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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.
RA87012. Billon antoninianus
, GŲbl MIR
1699m (Samosata), RIC V-1
), RSC IV
792a, SRCV III
10312 (uncertain Syrian), VF, well centered
on a broad flan
, porous, light pitting
, Syrian mint, weight
3.985g, maximum diameter
21.7mm, die axis
, 255 - 256 A.D.; obverse IMP C P LIC
GALLIENVS P F AVG
, draped, and cuirassed bust
right, from behind; reverse PIETAS AVGG
(to the piety of the two emperors), Valerian and Gallienus
, sacrificing over altar
between them, each togate and holding short scepter
, pellet in wreath
Catalog current as of Sunday, February 17, 2019.
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