Valerian 1 Silver 253-260 AD Antonius Bullion Roman Imperial Coin AE3 F

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SKU AC1526
Dimensions (mm) 20 x 20 x 1mm
Weight (carats) 19 carats

Valerian 1

Valerian I was a Roman emperor from 253 to spring 260 AD. He persecuted Christians and was later taken captive by the Persian emperor Shapur I after the Battle of Edessa, becoming the first Roman emperor to be captured as a prisoner of war, causing shock and instability throughout the Roman Empire.


MINTED: Antioch mint, AD 258-260


REF: RIC 287 (Antioch); AHG 115 (this coin); Göbl MIR 1700a (Samosata)


OBVERSE: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.


REVERSE: RESTITVT ORIENTIS, turreted female (the Orient) standing right presenting wreath to the Emperor who is standing half left and holding spear.

Weight: 3.8g

Roman bullion coins

This term is applied to coins of silver mixed with much copper alloy, or to copper with a small alloy of silver.

From the reign of Gallienus to that of Claudius II (ad 253 to 270), almost all the coins were made of bullion.

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