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Selection From the Antioch Hoard of Gallienus
The hoard consisted of 583 silver and silver-wash antoniniani. While the location of discovery is not known, the contents of the hoard strongly suggest a site near Antioch. The coins date from Elagabalus (218 - 222) to Aurelian (270 - 275). The vast majority came from the period of Gallienus (253 - 268), with slightly over half dating from that emperor's joint reign with his father Valerian. Only two coins, one each of Elagabalus (included in our selection) and Philip II date from before 250; only one coin of Aurelian was minted after 270. The hoard was analyzed and cataloged by Dr. David W. Sorenson. Our coins below are a selection of 191 coins from the hoard. Another selection of 339 coins was offered by Alex Malloy in 1992 in a mail bid sale. Mr. Malloy reports that the biggest buyers of the coins sold in 1992 included the American Numismatic Society, the British Museum, and the Bibliotheque National de France. AHG numbers are those assigned by Dr. Sorenson to the complete hoard of 583 coins.