Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD, BI Tetradrachm, Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch, struck 251 AD
Ruler/Emperor:
Trebonianus Gallus
City/Region:
Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antiochia ad Orontem
Denomination:
BI Tetradrachm
Composition:
Billon
Date:
251 AD
Obverse:
AVTOK K Γ OYIB TPЄB ΓAΛΛOC CЄΒ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus right; below bust, four pellets
Reverse:
ΔHMAΡX ЄΞOVCIAC, eagle, wings displayed, standing facing, head left, holding wreath in beak; between legs, Δ; in exergue, S-C
Size:
24.94 mm, 11.3 g, 6h
Grade:
aEF, lightly toned, lustrous
Rarity:
Rare, just over a dozen examples identified in online auction records
Provenance:
from the Maple Leaf Collection, ex Triskeles Auction 21 (29 September 2017), Lot 308
References:
McAlee 1172d; Prieur 662; BMC Syria [Seleucis and Pieria] p. 227, 639; SGIC 4349; SNG Copenhagen 290 var. (three pellets, Γ in exergue); Butcher p. 126, 13 var. (same)

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From the famous Antioch mint, responsible for some of the finest portraits of Roman emperors.

Trebonianus Gallus (Gaius Vibius Afinius Trebonianus Gallus Augustus), also known as "Gallus" was Roman Emperor from 251 to 253 AD, jointly ruling with his son Volusianus. Gallus was made emperor following the deaths of Trajan Decius and Herennius Etrsucs at the Battle of Abrittus, largely due to Gallus conspiring with the enemy. Initially co-ruling with Hostilian, the surviving son of Decius, Gallus soon appointed his own son, Volusianus as Caesar. Both Gallus and Volusianus were killed in August 253 after his army proclaimed Aemilianus as emperor, having lost faith in Gallus.