Roman AE of Gallienus (AD 253-268) NGC(LG)

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Roman AE of Gallienus (AD 253-268) NGC(LG)

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  • Order Code: GALLIENUS-NGC
  • Grade/Condition: (LG) Low grade
  • Size: 18-22.5 mm
  • Weight/Dimensions: 44.7 g
  • Metal: Bronze
  • Obverse: Portrait of the Emperor
  • Reverse: Various reverses feature mythological and military themes


In the spring of A.D. 260, the Roman Emperor Valerian was taken prisoner by the Persian ”King of Kings.“ This humiliating capture, unprecedented in the long annals of Rome, ended Valerian’s reign, leaving his overmatched son Gallienus on the throne, and a power vacuum from Syria to Britain.