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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Crisis and Decline| > |Valerian I| > RS90005
Valerian I, October 253 - c. June 260 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.
RS90005. Billon antoninianus, GŲbl MIR 1687e (Samosata), SRCV III 9995, RIC V-1 293 (Antioch), RSC IV 276 (Antioch), Hunter IV 76, Cunetio 851 (39 spec.), aVF, slightly off center, porous/grainy, uncertain Syria mint, weight 4.090g, maximum diameter 20.2mm, die axis 0o, 255 - 258 A.D.; obverse IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; 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; $.99











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