..Of 3rd century emperors...Valerian l antoninianus

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  1. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    I was fortunate as was @Roman Collector, in the last weeks, to be able to get my next 3rd century goal of this unfortunate emperor, at a very reasonable price to fill this slot at $17.XX, including shipping.. a lil lite and no silver showing, but i can put up with that as long as its legit :D

    POST YOUR COINS & COMMENTS PEEPS!:) Valerian 001.JPG Valerian 006.JPG
    Valerian l
    OB: Bust right
    RV: Orient with turreted headdress handing wreath to emperor
    Samosata mint 255 AD
    19mm 2.32 gms Ref. RIC V-1 287
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  3. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Cool! Fantastic deal, @ominus1 !

    Here's the Gallienus version of that coin from Samosata, celebrating Roman successes against the Sasanians in the years AD 253-254:

    Gallienus, AD 253-268.
    Roman Billon Antoninianus, 4.40 g, 23.5 mm.
    Samosata, AD 255-256.
    Obv: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG, radiate and draped bust, right.
    Rev: RESTITVT ORIENTIS, turreted female (the Orient) standing right, presenting wreath to emperor, standing left, who holds spear in left hand.
    Refs: RIC 448; RSC 902; Cohen 902; RCV 10341; Hunter p. xlvii; Göbl 1677m.
  4. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark standing on the shoulders of giants Dealer


    Valerian I
    A.D. 253- 260
    AR Antoninianus
    20x21mm 2.7gm
    VALERIANVS P F AVG; radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust.
    ORIENS AVGG; Sol walking left, holding whip & raising right hand.
    RIC V Lugdunum 12, Göbl 868

    Colonia Agrippinensium (Cologne) mint

    For reattribution of this issue from the RIC mint of Lugdunum to Cologne, see Göbl, MIR 36, Die Münzprägung der Kaiser Valerianus I / Gallienus / Saloninus (253/268), Regalianus(260), und Macrianus / Quietus (260/262).
  5. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

  6. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..??...what's yer question..
  7. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Super job, @ominus1 ! That is a killer deal for a killer koin of a kaptured Emperor!

    Valerius I

    RI Valerian I 253-260 CE AR Ant Felicitas stndg Caduceus and Cornucopia
  8. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..thanks ..i kuite agree..:D..
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  9. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Valerian I Ar Antoninianus Viminacium Obv. Bust right radiate draped and cuirassed seen from back. Rv. VICTORIA GERMANIC Victory standing left RIC 264 253 A.D. 4.62 grms 20 mm valeriansnr3.JPG
  10. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I have a single Valerian which I purchase for around $10 bucks. I’d doubt it’s rare at all but any decent ant for $10 is a win in my book
  11. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..of course you did see my latest addition to the republic right?!...:)
  12. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Wonderful portrait, excellent detail and what a surreal!
    I waited a long time to get this human foot stool from our own @Bing!
    Antoninianus, RIC 13,
    Oriens9 viewsOBV:
    radiate, draped & cuirassed
    bust right
    standing left, holding globe
    & raising right hand
    Minted at Lyons, 258-9 AD
  13. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ...><..a coward dies a 1000 deaths...(not to mention drinking molten gold)..of course me...i've only died couple of 100 times:rolleyes:
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2020
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  14. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

  15. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Nice details on that one, @ominus1, and for a nice price too.

    Valerian - Apollo Salvtari 1903.jpg VALERIAN I
    Billon Antoninianus. 2.82g, 20.5mm. Rome mint, AD 256-257. RIC 76; Cohen 28; Cunetio -. O: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. R: APOLL SALVTARI, Apollo standing left holding laurel branch in right hand and lyre resting on rock in left.

    Valerian - Phoenicia Tyre - Thebes Cadmus.jpg VALERIAN
    AE27. 13.98g, 27.3mm. PHOENICIA, Tyre, circa AD 253-260. Rouvier 2500. O: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. R: TVRIORVM, Cadmus standing left, holding patera and spear; at feet to left, cow reclining right; in left field, city gate of Thebes above ΘH/BЄ; murex shell to right.
  16. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    Great Valerians everyone!

    I have a few:
    Alexandria Troas SNG Cop 191v
    Rome RIC 89
    Antioch RIC 285
    Antioch RIC 286
    Eastern Field Mint RIC 288v
  17. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    Nice acquisition, ominus1! I have two of these, and yours is better than both.

    This is one of those instances when keeping a duplicate seems to make sense since they are so radically different in fabric - one appears to be silver, the other base metal.
    Valerian - RESTITVT ORIENS AUG 2018 (5).JPG

    Valerian - RESTITVT ORIENS Nov 2018 (0).jpg

    Valerian I Antoninianus
    (c. 256-258 A.D.)
    Antioch or Samosata mint

    IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust rt. / RESTITVT ORIENTIS, Orient, turreted, right presenting wreath to Valerian, in military attire, left.
    RIC 287c; RSC 189; Sear 9967

    (3.77 grams / 20 mm) - the AE one

    (4.12 grams / 23 x 20 mm) - the silver one
  18. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    It has always been my opinion that not all reverses are equal and the OP coin is the best single Valerian if you can have just one. When it was issued no one knew that the Orient was presenting Valerian with a collar rather than a Victory wreath. Many emperors have types 'special' to them. Of them all Valerian's is 'extra special'!
    That is a good example especially considering the price. The low quality metal alloy used that year makes it very hard to find these coins as nice as the ones shown in this thread. However this same 'problem' keeps down the demand fro collectors more interested in perfect condition so it is possible to get decent examples without paying extra for the interesting reverse.
  19. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..thanks and kool info Doug..wow, so that's a collar and not a wreath eh?!...Nathan sent the coin(it was an ebay bid buy) w/o any info on it, and where i got the info, that particular coin showed selling for $151.00...
  20. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    My only Valerian I:

    Valerian I, Silvered Billon Antoninianus, 257 AD, Milan Mint. Obv. Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, IMP VALERIANVS P AVG/ Rev. Virtus standing left, holding Victory with right hand and resting left hand on shield, with spear propped against left arm, VIRTVS AVGG. RIC V-1 266 var., Goebl 811d, Cunetio 770 (see https://tinyurl.com/qpb659c). [Not in Sear RCV III.] 22.5 mm., 3.4 g.

    Valerian I - Virtus AVGG - jpg version.jpg
  21. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

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