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Gallienus Antoninianus

Gallienus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 253-268, minted at Samosata AD 260, RIC 457, RSC 1266, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gallienus facing right, IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG, Reverse:  Gallienus standing right, holding a long transverse scepter, receiving a wreath from Roma standing left and holding a spear and shield, VIRTVS AVG, a lustrous coin with the barest touch of attractive toning and very light silvering throughout, a great portrait of Gallienus, the reverse is really something with its sharpness and detail, a well struck and centered coin with full and clear legends on both sides, a lovely coin indeed with its detail and its mixture of toning and silvering, Asking price:  $215 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Gallienus Antoninianus

Gallienus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 253-268, minted at Antioch, RIC 440, RSC 378, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gallienus facing right, IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG, Reverse:  Gallienus on the left, holding a short scepter in his left hand and accepting with his outstretched right hand a globe from Jupiter standing opposite him holding a long scepter, a wreath centered above them, IOVI CONSERVATORI, a lustrous coin attractively toned and with some silvering, a wonderful portrait of Gallienus, detailed emperor and Jupiter on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a lovely coin well centered and struck, Asking price:  $90 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered overseas (see shipping information page)

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Gallienus Antoninianus

000_0926.JPG000_0925.JPG000_0923.JPG000_0919.JPG000_0918.JPG000_0916.JPG000_0914.JPG000_0913.JPG000_0912.JPG000_0909.JPGGallienus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 253-268, struck at Antioch AD 267, RIC-V-I-612-C; RSC 1245; 22.5 mm, 4.56 gms, Obverse: radiate and draped bust of Gallienus facing right, GALLIENVS AVG, Reverse: a soldier (or Virtus) standing right, holding a spear in his right hand and resting a shield on the ground with his left, VIRTVS AVG, a lustrous coin with lovely toning, a superb and well struck portrait of Gallienus, a very detailed Virtus on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, the numismatist/dealer from whom I puchased this coin grades it Extremely Fine and remarks of it: “Well centered and struck with light antique toning adhering to both surfaces. Just a slight bit of strike weakness in the center of the reverse prevents this piece from achieving a higher grade.”  Indeed a lovely coin struck on a large flan with beautiful lustrous toning and each side with a full beaded border, Asking price: $235 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)000_0908.JPG

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Gallienus Antoninianus

000_0358.JPG000_0357.JPG000_0356.JPG000_0355.JPG000_0353.JPG000_0352.JPG000_0351.JPG000_0350.JPG000_0348.JPG000_0347.JPG000_0346.JPG000_0345.JPG000_0344.JPGGallienus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 253-268, RIC 667(s); RSC 1235a; struck at Antioch, 3.22 gms, Obverse: radiate and cuirassed bust of Gallienus facing right, GALLIENVS PF AVG, Reverse: Virtus (or Mars) standing left, holding a spear in his left hand and resting his right hand on a shield standing upright on the ground, VIRTVS AVG, *(star) in left field,000_0343.JPG very(!) lustrous coin with 100% silvering, just the ever so slightest touch of lovely toning, an absolutely superb and exquisitely detailed portrait of Gallienus, a very detailed Virtus on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides of the coin, just a beauty indeed, and a superior example of this issue of Gallienus’s coinage with a portrait that just yells out the tonsorial talents of the emperor’s barber, wonderfully well struck and centered coin, Asking price: $255 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Gallienus Antoninianus

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Gallienus Antoninianus

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