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Valerian II, Caesar, Early 256 - 258 A.D.

Publius Licinius Cornelius Valerianus (Valerian II) was the son of Gallienus and Salonina, Grandson of Valerian I and Mariniana, and was raised to the rank of Caesar upon his father's accession. He died two years later.


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Valerian II was son of Gallienus and Salonina, Grandson of Valerian I and Mariniana. He was raised to the rank of Caesar upon his father's accession but died only two years later.
RS86675. Silver antoninianus, Gbl MIR 911e, SRCV III 10606, RIC V-1 9 (Lugdunum), RSC IV 5, Choice EF, among the finest examples of the type, nearly as struck, light toning, much luster, slight double strike, some die wear, edge cracks, weight 3.058 g, maximum diameter 22.9 mm, die axis 180o, Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne) mint, posthumous, 258 - 259 A.D.; obverse DIVO VALERIANO CAES, radiate and draped bust right, from behind; reverse CONSECRATIO, Valerian II carried into the heavens seated on eagle flying right, waiving his right hand, scepter in his left hand; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; SOLD


Valerian II, Caesar, Early 256 - 258 A.D., Sillyum, Pamphylia

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Only the two examples found. Other references checked: SNG von Aulock -, SNG France -, SNG Righetti-, SNG Fitzwilliam -, SNG Anamur -, SNG Von Post -, SNG Hunterian -, SGICV -, and Lindgren -.
RP42052. Bronze 10 assaria, SNG Cop 451, SNG Keckman 695; BMC Lycia -, et al. -; cf. SNG Righetti 1320 (Gallienus and Salonina obverse), SNG sterreich 1960 (same), F, grainy, weight 18.245 g, maximum diameter 34.4 mm, die axis 45o, Sillyum mint, 268 A.D.; obverse ΠOY ΛIK KOP OYAΛEPIANON, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, eagle below, I before; reverse CIΛΛYEΩN, Zeus seated left, Nike right offering wreath in extended right hand, long scepter in left hand, right leg drawn back; extremely rare; SOLD


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Superb angelic portrait of unusual style. Natural rainbow toning.
RA07626. Silver antoninianus, Gbl MIR 265h, RIC V-1 27, RSC IV 7, SRCV III -, aEF, struck with cracked die, slightly irregular flan, slight porosity on reverse, weight 3.96 g, maximum diameter 22.4 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 258 - 259 A.D.; obverse DIVO CAES VALERIANO, radiate head right; reverse CONSECRATIO, eagle standing right head left, S in exergue; from the Scott Collection; SOLD







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PCLVALERIANVSNOBC
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REFERENCES

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Calic, X. The Roman Avrei, Vol. Two: From Didius Julianus to Constantius I, 193 AD - 335 AD. (Barcelona, 2003).
Cohen, H. Description historique des monnaies frappes sous l'Empire Romain, Volume 5: Gordian I to Valerian II. (Paris, 1885).
Elmer, G. "Die Mnzprgung der gallischen Kaiser von Postumus bis Tetricus in Kln, Trier und Mailand." in Bonner Jahrbcher 146 (1941).
Gbl, R. et al. Moneta Imperii Romani, Band 35: Die Mnzprgung des Kaiser Valerianus I/Gallienus/Saloninus (253/268), Regalianus (260) un Macrianus/Quietus (260/262). (Vienna, 2000).
Mattingly, H., Sydenham and Webb. The Roman Imperial Coinage, Vol V, Part I, Valerian to Florian. (London, 1927).
Robinson, A. Roman Imperial Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet, University of Glasgow, Vol. IV. Valerian I to Allectus. (Oxford, 1978).
Seaby, H.A. & D.R. Sear. Roman Silver Coins, Volume IV, Gordian III to Postumus. (London, 1982).
Sear, D.R. Roman Coins and Their Values, Volume Three, The Accession of Maximinus I to the Death of Carinus AD 235 - AD 285. (London, 2005).
Vagi, D. Coinage and History of the Roman Empire. (Sidney, 1999).

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Roman Coins of Valerian II