. (same), SRCV III 10177 var. (same), F, irregular ragged broken flan, weight 2.437 g, maximum diameter 22.6 mm, die axis 0o, 7th officina, Rome mint, 267 - Sep 268 A.D.; obverse GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right; reverse APOLLINI CONS AVG (to Apollo the preserver of the Emperor), centaur Chiron walking right drawing bow, Z (reversed) in exergue; $30.00 (€27.60)


Dr. Waldemar Wruck 1969, Versteigerungs - Katalog Nr. 19, 26-27 June 1969

|Auction| |Catalogs|, |Dr.| |Waldemar| |Wruck| |1969,| |Versteigerungs| |-| |Katalog| |Nr.| |19,| |26-27| |June| |1969|NEW
Coins from middle ages to modern times.
BL23795. Dr. Waldemar Wruck 1969, Versteigerungs - Katalog Nr. 19, 26-27 June 1969, in German, softcover, booklet style, 27 pages, 1708 items, cover age and wear, international shipping at actual cost of shipping; $14.00 (€12.88)


The Numismatic Review and Coin Galleries Fixed Price List, 31 Price Lists, 1960 -1970

|Auction| |Catalogs|, |The| |Numismatic| |Review| |and| |Coin| |Galleries| |Fixed| |Price| |List,| |31| |Price| |Lists,| |1960| |-1970|NEW
Includes
Vol. I Number 3, May-June, 1960; 5 and 6 Nov. - Dec. 1960
Vol. II Number 3, 5 and 6 1961;
Vol. III Number 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 1962
Vol. V Number 2, 3 and 4, 1964
Vol. VI Number 5 and 6, 1965
Vol. VII Number 2, 3, 4 and 5, 1966
Vol. VII Number 2, 3 and 4, 1967
Vol. IX Number 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5-6 1968
Vol. X Number 1, 3 and 4-6 1969
Vol. XI Number 1-2 1970
BC23805. The Numismatic Review and Coin Galleries Fixed Price List, 31 Price Lists, 1960 -1970 Vol 1 - XI, softcover, small booklet style, international shipping at the actual cost of postage; $60.00 (€55.20)


n.v. Jean Elsen s.a, Liste 212, Oct. - Nov. 2000, Auction Catalog

|Auction| |Catalogs|, |n.v.| |Jean| |Elsen| |s.a,| |Liste| |212,| |Oct.| |-| |Nov.| |2000,| |Auction| |Catalog|NEW
 
BL23807. n.v. Jean Elsen s.a, Liste 212, Mai - Juillet 1999, in French, softcover, booklet style, 46 pages, 1158 lots, 22 plates, cover wear and age, international shipping at the actual cost of postage; $5.00 (€4.60)


Nvmmorvm Avctiones, Italo Vecchi, Ltd., London, Auction 10, 24-25 Mar. 1998

|Auction| |Catalogs|, |Nvmmorvm| |Avctiones,| |Italo| |Vecchi,| |Ltd.,| |London,| |Auction| |10,| |24-25| |Mar.| |1998|NEW
 
BC23810. Nvmmorvm Avctiones, Italo Vecchi, Ltd., London, Auction 10, 24-25 Mar. 1998, softcover, light wear and small tears on spine, 54 pages, 109 plates, musty; $10.00 (€9.20)


Gallienus, August 253 - September 268 A.D.

|Gallienus|, |Gallienus,| |August| |253| |-| |September| |268| |A.D.|NEW
The "zoo series" of coins calling on Diana to protect the Emperor was struck late in Gallienus' reign. His father, Valerian, had been particularly dedicated to the worship of Diana the Preserver and had dedicated a temple to her at Rome. Diana apparently did not favor Gallienus. Not long after this coin was struck, he was assassinated near Milan while attempting to deal with the usurper Aureolus.
RA94203. Billon antoninianus, Göbl MIR 728b, RIC V-1 S177, RSC IV 154, SRCV III 10199 var. (IMP GALLIENVS AVG), aVF, rough corrosion, reverse a little off center, weight 3.035 g, maximum diameter 21.7 mm, die axis 0o, 5th officina, Rome mint, 267 - Sep 268 A.D.; obverse GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right; reverse DIANAE CONS AVG (to Diana protector of the Emperor), doe walking right, head turned back left, E (5th officina) in exergue; $24.00 (€22.08)




  







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