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Roma Numismatics Ltd > E-Sale 8Auction date: 31 May 2014
Lot number: 482

Lot description:

Gallienus Æ26 of Uncertain mint, Dacia. Joint rule with Valerian I. Year 10 = AD 255/256. IMP GALLIENVS PIV AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / PROVINCIA DACIA, Dacia standing left, holding standards inscribed V and XIII; eagle to left, lion to right, AN X in exergue. Varbanov 92; Moushmov 24; SGI 4525. 8.25g, 26mm, 6h.

Very Fine. Extremely Rare.

Literary sources for the period are unclear, with some suggesting that the province of Dacia was lost during the reign of Gallienus. However, this is challenged by the repeated victories over the Carpi and associated Dacian tribes that enabled Gallienus to claim the title 'Dacicus Maximus', and it might be just such a victory that is commemorated by this reverse type.

Estimate: 30 GBP