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Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD, AE Sestertius, struck 251-252 AD, Sear Roman Coins and Values Plate Coin

1,650.00 AUD

Rome mint, 2nd officina, 2nd emission
Trebonianus Gallus
AE Sestertius
251-252 AD
IMP CAES C VIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS AVG, Bust of Trebonianus Gallus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right, seen from behind
LIBERTAS AVGG, Liberias standing left, holding pileus and vindicta; SC, left and right, in field
19.4g, 28.98g, 12h
aEF, rectangular flan, well struck, well-centred, superb green patina, tiny edge crack on reverse
Pedigreed: ex Classical Numismatic Group Auction 111 (29 May 2019) Lot 786
SRCV III 9674 (this coin, illustrated); RIC IV 114a; Banti 21; Cohen V 64
Special Information:
Plate coin. This coin is illustrated in the beloved Sear's Roman Coins & Their Values Volume 5 by David R. Sear
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.
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