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Gallienus

P. Licinius Egnatius Gallienus
Augustus (AD 253-268)  |  De Imperatoribus Romanis entry

Son of Valerian and Mariniana, he was raised by his father to be emperor. Gallienus remained in the West while his father led his legions to a disastrous defeat against Shapur. After Valerian's death the empire was plagued with revolts that kept Gallienus busy for a further eight years. Eventually a conspiracy successfully removed him and appointed Claudius II as the new emperor


Obverse Legends on coins depicting Gallienus

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Coins of Gallienus currently available

Coin image Gallienus
Bronze antoninianus issued AD 255/256.
Obv: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right.
Rev: VIRTVS AVGG, Emperors standing facing each other.
Fine   |   AUD $45.00
Coin image Gallienus
Silver antoninianus issued AD 264-266.
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head facing right.
Rev: MARTI PACIFERO, Mars standing holding branch and spear, H in left field.
Good Fine   |   AUD $50.00
Coin image Gallienus
Silvered bronze antoninianus issued AD 265.
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate, draped bust facing right.
Rev: SAECVLARES AVG, Antelope standing right, branch below.
Fine-Very Fine   |   AUD $60.00
Coin image Gallienus
Bronze antoninianus issued AD 261-263.
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head facing right.
Rev: SECVRIT PERPET, Securitas standing holding sceptre and leaning against column, H in right field.
About Very Fine   |   AUD $70.00
Coin image Gallienus
Bronze antoninianus issued AD 266.
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right.
Rev: LAETITIA AVG, Laetitia standing holding wreath and rudder (VIIC in ex.).
About Very Fine   |   AUD $70.00
Coin image Gallienus
Bronze antoninianus issued AD 266/267.
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate, draped bust facing right.
Rev: VIRTVS AVG, Hercules standing right holding club and apple (VIIC᛫ in ex.).
Very Fine   |   AUD $70.00
Coin image Gallienus
Silvered bronze antoninianus issued AD 264.
Obv: GALLIENVS PF AVG, Radiate head facing right.
Rev: VIRTVS AVGVSTI, Hercules standing right, hand on hip and resting on club with lion skin on rock, star in field.
Nice Very Fine   |   AUD $80.00
Coin image Gallienus
Silvered bronze antoninianus issued AD 266/267.
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head facing right.
Rev: ABVNDANTIA AVG, Abundantia standing emptying cornucopiae, B in left field.
Very Fine-Extremely Fine   |   AUD $130.00