Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus was Roman emperor with his father Valerian from AD 253-260, with Valerian ruling the East and Gallienus the West. In AD 260 when Valerian was taken captive by the Persians, Gallienus became sole emperor. During his reign, he struggled to keep the empire together. He also introduced military reforms as well as a policy of religious tolerance that lasted for decades. In AD 268, Gallienus was murdered by his senior officers while besieging the insurgent general in Milan.
Selection of Roman Gallienus Bronze Antoninianii with Animal Reverse
A selection of bronze Roman antoninianii, struck by the Emperor Gallienus.
On the obverse, the coin of Gallienus presents the profile of the Emperor, wearing the radiant crown associated with Sol Invictus. The Emperor’s profiled head is framed by the legend, denoting his name and title of Augustus. The reverse features a variety of animals, including: a lion; a stag or deer; a centaur and a Pegasus.
Diameter will vary from coin to coin, approximately 1.7cm – 2.0cm.
N.B. Priced Individually. Please make your selection of which animal you would like to purchase. Further selection is not available.
Condition: Fine condition.