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This hammered silver coin was stamped at the Asia mint in Antioch (present-day Turkey) during the rule of Gallienus, also known as Gallien. He ruled during a tumultuous period marked by invasions, civil war, plague and a shaky economy. The emperor is shown wearing a radiant, or solar crown, which symbolizes the power of the sun and the Greco-Roman gods Helios and Sol.

Details

  • Title: Coin, Antoninianus
  • Creator: Roman
  • Date Created: 253-268
  • Location Created: Antioch, Turkey
  • Physical Dimensions: 7/8" x 13/16"
  • Provenance: Gift of Ron D'Argenio
  • Type: Coin
  • Medium: Metal, Silver
  • Collection: The D'Argenio Collection
  • Accession #: 2015.16.0179

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