Loyal to Gallus, Valerian and his army arrived to late to the save the emperor but quickly defeated Aemilian and replaced him. His son Gallienus was almost immediately appointed co-Emperor. Valerian was captured by Shapur the Persian and disappeared from history around 260.
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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