Valerian I   253-260 AD

 

Valerian I 253-260 AD

Silver antoninianus, 21 mm, 4.01 gm.
Obv: IMP VALERIANVS AVG
Radiate draped bust of Valerian right.
Rev: PM TR P COS IIII PP
Valerian and Gallienus standing with crossed spears and shield between.

Struck 257 AD, refers to joint consulship.

Upon the death of Gallus, Valerian, was proclaimed Emperor by his troops. He ruled jointly with his son, Gallienus and was known for persecuting the Christians. He was captured by the Persian king, Shapur, while campaigning in the east and was never heard from again.

C. 169.

Inv#: 4899

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