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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Crisis & Decline| > |Gallienus| > RA94209
Gallienus, August 253 - September 268 A.D.
|Gallienus|, |Gallienus,| |August| |253| |-| |September| |268| |A.D.|, NEWThis type commemorates vows made to Apollo invoking his protection against the revolt of Aureolus. During the siege of Milan, at a late hour but while he was still lingering with pleasures of the table, a false alarm was suddenly given, reporting that Aureolus, at the head of all his forces, had made a desperate sally from the town. Gallienus, who was never deficient in personal bravery, started from his silken couch, and without allowing himself time either to put on his armor or to assemble his guards, he mounted on horseback and rode full speed towards the supposed place of the attack. There he was ambushed by enemies from among his own officers. Amidst the nocturnal tumult, he received a mortal wound from an uncertain hand. Perhaps his request to Apollo was too specific and asked only for protection from Aureolus?

The centaur Chiron as the tutor of Apollo and the first to teach him the medicinal use of herbs.
RA94209. Billon antoninianus, Göbl MIR 736b, RSC IV 72, RIC V-1 S163 var. (normal Z), Hunter IV S95 var. (same), SRCV III 10177 var. (same), F, irregular ragged broken flan, 7th officina, Rome mint, weight 2.437g, maximum diameter 22.6mm, die axis 0o, 267 - Sep 268 A.D.; obverse GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right; reverse APOLLINI CONS AVG (to Apollo the preserver of the Emperor), centaur Chiron walking right drawing bow, Z (reversed) in exergue; $30.00











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