Roman Silver Antoninianus of Valerian 1st (AD253-260) NGC(F)

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Roman Silver Antoninianus of Valerian 1st (AD253-260) NGC(F)

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  • Order Code: VALERIAN1ST(AR)NGC
  • Grade/Condition: (F) Fine
  • Weight/Dimensions: 43.82 g | 3.4 x 2.4 x 0.4
  • Metal: Silver
  • Obverse: Portrait of emperor
  • Reverse: Various pagan deities reflecting contemporary political, military, and religious themes
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In the year 260, in a battle on the Eastern front, the emperor Valerian was taken prisoner by the hated Persians. He died in captivity, and his corpse was stuffed and hung on the wall of the palace of the Persian king.