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Home > Catalog > Roman Coins > Crisis and Decline > Gallienus > RA79727
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 0o, 255 - 256 A.D.; obverse IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse VIRTVS AVGG (valor of the two emperors), Valerian and Gallienus standing confronted; 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 above; SOLD











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