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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Crisis and Decline| > |Gallienus| > RA92962
Gallienus, August 253 - September 268 A.D.
In Roman mythology, Romulus and Remus were the twin sons of the Vestal Virgin Rhea Silvia, fathered by the god of war, Mars. They were abandoned in the Tiber as infants. Faustulus, a shepherd, found the infants being suckled by the she-wolf (Lupa) at the foot of the Palatine Hill. Their cradle, in which they had been abandoned, was on the shore overturned under a fig tree. Faustulus and his wife, Acca Larentia, raised the children. Romulus was the first King of Rome.
RA92962. Billon antoninianus, GŲbl MIR 1628c, RSC IV 46b, RIC V-1 S628, Hunter IV S194, SRCV III 10171 var. (cuirassed bust left), VF, well centered and struck, minor encrustations, Antioch mint, weight 3.590g, maximum diameter 21.3mm, die axis 180o, 264 - 265 A.D.; obverse GALLIENVS AVG, radiate and draped bust right, seen from behind; reverse AETERNITAS AVG, she-wolf standing right, head left, suckling the infant twins Romulus and Remus, palm branch right in exergue; ex Colosseum Coin Exchange; $60.00











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