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    Regalianus (usurper, AD 260). AR antoninianus (22mm, 3.06 gm 5h). NGC Choice XF 4/5 - 3/5, overstruck. Carnuntum mint. IMP C P C REGALIANVS AVG, radiate, draped bust of Regalianus right, seen from front / PROVIDENTIA AVGG, Providentia standing facing, head left, grain ears in right hand over a modius to left, cornucopia on left arm. RIC V.II 8. Extremely Rare.

    From the Morris Collection. Ex Leo Benz Collection (Lanz Numismatik, 2000), lot 37; H H Kricheldorf Auktion XXVIII, (18-19 June 1974, Stuttgart), lot 299.

    Regalianus and his wife Dryantilla rose to power at a time when the Empire was in complete chaos. The Persian king Shapur had captured Valerian I in the summer of 260. In this power vacuum, a number of rebellions broke out. In Gaul, the general Postumus aspired to rule the empire and in Antioch, Macrianus and Quietus sought more power. For a short time in 260, Regalianus struck coins in his own name and in the name of his wife Sulpicia Dryantilla. Virtually nothing is known of her except that she was the daughter of Claudia Ammiana Dryantilla and Sulpicius Pollio, a senator and officer in Caracalla's administration.


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