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Valerian Antoninianus

000_4729.jpg000_4727.jpg000_4731.jpg000_4726.jpgValerian I Antoninianus, Emperor AD 253-260, minted at Antioch, RIC 292, RSC 277, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valerian I facing right, IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, Reverse:  Valerian standing right, holding a globe and a long scepter, facing his son Gallienus who is holding Victory in his right hand and a transverse spear in his left, VIRTVS AVGG, very lustrous coin, great portrait of Valerian, detailed emperors on the reverse, right down to that little Victory, full and clear legends on both sides, an especially well struck and centered coin for the issue, very, very attractive and lustrous, Asking price:  $95 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Valerian I Antoninianus

000_2052.JPG000_2051.JPG000_2050.JPG000_2049.JPG000_2047.JPG000_2046.JPG000_2044.JPG000_2043.JPG000_2040.JPG000_2039.JPG000_2038.JPG000_2037.JPG000_2036.JPGValerian I Antoninianus, Emperor AD 253-260, struck at Rome AD 253, RIC V, Part I, page 45, 74c; RSC25; Van Meter 10, Obverse: radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valerian facing right, IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, Reverse: Apollo standing right, drawing back his bow and arrow, APOLINI PROPVG, very lustrous coin with very light attractive toning, great portrait of Valerian in high relief. Though softly struck, the reverse shows much detail, full and crisp legend on the obverse, the reverse legend is softly struck but very legible, the slight roughness in the photos of the obverse with the light shining into Valerian’s face is barely imperceptible (if at all) on the coin in hand, the luster makes the high relief portrait difficult to photograph, a lovely coin, much, much sharper in hand (this coin was for some reason very difficult to photograph, and in hand, especially, the portrait is sharp and detailed, Asking price: $77 includes priority shipping and insurance000_2035.JPG

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Valerian I Antoninianus

000_2014.JPG000_2012.JPG000_2011.JPG000_2010.JPG000_2007.JPG000_2005.JPG000_2003.JPG000_2002.JPG000_2001.JPG000_2000.JPG000_1999.JPG000_1998.JPG000_1997.JPGValerian I Antoninianus, Emperor AD 253-260, RIC 253; Van Meter 75, Obverse: radiate and draped bust of Valerian I facing right, IMP VALERIANVS P AVG, Reverse: Salus standing right, holding a snake in her arms and feeding it from a patera, SALVS AVGG, very lustrous coin with very, very light toning, a wonderful, sharp, and much better than usually seen portrait of Valerian in high relief, detailed reverse though the reverse is slightly softly struck, a super serpent with a long tail that threatens to snake off the flan, full and crisp legends on both sides with the exception of P AVG on the obverse slightly softly struck, a real beauty and a much better example of Valerian’s coinage than is usually encountered (especially the obverse) and a scarce type for Valerian with this reverse, and again, an exceptional portrait of this ill-fated emperor, Asking price: $175 includes priority shipping and insurance000_1996.JPG

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Valerian Antoninianus

000_8142.JPG000_8140.JPG000_8139.JPG000_8138.JPG000_8137.JPG000_8134.JPG000_8131.JPG000_8130.JPG000_8128.JPG000_8126.JPG000_8124.JPG000_8120.JPG000_8119.JPG000_8118.JPG000_8114.JPG000_8111.JPG000_8110.JPG000_8109.JPG000_8107.JPGAD 253-260, struck at Rome, RIC 128, RSC 224, Obverse: radiate and draped bust of Valerian facing right, IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, Reverse: Victory standing left, resting her right hand on a shield on the ground and holding her palm branch in her left arm, VICTORIA AVGG, very lustrous coin, superb portrait of Valerian, very sharp and detailed Victory on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides of the coin, obverse legend is very long and tight but very crisp, well centered and struck coin with high relief features on both sides, and very beautiful, exquisite in hand and an exceptional example of this issue of Valerian’s, one of the best I’ve seen, and pin sharp, a scarce coin, Asking price: $315    includes priority shipping and insurance000_8106.JPG

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Valerian I Antoninianus

000_5041.JPG000_5040.JPG000_5039.JPG000_5038.JPG000_5037.JPG000_5036.JPG000_5034.JPG000_5033.JPG000_5032.JPG000_5030.JPG000_5029.JPG000_5026.JPG000_5025.JPG000_5024.JPG000_5023.JPG000_5022.JPG000_5020.JPG000_5019.JPG000_5018.JPG000_5017.JPGAD 253-260, minted circa AD 255-256 to recognize Valerian’s accession to emperor, and the reverse legend refers to public vows made for a prosperous rule for the empire under Valerian, struck at either Samosata? (RIC 295, RSC 279) or Antioch? (RIC 294, RSC 280), Obverse: radiate and draped bust of Valerian I facing right, IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, Reverse: two Victories hanging a shield inscribed with SC on a palm tree, VOTA ORBIS, lustrous coin with evenly distributed light to medium and very attractive toning not wholly captured by my photography, very, very nice portrait of Valerian and an especially sharp and detailed reverse, well centered on a very large flan, and well struck with the exception of AVG in the obverse legend and IS in the reverse legend not fully struck up, otherwise the legends are clear and sharp, a scarce coin and in my opinion a superior example of this issue of Valerian’s, Asking price: $185 includes priority shipping and insurance000_5015.JPG

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