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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Crisis & Decline| > |Volusian| > RS71624
Volusian, c. November 251 - July or August 253 A.D.
|Volusian|, |Volusian,| |c.| |November| |251| |-| |July| |or| |August| |253| |A.D.|, In 251, the Sassanid king, Shapur I, ordered an invasion of the Roman East. He achieved his primary goal of capturing the jewel of Syria, Antioch, but lost it to Valerian in 257.
RS71624. Bronze antoninianus, RIC IV 180, RSC IV 71, Hunter III 11, SRCV III 9758, Choice gVF, superb portrait, toned, Rome mint, weight 3.976g, maximum diameter 22.6mm, die axis 0o, 251 - 253 A.D.; obverse IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse PAX AVGG (the peace of the two emperors), Pax standing left holding branch and scepter, star right; SOLD










OBVERSE| LEGENDS|

CVIBIOVOLVSIANOCAES
IMCAFGALVENDVOLVSIANOAVG
IMCVAFGALVENDVOLVSIANAVG
IMCVAFGMVENDVOLVSIANOAVG
IMPCAECVIBVOLVSIANOAVG
IMPCAECVIBVOLVSIANVSAVG
IMPCCVIBVOLVSIANVSAVG
IMPCVAFGALVALVENDVOLVSIANVSAVG
IMPCVAFGALVENDVOLVSIANOAVG
IMPCVAFGALVENDVOLVSIANVSAVG
IMPCVAFGMVOLVSIANOAVG
IMPCVOLVSIANOAVG
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