Victorinus had been declared emperor by the troops located at Augusta Treverorum. However, only the provinces of Gaul, Germania and Great Britain recognized him. Hispania deserted the Gallic Empire and declared its loyalty to Claudius Gothicus. This inspired the city of Autun to abandon Victorinus and declare its intention to declare itself for Claudius Gothicus. This forced Victorinus to march south and lay siege to it. Claudius did not send troops to the city, which was left alone without any rescuers. In the summer of 270, after a siege of seven months, the troops of Victorinus managed to take, plunder, and partially destroy the city. Autun defensive walls from the Roman era. The Roman Empire and the Gallic Empire had at least one thing in common: they both used their coinage in a purpose of propaganda, in other words promoting a particular politic cause or point of view. It was the case with the coinage of Victorinus during the siege of Autun. The period of time when the city was encircled by the Emperor troops and finally taken corresponds with the 3rd issues (3rd phase) of minting of Victorinus coinage. Two reverses known earliest in his reign have undergone some changes in order to celebrate and underline this victory : the PAX AVG had a palm , symbol of victory, added in the right field. It's possible to easily find nice specimens of this special issue for about 25$ if you keep your eyes open. A "regular" PAX 19mm 2.56g Mairat Trier 597 PAX with the palm 20mm 2.43g Mairat Trier 596 Rare examples of the parallel type INVICTVS appeared at the same time with a small stylized tree leaf under the floating side of Sol's mantle going to the left. The representation of this plant symbol quickly degenerates into a kind of triangle with slightly curved sides, called by the English authors Bland and Besly "hieroglyph". In the book The Cunitio and Normanby Hoards (1983) we can read: Rare INVICTVS "leaf" specimen, British Museum INVICTVS "hieroglyph" type 21mm 2.89g Mairat Trier 592 INVICTVS "hieroglyph" type, but here the triangle lost a side (worn die) 21mm 3.33g Mairat Trier 592 It's your turn now. Please show me your Victorinus, hieroglyph or Egyptians coins or anything you feel relevant !