GordianAppreciator101 Posted May 26, 2022 · Member Share Posted May 26, 2022 It is widely known that, while Imperial Rome had its fair share of strong Bearded Emperors, many of the most renowned ones didn't sport facial hair. For the Gallic Empire though, that's a full 4/4 "legitimate" Emperors each sporting a distinctive beard and hairstyle that makes modern collectors' identification life easier even if the materials make the process tough on conservation. While I am myself a Gordian collector (who eventually grows a beard), I have grown to appreciate the detail every Gallic Emperor and wannabe put into their own hair. From Postumus' lush beard that covers his whole neck to Victorinus' backwards combed hair, matching his shorter beard and even Domitian II's amicable looking face, all three partake in what I've denominated "The Gallic Game". Each Emperor leaves a bearded legacy on portraits on coins and while their hair is long gone, their engraving remains in our memories and collections Join me on the Gallic Game and share your favourite Breakaway Beard in this thread! Below is mine: Victorinus 20 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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