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Valerian I

P. Licinius Valerianus
Augustus (AD 253-260)  |  De Imperatoribus Romanis entry

A Roman senator of a distinguished family, he brought his army down from the Rhine to assist Gallus against the Aemilian. He arrived too late even though his forces defeated Aemilian. Valerian was proclaimed emperor and immediately raised his grown son Gallienus to be his colleague. Valerian took his army East to face the Persians but was defeated and captured by Shapur


Obverse Legends on coins depicting Valerian I

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Coins of Valerian I currently available

Valerian I
Silver antoninianus issued AD 253-258.
Obv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGG, Victory standing resting on shield and holding palm.
Very Fine   |   AUD $75.00