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Home ▸ Catalog ▸ Roman Coins ▸ Crisis and Decline ▸ Valerian IIView Options:  |  |  | 

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.


Divo Valerian II, Caesar Early 256 - 258 A.D., Consecration Issue

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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.
RA84410. Silver antoninianus, Göbl MIR 911e, SRCV III 10606, RIC V 9 (Lugdunum), RSC IV 5, VF, nice portrait, toned, tight flan, tiny edge cracks, some die wear, weight 3.460 g, maximum diameter 21.2 mm, die axis 0o, 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; $155.00 (€137.95)
 


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Pietas in traditional Latin usage expressed a complex, highly valued Roman virtue; a man or woman with pietas respected his or her responsibilities to the gods, family, other people and entities (such as the state), and understood his or her place in society with respect to others.
RA73942. Billon antoninianus, Göbl MIR 255k; RIC V 20; RSC IV 50; Hunter IV p. 30, 5; SRCV III 10733, gVF, unstruck areas, light cleaning scratches, weight 2.990 g, maximum diameter 20.4 mm, die axis 45o, Rome mint, 257 - 258 A.D.; obverse P C L VALERIANVS NOB CAES, radiate and draped bust right, from behind; reverse PIETAS AVGG (to the piety of the two emperors), implements of the augurate and pontificate, from left to right: lituus (augur's wand), secespita (knife), patera (libation bowl), ewer (jug), simpulum (ladle) and aspergillum (sprinkler); scarce; $65.00 (€57.85)
 


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The infant Jupiter was suckled by the goat Amaltheia on Mount Ida.
RA69007. Silver antoninianus, Göbl MIR 907e, SRCV III 10731, RIC V 3 (Lugdunum), RSC IV 26, F, some mint luster, but struck with worn dies, weight 2.903 g, maximum diameter 22.9 mm, die axis 180o, Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne) mint, 1st emission, 257 - 258 A.D.; obverse VALERIANVS CAES, radiate and draped bust right, from behind; reverse IOVI CRESCENTI, child Jupiter riding right on goat, looking back, raising right hand; $60.00 (€53.40)
 


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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.
RA65668. Silver antoninianus, Göbl MIR 911e, SRCV III 10606, RIC V 9 (Lugdunum), RSC IV 5, aVF, toned, weight 3.221 g, maximum diameter 21.6 mm, die axis 315o, 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; $50.00 (€44.50)
 


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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.
RA77734. Billon antoninianus, Göbl MIR 261g, SRCV III 10608, RIC V 24, RSC IV 12, Hunter IV Deified 9, VF, unusual portrait, grainy and porous, clashed dies, coppery areas, weight 2.805 g, maximum diameter 20.2 mm, Rome mint, posthumous, 258 - 259 A.D.; obverse DIVO CAES VALERIANO, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse CONSECRATIO, altar-enclosure with double paneled door, horns and flames rising from top; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren Collection; scarce; $36.00 (€32.04)
 







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OBVERSE LEGENDS

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CORLICVALERIANVSCAES
CORVALERIANVSCAESAR
DIVOCAESVALERIANO
DIVOCAESARVALERIANO
DIVOCAESARIVALERIANO
DIVOVALERIANOCAES
LICVALERIANVSCAES
PCLVALERIANVSCAES
PCLVALERIANVSNC
PCLVALERIANVSNOBC
PCLVALERIANVSNOBCAES
PLICCORVALERIANVSCAES
PLICVALERIANVSCAES
VALERIANVSCAES
VALERIANVSNOBILCAES


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