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Finally Completed* my Gallic Emperor Collection - Laelianus

Harry G

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Hi all!

I'm very excited to share my latest buy - it's a grail coin that I've wanted for a long time. I finally bit the bullet and bought it a few days ago (on eBay of all places), and it arrived today!

Laelianus - VICTORIA AVG


IMP C LAELIANVS P F AVG - Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust r.

VICTORIA AVG - Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm


I somehow managed to buy a good condition one too; it's well centred, with good detail, and with a boldly struck reverse (reverses of Laelianus ants tend to be weakly struck).


Laelianus was the governor of Upper Germany under Postumus. He led a rebellion at Mainz against Postumus, but his support quickly ran out and he was murdered, so Postumus recaptured Mainz. Laelianus' revolt probably only lasted for one or two months.

Interestingly, Laelianus' revolt indirectly led to the fall of Postumus, as Postumus was murdered by his troops after refusing to let them ransack the city.


This nearly completes my collection of Gallic emperors (I'm still going to buy more of them, but now I have one of each emperor).



Unfortunately, I'm still missing a coin of Domitian II, and as there are only a couple known to exist at the moment, I don't think I'll be buying one very soon.

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...a red letter day indeed!.....i'm missing him and Marius...and of course Dom ll ..

my latest coin of that bunch in the Gallic way...


Postumus antoninianus by Aureolus 18mm, 3.75gms



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Very cool! I have the "common" Gallic rulers, though I haven't photographed them yet.

Laelianus is a tough pickup. If I were in your place, I'd help myself to an éclair. 🙂 

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@Harry G...That's a lovely addition and a sweet looking group..

Congrats. ..Here's my Marius.


MARIUS. Romano-Gallic Emperor, 269 AD.
Obverse..IMP CM AVR MARIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse..VICTORIA AVG, Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm.
RIC#17...Mint Trier?

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