Roman Empire: bronze antoninianus of Gallienus (253-268 AD)

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  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    Roman Empire: bronze antoninianus of Gallienus (253-268 AD)
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    Obverse: Gallienus right, wearing radiate crown.
    Reverse: female deity/personification (Pax?)

    Came with a Littleton Coin Company ticket. They misspelled the name of Edward Gibbon (author of the classic Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire) as "Gibbons" [sic].

    This was posted here primarily for the purpose of uploading the pictures, but feel free to comment or post your own relevant coins if you like.

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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Gallienus 1.jpg
    GALLIENUS
    Antoninianus
    OBVERSE: IMP GALLIENVS AVG - Radiate head right.
    REVERSE: PAX AETERNA - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter
    Struck at Rome, 260-8 AD
    3.2g, 20mm
    RIC 252, C 716
     
  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    Aha. So Pax on mine then as well? Thanks.
     
  5. Alegandron

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

    GALLIENUS with Goober

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    RI Gallienus 253-268 CE Ant Milan mint Laetitia S -secunda
     
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  6. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

    You just have to love these 3rd-century portraits.

    Gallienus I AR Antoninianus.jpg
    Gallienus
    plated AE Antoninianus
    260-268 A.D.
    Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right
    Reverse: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, resting hand on shield and holding spear
    Diameter: 19.4 mm
    Weight 2.37 gr.
    RIC 534
    Milan Mint
     
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