, 1610e, 626, 28c, 10168 var. ( ), AHG 339 (this coin), VF, full circles strike, 4.148 g, maximum 23.2 mm, 180o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 260 - 268 A.D.; GALLIENVS , and right; , standing left, in right hand, in left hand, left; SOLD
, August 253 - September 268 A.D.
is the personification of valor and courage. Valor was, of course, essential for the success of a Roman emperor and was one of the embodiments of virtues that were of the Imperial cult. During his joint reign with his father, proved his courage in battle; but his failure to liberate his father from Persian captivity was perceived as cowardice and a disgrace to the Emperor and Empire. It was not, however, actually fear that prevented a rescue. While others mourned Valerian's fate, rejoiced in his new sovereignty.RA39814.
, 1617e, 1235a, S667, 10402 var. ( ), AHG 478 (this coin), EF, full circles strike, 4.060 g, maximum 22.7 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 266 - 267 A.D.; GALLIENVS , and right; (the valor of the Emperor), standing left, helmeted and wearing military garb, resting right hand on set on ground, spear with point up in left, left; from the Antioch Hoard of ; SOLD
, Summer 260 A.D.
From the Antioch Hoard of .
was the Roman personification of Hope. In art is normally depicted carrying flowers or a , but on coins she is almost invariably depicted holding a flower in her extended right hand, while the left is raising a fold of her dress. She was also named "ultima dea" - for Hope is the last resort of men. On this coin, the , , the designated successor of the emperor, is identified as the hope for the future of the Roman people. RS39711.
, AHG 318 (this coin), 1696d (Samosata), 36 (Antioch), 95 (Antioch), 10775 (uncertain Syrian), - (p. liii), VF, 4.085 g, maximum 21.6 mm, 0o, uncertain Syrian mint, as , 258 - 259 A.D.; SALON VALERIANVS , , draped, and right; (the hope of the public), (on left) and (on right) standing , is raising skirt and presenting flower to prince, holds in left; SOLD
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