Trebonianus Gallus, AD 251-253. Roman AR antoninianus, 3.5 g, 21 mm. Antioch, 1st series, AD 251-252. Obv: IMP C VIB TREB GALLVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust, right, ••• below bust. Rev: VICTORIA AVG, Victory advancing right, holding wreath in right hand and palm frond in left; no officina marks. Refs: RIC 95; Cohen 127; RCV 9655; Hunter, p. cvi. Notes: Scarce. Only two examples (1 in the Dorchester hoard and 1 in the Tulln hoard) are to be found among the 949 coins of Antioch representing 11 hoards summarized by Metcalf (p. 87). The handful of examples illustrated online are all of the 3rd series. There are four reverse types depicting Victory on coins issued for Treboninanus Gallus, one from Rome, on which she is depicted standing left ... Trebonianus Gallus, AD 251-253. Roman AR antoninianus, 3.46 g, 22.2 mm, 5 h. Rome, 6th officina, 5th issue, AD 253. Obv: IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust (viewed from back) of Trebonianus Gallus, right. Rev: VICTORIA AVGG, Victory standing left,holding wreath and palm. Refs: RIC 48a; Cohen/RSC 128; RCV 9656; Hunter 23. ... and three from Antioch -- Victory advancing right (as above), Victory standing on a globe and facing right (discussed earlier here; caution: I may have misidentified the coin as being of the 1st or second series in that post; I'm not sure) ... Trebonianus Gallus, AD 251-253. Roman AR antoninianus, 3.49 g, 20.3 mm, 7 h. Antioch, unmarked officina, AD 252-253. Obv: IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust (viewed from back) of Trebonianus Gallus, right. Rev: VICTORIA AVG, Victory standing right, on globe, holding a wreath and a palm. Refs: RIC 94; Cohen --; RSC 127b; RCV 9654; Hunter p. cvi. Notes: Scarce. Only six examples are to be found among the 949 coins representing 11 hoards summarized by Metcalf (p. 87). ... and Victory advancing left, RIC 93, an example of which still eludes my collection. My new acquisition illustrates the 1st series type of Antioch, characterized by a cuirassed and undraped bust with a fine style portrait, and with officina marks only on the obverse. The second series is like the first, but has officina marks on both sides of the coin. The third series features a draped and cuirassed bust of crude style and officina marks on both sides. I discuss this in more detail in last week's edition of T-Bone Tuesday. Don't expect much luster on these coins -- my coin illustrates the severe debasement of the coins from this mint. Gallus's coins of the Antioch mint average only 18.9% silver, whereas those issued in Rome were less debased (30.9%), with the least debased being the unknown branch mint previously believed to have been Mediolanum (37.9% silver) (Pannekeet, Table 3). Post your coins of T-Bone from Antioch, your favorite Victory reverse types, or anything you feel is relevant! ~~~ Pannekeet, Cornelis GJ. "A Theory on How the Denarius Disappeared and the Debasement of the Antoninianus." Academia.edu, www.academia.edu/3784962/A_theory_on_how_the_denarius_disappeared_and_the_debasement_of_the_antoninianus?auto=download.