Orange Julius Posted February 26 · Member Share Posted February 26 (edited) Many see coins of the second half of the third century as a reflection of the decline of the times. While many coins don't show the attention to artistry and quality of the "golden eras," there are some coins that rival the artistry of those earlier times. While this coin has some issues (the green is not BD), I think the reverse is beautiful. It's an uncommonly artistic coin of a time where quality was slipping. I really like it. Anyway for this post, show me your coins of the second half of the third century (250-284 AD) that show a level of artistry uncommon for the times. ...or show me your Venus 🙂. Gallienus Antioch, 254-255 AD. Obverse: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right, seen from behind. Reverse. VENVS VICTRIX Venus standing front, head to left, holding helmet in her right hand and transverse scepter in her left, leaning left on shield set on ground. Cohen 1025. MIR 1573d. RIC 298 ('Viminacium'... when listed more recently as Antioch). Edited February 26 by Orange Julius 27 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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