ambr0zie Posted June 12, 2022 · Member Share Posted June 12, 2022 (edited) After I managed to obtain one of my main targets in an auction today, I noticed something that always grabs my attention - some nicely silvered Gallienus coins. Every ancient coins collector instantly thinks about Zoo series, but the coinage of Gallienus still offers other attractive types. And the mint workers had some imagination, in my opinion above the period's average. I like the Zoo series a lot and have some examples, but from what I saw finding a coin from this series with some silvering and also well struck and centered is not exactly easy. For the non Zoo series, things are better. Here are today's purchases: Gallienus AD 266-268. Antioch Antoninianus Æ silvered 21 mm, 3,77 g AD 266 - AD 268 GALLIENVS AVG, bust of Gallienus, radiate, draped, right / VENER VICTRICI, Venus, draped, standing left, holding helmet in right hand and spear and shield in left hand. In exergue VIIC dot Cf RIC V Gallienus 660 Gallienus AD 260-268. Antioch Antoninianus Æ silvered 21 mm, 3,60 g GALLIENVS AVG, bust of Gallienus, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right / VICTORIA AVG, Victory, winged, draped, standing or walking left, holding wreath in right hand and palm in left hand RIC V Gallienus 663 Gallienus AD 253-268. Antioch Antoninianus Æ silvered 22 mm, 3,00 g GALLIENVS AVG, bust of Gallienus, radiate, cuirassed, right / LVNA LVCIF, Diana, draped, walking right, holding torch. Exergue PXV. RIC V Gallienus 609 These will be good additions near my favorite Gallienus coin and, why not, to my only Gallienus coin from my Zoo series that still shows traces of silvering Do you have Gallienus coins with silvering remaining? Please post them. Edited June 12, 2022 by ambr0zie 23 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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