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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Crisis and Decline| > |Gallienus| > RA89640
Gallienus, August 253 - September 268 A.D.
To the ancient Romans, Rome was "Roma Aeterna" (The Eternal City) and "Caput Mundi" (Capital of the World). During the Early Middle Ages, the population fell to a mere 20,000, reducing the sprawling city to groups of inhabited buildings interspersed among large areas of ruins and vegetation. The empire is history but Rome is still today, the Eternal City. Rome's influence on Western Civilization can hardly be overestimated; perhaps a greater influence than any other city on earth, making important contributions to politics, literature, culture, the arts, architecture, music, religion, education, fashion, cinema and cuisine.
RA89640. Billon antoninianus, GŲbl MIR 1613b2, RIC V-1 654, SRCV III 10343 var. (obverse legend, star position), Hunter IV - (p. lxix), Choice VF, full boarders on a broad flan, white metal, weak centers, light marks, tiny encrustations, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 3.716g, maximum diameter 23.0mm, die axis 0o, 264 A.D.; obverse GALLIENVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right seen from front; reverse ROMAE AETERNAE (to eternal Rome), Roma seated left, grounded shield at near side, Victory in right hand, vertical spear in left hand; ex Beast Coins, ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection; SOLD

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