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    Gallienus (AD 253-268). Æ double sestertius (30mm, 24.32 gm, 5h). Rome  ca. AD 255-257, or Milan, AD 259. IMP GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gallienus right / VICTORI-A AVG III, S C across field, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. RIC V --. Cohen --, cf. 1127 (sestertius).  RCV --. Apparently unrecorded! Apparently one of two known specimens. Brown, somewhat rough patina. NGC Choice Fine 5/5 - 2/5.

    Most references do not show Gallienus as having issued double-sestertii in his own name, except for the  quasi-anonymous so-called "interregnum" issues of AD 268. However a handful of specimens  of this denomination with two reverse types (Pax and Victory) have appeared on the market in the 2000s, indicating a very limited issue. The citation VICTORIA AVG III, which, according to Alfoldi, was employed by the Western Roman mints at different times; if struck in Rome, the citation would indicate a date of AD 255-257; if at Milan (suggested by the obverse legend form), it points to an issue in AD 259, perhaps shortly after the capture of Valerian in the East and the revolt of Postumus in the West. If the latter is the case, the revival of the double-sestertius by Gallienus likely preceded and perhaps inspired the numerous Gallo-Roman double-sestertii of Postumus.


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