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I saw this AV aureus offered on post auction buys at Teutonburger Auction site. It took me 1 second to click "buy". Coin is Calicó plate coin RRRRR According to previous auction record Ars Classica Auction 27 lot 474 is descibed as unique.

Gallienus joint reign with Valerian I 253-60

AV Aureus ND (255-57) Roma Mint

Laureate/ draped/ cuirassed Bust Right


Apollo standing/ facing/ Left/ holding Laurel Branch & Lyre on Rock


3.45g.      21mm.      6h

Calicó 3469 (this coin)

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Wow!!! A beautiful coin that's also rare! SCORE!!!

Here's my favorite Gallienus.

Gallienus, 253-268 AD.
Roman Æ Antoninianus, 2.63 g, 20.8 mm, 5 h.
Rome Mint, 10th emission, 267-268 AD.
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right.
Rev: LIBERO P CONS AVG, tiger walking left, B in exergue.
Refs: RIC 230K; Göbl 713b; Cohen 586; RCV 10281; Cunetio 1341; Hunter 112.

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Thats a nice Tiger on reverse! Gallienus  struck a ton of AV/AR/AE coinage/ so many different types. Almost 12 pages in Calico II just aurei. Most are Rarity 2/3/4s. Not that many unique Aurei out there. I can only name Saturninus/ Sponsianus and few others.  Imagine a US god coin with one known/ the 33 Double Eagle 17 and counting known 16.7M. NFA had some truly amazing stuff/ same for Tkalec AG. Now Roma leads for rarities.


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This is a spectacular aureus. Consgratulations! I have many Gallienus coins, but nothing even remotely comparable to this aureus. 

I chose to show this one, because it was a nice Ebay find and the coin is rare and missing from RIC and other standard works



Mint: Rome, 4. Emission

Year: 257/8. 

The obverse legend with GM (Germanicus Maximus) is scarce 

The coin is also in very attractive condition, especially when compared to the notoriously weak and overused dies of his reign. I also like the portrait. The coin was quite cheap at EUR 28,-


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Thats a rare coin/ great buy for 28E!!!!!!

Seems Gallienus struck a slew of coins in all metals/ and most are very rare. Yet his coins are more affordable then common emperors like Elagalabus where his aurei are listed as scarce in Calico/ still go for 5 figures!

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