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
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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
Silver antoninianus issued AD 253/254.
Obv: IMP VALERIANVS P AVG, Radiate, draped bust facing left.
Rev: SALVS AVGG, Salus standing feeding snake from patera.
Good Very Fine | AUD $120.00