Gallienus – Antoninianus – Valerian and Gallienus

Gallienus , 255 - 256 AD , Roman Imperial Coins

Obverse:  IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right

The inscription reads: Imperator Caesar Publius Licinius Gallienus Pius Felix Augustus –  Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar Publius Licinius Gallienus, the pious, the fortunate, emperor (Augustus).

Reverse:  PIETAS AVGG – Gallienus and Valerian, standing face to face, sacrificing at altar; right figure holding patera in right hand and parazonium in left hand (?); left figure holding patera in right hand and eagle-tipped sceptre in left hand

The inscription reads: Pietas Duorum Augustorum –
Piety of the two emperors (Augusti).

  • Gallienus
  • Samosata
  • Antoninianus
  • Silver
  • 3.86
  • 21mm
  • RIC 447

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