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Gallienus, August 253 - September 268 A.D.
In 256 A.D., the cities in the Roman Empire begin to build walls as the defense of the frontiers collapsed. The Goths invaded Asia Minor, Dacia was lost, and they appeared at the walls of Thessalonica. The Franks crossed the Rhine. The Alamanni penetrated to Milan. In Africa, the Berbers massacred Roman colonists. King Shapur I invaded Mesopotamia and Syria and plundered Antioch, Zeugma, and Dura-Europos.
RA79727. Billon antoninianus
, GŲbl MIR
1703m (Samosata), RSC IV
1310a (Antioch), RIC V-1
J456 (Antioch), Hunter IV
J70, SRCV III
10414 var. (obv.
leg., no wreath
), F, well centered
on a broad flan
, porous, earthen encrustations, Syrian mint, weight
3.172g, maximum diameter
22.65mm, die axis
, 255 - 256 A.D.; obverse IMP C P LIC
GALLIENVS P F AVG
, draped, and cuirassed bust
right, from behind; reverse VIRTVS AVGG
(valor of the two emperors), Valerian and Gallienus
; Valerian on left, scepter
in right hand, globe in left hand; Gallienus
on right offering Victory
to Valerian, transverse
spear in left hand, pellet in wreath
Catalog current as of Sunday, April 21, 2019.
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