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    Gallienus. 253-268 AD. Aureus, 4.47g (11h). Rome, Sole Reign, 260-8 AD. Obv: GALLIEN - VS P F AVG Head left wearing wheat-stalk wreath. Rx: VICTORIA - AVG Gallienus in military dress standing left holding globe and transverse spear, crowned by Victory standing left behind him, also holding palm. Göbl 692b (15 specimens). Calicó 3614. Cohen 1112 (200 Fr.). RIC 81 (R). Plugged. Plug can be seen at 1h on the reverse. Nevertheless this is a famous and desirable type. VF.

    The famous portrait of Gallienus as Demeter after his initiation into the Elysinian Mysteries, on other aurei bizarrely labeled GALLIENAE AVGVSTAE!.


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    April, 2011
    14th Thursday
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