Gallienus. A.D. 253-268. Antoninianus Animal Series Very Fine

Gallienus ruled as sole emperor from A.D. 260-268 during one of the most difficult times in the history of the empire. He issued a fantastic group of bronze Antoniniani coins to ask Gods for their protection. We offer: the Doe for Diana, The Hippocamp for Neptune, The Gazelle for Diana, and the Panther for Liber. The coins are Very Fine and for some of them we have just seven left, get in quick.
Gallienus. A.D. 253-268. Antoninianus Hippocamp Very fine_rev
Gallienus. A.D. 253-268. Antoninianus Hippocamp Very fine
Bronze Antoniniani coin depecting a Hippocamp on the reverse issued to ask the God Neptune for protection.
Availability: In stock
SKU: SGM237-7864
£24.50
Gallienus. A.D. 253-268. Antoninianus Gazelle Very Fine_rev
Gallienus. A.D. 253-268. Antoninianus Gazelle Very Fine
Gallienus ruled as sole emperor from A.D. 260-268 during one of the most difficult times in the history of the empire. Not only was the empire facing natural disasters and invasions on all sides but he had to face at least eight rebellions from his own governors and generals! He issued a fantastic group of bronze Antoninianus coins to honour the Gods, asking for their protection against these troubles. Though made in Europe, these coins were used in Britain and are a large part of the Mildenhall Hoard in the British Museum. Depicted on these coins are a variety of animals, some real and some mythical, each linked to one of the Roman deities. This series is known as the 'Gallienus Zoo Coins' and make a great set to try to complete. From this series, we offer here the Gazelle, identified as different to the antelope by the numbers ‘XI’ or ‘XII’ underneath and the straight horns. These are designed to honour Diana, the sister of Apollo and the goddess of the hunt. This is likely to bring luck to hunting and like her brother, for plagues and disease. The coins are at least Very Fine but because of the chaos at the time remember they may be a little weakly struck. As always the first to order will get the best. This is the last to complete the set we have available!
Availability: In stock
SKU: ACR0026
£24.50