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RIC Volume V, Part I - Gallienus

Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus ruled as Augustus from 253-268.  Having come from a distinguished Etruscan family, he jointly ruled with Valerian I from 253-260, with Valerian I and Saloninus in 260 and solely from 260-268.  His family tree:

Son of Valerian I and Mariniana
Husband to Salonina
Father of Valerian II and Saloninus

Gallienus' 15 year rule was a series of battles.  He became emperor in 253 when his father assumed reign.  Valerian I headed off to Asia Minor to work on the Eastern Empire, while Gallienus was left to work on issues in the European parts.  Father and son would never see each other again as Valerian I would be captured by Shapur I of the Sasanian Empire in 260.

Gallienus first struggled against the Germans on the Rhine and Danube, resulting in the acquisition of the title Germanicus Maximus five times from 255-258.  Valerian II died at some time in 258, either from natural causes or in one of the Danubian battles.  Gallienus decided to abandon that campaign in order to concentrate on an invasion staged by the Juthungi (Alemanni) in the Rhine area.  The invasion met opposition with Gallienus near Milan and was sorely defeated.  Around this same time, Saloninus was named Caesar and sent to Cologne to establish his authority there and begin looking after the Western Empire.

Since Valerian I, while leading a plague infested army, was captured by Shapur I at Emesa in 260, the Eastern Empire was now in a state of flux.   Assuming leadership was the praetorian prefect Callistus and the quartermaster-general Macrianus Senior.  Seizing the opportunity for revolt, they proclaimed Macrianus Senior's two sons Quietus and Macrianus as emperors in Antioch.   At the same time, the Franks were invading and reached as far south as Spain.   Also, the governor of Lower Germany, Postumus, saw his opportunity and staged a revolt as well.  Postumus took Cologne, executed Saloninus and his advisers, leaving the western provinces outside of the rule of the Roman Empire for 14 years.

Revolts sprang up in Egypt (Aemilianus, but not the one who would become emperor), Pannonia and Moesia (Ingenuus) and Byzantium (in response to the raids of the Goths).  All of these were quickly subdued, but another revolt arose again in Pannonia and Moesia by Regalianus.  The usurpation by Regalianus was the only one resulting in coinage that is known.

Gallienus, now devoid of offspring, gave the task of dealing with the revolt of Quietus and Macrinus to Aureolus, his general.  Aureolus was used to dealing with revolts as he defeated Ingenuus.  Aureolus' commander, Domitianus, met Macrinus, Macrinus Senior and army in Illyricium.  Quietus remained in power until Odaenathus of Palmyra, working as vice regent for Gallienus, defeated him eight months later.  How well did all of this turn out for Gallienus?  Not terribly well.   Aureolus decided to stage his own revolt in 262, but came to terms with Gallienus and was given command of the new cavalry corps.

Having suppressed most of the revolts (remember Postumus was still ruling in the West), Gallienus returned to Rome in 263 to celebrate his decennalia.   Since the dynamics of the Empire were changing so rapidly, some new policies were in order:

1.  Milan became the military hub due to the proximity to the Danube and Rhine regions and the ability to thwart invasions to Italy.
2.  A new field army and cavalry corps was created, which would be under the command of Aureolus.
3.  Senators could no longer assume command posts.

With the new policies in place, Gallienus and Aureolus headed off to battle Postumus.   After some time, Postumus was trapped in a city, but Gallienus was injured by an arrow.  Progress stopped and command was turned over to Aureolus.  It is suspected Aureolus allowed Postumus to escape what should have been certain capture and execution.  Gallienus was forced to give up the offensive and sent Aureolus to gather more troops and set up a defense in Milan.

In 267, a massive invasion of Asia Minor was staged by the Goths and Heruli.  This invasion was so effective, the armies were within sight of Italy before being turned back.   Rhodes, Crete, Thrace, Macedon, Thessaly and Central Greece were all pillaged in the process.  Gallienus and Claudius II defeated the invaders at Naissus.

While Gallienus was off in the Balkans working on the Goth and Heruli invasion, Aureolus seizes the opportunity for yet another revolt.  He defected to the side of Postumus, forcing Gallienus to give up the Gothic campaign and turn his attention again to the West.  He arrived in Milan in September of 268, finding Aureolus had already been besieged by Claudius II.  Gallienus assumed command of the siege to dispose of Aureolus himself.  Within a couple of weeks of his arrival at Milan, Gallienus left his tent, unprotected, as there was news of a counter-attack by Aureolus, and was assassinated.  Historians record that at the very least Claudius II was part of the conspiracy and may very well have murdered Gallienus himself.  Co-conspirators were Heraclianus (who was sent to dispose of Vabalathus and Zenobia, but failed), Marcianus (who had helped in the Gothic campaign at Naissus) and Aurelianus, who became emperor himself two years later.

With Gallienus dead, Claudius II paid off the soldiers, was proclaimed emperor, finished the siege of Milan, executed Aureolus, joined the senate and proceeded to massacre Gallienus' family and associates in Rome in spite for Gallienus' policy of disallowing senatorial command posts in the army.

Luckily for numismatists, all of this struggling over 15 years produced some wonderful and historically significant coinage.  In 260, following the defeats of the revolts, Gallienus produced Antoniniani at Milan, honoring his different legions.  Each legion or cohort is featured through the legionary badge on the reverse, along with the victory number and P F for Pia Fidelis.  One coin type was issued for each of the three battles in which the unit participated.  Victory V was against the Alemanni, VI was against Ingenuus and VII was against Regalianus.

Legion or Cohort Number and Name
Reverse Legend, Legionary Badge

Praetorian Cohort
COHH PRAET VI P VI F, radiate lion walking
COHH PRAET VII P VII F, radiate lion walking

Legion I - Adiutrix
LEG I ADI V P V F, capricorn
LEG I ADI VI P VI F, capricorn
LEG I ADI VII P VII F, capricorn

Legion I - Italica
LEG I ITAL VI P VI F, boar running
LEG I ITAL VII P VII F, hippocampus

Legion I - Minervia
LEG I MIN VI P VI F, Minerva standing
LEG I MIN VII P VII F, Minerva standing

Legion II - Adiutrix
LEG II ADI VI P VI F, Pegasus
LEG II ADI VI P VI F, wild boar
LEG II ADI VII P VII F, Pegasus

Legion II - Claudia Adiutrix
LEG II CL ADI VI P VI F, capricorn

Legion II - Italica
LEG II ITAL VI P VI F, capricorn
LEG II ITAL VI P VI F, she-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus
LEG II ITAL VII P VII F, she-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus

Legion II - Parthicus
LEG II PART V P V F, centaur walking and holding globe and club
LEG II PART VI P VI F, centaur walking and holding globe and club

Legion III - Italica
LEG III ITAL VI P VI F, stork walking
LEG III ITAL VII P VII F, stork walking

Legion IV - Flavia
LEG IIII FL VI P VI F, lion running
LEG IIII FL VII P VII F, lion running

Legion V - Macedonica
LEG V MAC VI P VI F, Victoria standing with eagle at feet
LEG V MAC VII P VII F, Victoria standing with eagle at feet

Legion VII - Claudia Pia Fidelis
LEG VII CL VI P VI F, bull walking
LEG VII CL VII P VII F, bull walking
LEG VII CL VII P VII F, lion running

Legion VIII - Augusta
LEG VIII AVG V P V F, bull walking
LEG VIII AVG VI P VI F, bull walking
LEG VIII AVG VII P VII F, bull walking

Legion X - Gemina
LEG X GEM VI P VI F, bull walking
LEG X GEM VII P VII F, bull walking

Legion XI - Claudia Pia Fidelis
LEG XI CL VI P VI F, Neptune standing

Legion XIII - Gemina
LEG XIII GEM VI P VI F, Victory walking with a lion walking toward her

Legion XIV - Gemina Marti Victrix
LEG XIIII GEM VI P VI F, capricorn

Legion XXII - Primigenia
LEG XXII VI P VI F, capricorn
LEG XXII VII P VII F, capricorn

Legion XXX - Ulpia Victrix
LEG XXX VLP VI P VI F, Neptune standing
LEG XXX VLP VII P VII F, Neptune standing

Gallienus also produced an entire series of Antoniniani invoking the protection of various gods and goddesses against the revolt of Aureolus in 268:

Apollo:  APOLLINI CONS AVG

Centaur walking right
Centaur walking left, holding globe and trophy
Centaur galloping left, firing arrow right
Griffin walking right or left
Griffin seated right or left
Pegasus standing right

Diana:  DIANAE CONS AVG

Doe walking right or left
Stag walking right or left
Goat standing right
Antelope walking right or left
Boar walking right

Hercules:  HERCVLI CONS AVG

Lion walking left
Boar walking right

Jupiter:  IOVI CONS AVG

Goat walking right or left

Juno:  IVNONI CONS AVG

Goat walking left

Liber:  LIBERO CONS AVG

Panther walking right or left

Mercury:  MERCVRIO CONS AVG

Hippocampus

Neptune:  NEPTVNO CONS AVG

Hippocampus right or left
Capricorn right

Sol:  SOLI CONS AVG

Pegasus prancing right or left
Bull standing right

For more information on the subject and study of Gallienus zoo coins, please visit Jim Phelps' great site.

Information for this study was derived from:

Vagi, David, "Coinage and History of the Roman Empire", Amos Press, Inc., 1999

Van Meter, David, "The Handbook of Roman Imperial Coins", Laurion Press, 2000

Joint Reign with Valerian I: 253-260


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 258-259, Joint Reign, Lugdunum (RIC) Cologne (Göbl)
GALLIENVS . P . F . AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right, drapery on left shoulder
DEO M_ARTI
Mars standing facing, helmeted head left, reversed spear in left hand, right hand resting on shield set on ground, all in tetrastyle temple with empty pediment
20mm x 23mm, 3.31g
RIC V, Part I, 10; Göbl 889h
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 256, Joint Reign, Lugdunum
IMP GALLIENVS PIVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIDES MILITVM
Eagle on globe between two ensigns
20mm x 23mm, 3.45g
RIC V, Part I, 11 (C)
Ex Ephesus Numismatics, VAuctions, October 2006


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 258-259, Joint Reign, Lugdunum
GALLIENVS . P . F . AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
GERMANICVS MAX V
Trophy between two captives
21mm x 23mm, 3.85g
RIC V, Part I, 18 (C)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 335, September 2005


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 258-259, Joint Reign, Lugdunum
GALLIENVS • P • F • AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
GERMANICVS MAX V
Trophy between two captives
20mm x 24mm, 2.93g
RIC V, Part I, 18 (C)


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 258-259, Joint Reign, Lugdunum (RIC) Köln (Göbl)
GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
GERMANICVS MAX V
Trophy between two captives
20mm x 21mm, 3.04g
RIC V, Part I, 18 (C); Göbl 872d
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 258-259, Joint Reign, Lugdunum
GALLIENVS . P . F . AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust left, spear in right hand over shoulder, shield in left
GERMANICVS MAX V
Trophy between two captives
19mm x 21mm, 3.26g
RIC V, Part I, 18 (C)


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 258-259, Joint Reign, Lugdunum
GALLIENVS AVG GERM V
Radiate, cuirassed bust left, spear in right hand over shoulder, shield in left
GERMANICVS MAX V
Trophy between two captives
20mm x 23mm, 4.96g
RIC V, Part I, 19 (C)


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 257 (Zschucke) 258 (RIC), Joint Reign, Lugdunum (RIC), Cologne (Zschucke)
IMP GALLIENVS P AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
IOVI V_ICTORI
Statue of Jupiter standing facing, head left, vertical spear (scepter?) in left hand, Victory in right, surmounting cippus inscribed IMP / C E S
20mm x 22mm, 3.08g
RIC V, Part I, 21; Zschucke 18

Note: The inscription on the cippus is Imperator cum exercitu suo.


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 257 (Zschucke) 258 (RIC), Joint Reign, Lugdunum (RIC), Cologne (Zschucke)
IMP GALLIENVS P AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
IOVI VI_CTORI
Statue of Jupiter standing facing, head left, vertical spear (scepter?) in left hand, Victory in right, surmounting cippus inscribed IMP / C E S
21mm x 23mm, 2.90g
RIC V, Part I, 21; Zschucke 18


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 257-258, Joint Reign, Lugdunum (RIC) Cologne (Göbl)
GALLIENVS . P . F . AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right, drapery on left shoulder
VICT G_E_RMANICA
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, trophy in left, trampling German captive with right foot
21mm x 23mm, 3.14g
RIC V, Part I, 44; Göbl 893h
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection

Note: The reverse refers to the victory over the Carpi in 257.


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 258-259, Joint Reign, Lugdunum
GALLIENVS . P . F . AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VICT GE_R_MANICA
Victory walking left, treading down enemy at left with right foot, wreath upward in right hand, trophy in left
21mm x 24mm, 2.76g
RIC V, Part I, 44 (C)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 335, September 2005


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 258-259, Joint Reign, Lugdunum
GALLIENVS . P . F . AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust left, spear in right hand over shoulder, shield in left
VICT GER_M_ANICA
Victory walking left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left over shoulder
18mm x 21mm, 2.02g
RIC V, Part I, 45 (C); Göbl 891i


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 258-259, Joint Reign, Lugdunum
GALLIENVS . P . F . AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust left, spear in right hand over shoulder, shield decorated with head of gorgon in left
VICT GE_RMANICA
Victory standing right on globe, wreath in right hand, palm in left, between two captives
22mm, 3.22g
RIC V, Part I, 49 (C)


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 258-259, Joint Reign, Lugdunum (RIC) Köln (Göbl)
GALLIENVS . P . F . AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust left, spear in right hand over shoulder, shield decorated with head of gorgon (?) in left
VIR GALLIENI AVG
Gallienus, in military gear, advancing right, transverse spear upward in right hand, large shield in left, treading down enemy
21mm x 22mm, 2.44g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 54 for same type with VIRT reverse legend); Göbl -- (cf. Göbl 890i for same type with VIRT reverse legend)


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 257-258, Joint Reign, Lugdunum (RIC) Cologne (Göbl)
GALLIENVS . P . F . AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS-A_VGG
Gallienus standing facing in military dress, head right, standard in left hand, transverse spear forward in right
21mm x 23mm, 4.09g
RIC V, Part I, 58; Göbl 822l
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 258-259, Joint Reign, Lugdunum (RIC) Köln (Göbl)
GALLIENVS . P . F . AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS-A_VGG
Gallienus, in military dress, standing right, ensign in left hand, spear pointing forward in right
20mm x 24mm, 2.90g
RIC V, Part I, 58 (C); Göbl 882l


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 254, Joint Reign, Rome
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
P M TR P II-COS P P
Virtus standing left, right hand on shield resting on ground, reversed vertical spear in left
22mm x 23mm, 3.95g
RIC V, Part I, 115 (C); Göbl 1t


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 254-255, Joint Reign, Rome
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
IOVI CON_SERVA
Jupiter standing facing, head left, thunderbolt in right hand, vertical scepter in left hand
21mm x 23mm, 2.47g
RIC V, Part I, 143; Göbl 25v
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 254-255, Joint Reign, Rome
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
IOVI CONS_ERVA
Jupiter standing facing, head left, thunderbolt in right hand, scepter in left
20mm x 23mm, 2.81g
RIC V, Part I, 143 (C); Göbl 25v
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 255-256, Joint Reign, Rome
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
LIBERALITAS AVGG
Liberalitas standing left, coin shaker with five holes in right hand, cornucopiae in left
22mm x 23mm, 3.19g
RIC V, Part I, 148 (C)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 335, September 2005


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 253, Joint Reign, Rome
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
PAX-AVGG
Pax standing facing, head left, branch upward in right hand, transverse scepter in left
21mm x 23mm, 2.73g
RIC V, Part I, 155 (C); Göbl 27t
Ex Vel Garnett Collection; Ex Mediterranean Coins


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 257-258, Joint Reign, Rome
IMP GALLIENVS P F AVG G M
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
PAX-AVGG
Pax standing left, branch upward in right hand, scepter in left
T in left field
21mm x 22mm, 3.37g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 157, but unlisted with T field mark); Göbl 158k


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 257-258, Joint Reign, Rome
IMP GALLIENVS P F AVG G M
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
PAX-AVGG
Pax standing facing, head left, branch upward in right hand, transverse scepter in left
V in left field
20mm x 22mm, 2.62g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 157, but unlisted with this legend and mark in left field); Göbl 173k
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 255-256, Joint Reign, Rome (RIC), Rome (Göbl)
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
PROVIDENTIA AVGG
Providentia standing facing, head left, baton in right hand pointing at globe at feet, cornucopiae in left
21mm x 23mm, 3.24g
RIC V, Part I, 159 (C); Göbl 101q


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 255-257, Joint Reign, Rome
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
PROVIDENTIA AVGG
Providentia standing facing, head left, baton in right hand pointing slightly upward, cornucopiae in left, globe at feet at left
19mm x 20mm, 3.23g
RIC V, Part I, 159; Göbl 101q
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection

Note: Unusual rendering of Providentia - usually she points the baton down over the globe.


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 257-258, Joint Reign, Rome
IMP GALLIENVS P F AVG GERM
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIA AVGG
Victory standing facing, head left, transverse palm in left hand, right hand resting on large shield
20mm x 22mm, 2.42g
RIC V, Part I, 169 (C); Göbl 114k


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 254, Joint Reign, Rome
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VIRTVS-AVGG
Soldier standing facing, head left, spear in left hand, right hand resting on large oval shield
21mm x 24mm, 3.75g
RIC V, Part I, 181 (C); Göbl 38t
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 253-255, Joint Reign, Rome
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VIRTVS-AVGG
Soldier standing facing in military dress, helmeted head left, reversed spear in left hand, right hand resting on large shield set on ground
21mm x 23mm, 3.48g
RIC V, Part I, 181; Göbl 38t
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 254, Joint Reign, Rome
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS-AVGG
Soldier standing facing, head left, spear in left hand, right hand resting on large oval shield
21mm x 25mm, 2.65g
RIC V, Part I, 181 (C); Göbl 38v
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 254, Joint Reign, Rome
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS-AVGG
Soldier standing facing in military dress, head left, spear in left hand, right hand resting on large shield set on ground
20mm x 21mm, 3.55g
RIC V, Part I, 181; Göbl 38v
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Billon Antoninianus, 257-258, Joint Reign, Rome
IMP GALLIENVS P F AVG G M
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VIRT_VS AVGG
Soldier standing facing in military dress, helmeted head right, reversed spear in right hand, left hand resting on large shield set on ground
20mm x 22mm, 2.73g
RIC V, Part I, 183; Göbl 152k
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Billon Antoninianus, 257-258, Joint Reign, Rome
IMP GALLIENVS P F AVG GERM
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VIRT_V_S-AVGG
Mars advancing right, trophy in left hand over shoulder, transverse spear forward in right
19mm x 21mm, 4.15g
RIC V, Part I, 186; Göbl 120k
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 253-254, Joint Reign, Moesia-Viminacium
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
FELICITAS SAECVLI
Diana advancing right, long lit torch in both hands
20mm x 22mm, 3.46g
RIC V, Part I, 291 (S)

Note: The large S C on the reverse was tooled from the original design of Diana by just leaving her cloak. A clever Roman making a political statement or perhaps a bored legionary soldier? You decide. Click here to see an excellent example of an untouched specimen.


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 256, Joint Reign, Moesia-Viminacium
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
FORTVNA REDVX
Mercury standing facing, head left, purse in right hand, caduceus in left
20mm x 23mm, 3.31g
RIC V, Part I, 292 (S)
Ex Steve Santore Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 256, Joint Reign, Moesia-Viminacium
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
PACATORI-ORBIS
Jupiter seated left, patera in right hand, scepter in left, eagle at left
21mm x 22mm, 4.68g
RIC V, Part I, 294 (C)


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 253-255, Joint Reign, Moesia-Viminacium (RIC), Antioch (Göbl)
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
PIETA_TI AVGG
Pietas standing facing, head left, left arm leaning on column, vertical long scepter in right
20mm x 22mm, 3.94g
RIC V, Part I, 295 (C); Göbl 1563d


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 255-256, Joint Reign, Moesia-Viminacium
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
RESTITVT GENER HVMANI
Emperor walking right, right hand raised, globe in left hand
20mm x 21mm, 3.77g
RIC V, Part I, 296 (C)


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 254-255, Joint Reign, Moesia-Viminacium
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VENVS VICTRIX
Venus standing facing, head left, helmet in right hand, spear in left and leaning left arm on shield
21mm x 25mm, 3.27g
RIC V, Part I, 298 (C)


Gallienus, Billon Antoninianus, 254-255, Joint Reign, Viminacium (RIC), Antioch (Göbl)
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VICTOR_IAE AVGG
Soldier standing facing, helmeted head right, vertical spear in right hand, left hand resting on large shield set on ground
22mm x 25mm, 2.94g
RIC V, Part I, 300; Göbl 1566d
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AV Aureus, 257-258, Joint Reign, Mediolanum (RIC), Viminacium (Göbl)
IMP GALLIENVS P F AVG
Laureate, cuirassed bust right
ORIE_N_S AVGG
Jupiter, nude but for chlamys over left shoulder and spread behind, standing facing, head left, right hand raised behind, globe outward in left
19mm x 20mm, 3.77g
RIC V, Part I, 303 (R); Göbl 841i; Calicó 3562a (this coin)
Ex Numismatica Ars Classica, Auction 34, Lot 59, November 2006; Ex Numismatica Ars Classica, Sale 23, Lot 1636, 2002


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 258, Joint Reign, Mediolanum
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
LEG VII CL VI P VI F
Bull advancing right
21mm x 23mm, 3.16g
RIC V, Part I, 348 (C); Göbl 1006r

Note: Footnote 4 on p.95 of RIC V, Part I states "there was no such legion". I'm uncertain as to why the footnote as this coin represents Legion VII Claudia Pia Fidelis, created by Caesar in 59 BC. In 55/54 BC, the legion transferred to Octavian and was stationed at times in Hispania, Gallia and Britannia. Under Augustus in 9 AD, the legion was stationed in Galatia, Dalmatia and finally Tilurium, where it remained until a transfer to Moesia under Nero in 56/57. In 69, Vespasian moved them to Viminacium, where they would stay and battle until being disbanded. This piece, specifying VI on the reverse, is a celebration of Legion VII Claudia supporting Gallienus in the battle against the revolt of Ingenuus in Moesia.


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 258, Joint Reign, Mediolanum
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
[LEG IIX]X VI P VI F
Capricorn facing right
21mm x 23mm, 2.10g
RIC V, Part I, 362 (S)

Note: The 18th Legion was destroyed with Varus and never reformed - the reverse legend is a celator error and should be XXII, Legion 22 Primagenia, which was stationed in Mogontiacum.


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 258, Joint Reign, Mediolanum
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust left, seen from back, spear pointing forward
LEG [XXII VI P VI F]
Capricorn facing right
19mm x 22mm, 2.42g
RIC V, Part I, 366 (C)
Ex Tony Hardy Collection

Note: Attribution is a best guess, based on how many characters appear to be in the reverse legend and their general shape


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 258, Joint Reign, Mediolanum, Legionary Series, Cohortes Praetoriae
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
COHH PRAET VI P VI F
Lion, radiate, walking right
19mm x 24mm, 2.29g
RIC V, Part I, 370 (S)

Note: The Cohortes Praetoriae formed the bodyguard of the commanders. They consisted of mixed companies of horse and foot soldiers, generally selected from veterans and in imperial times became the Praetorian Guard.


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 253-255, Joint Reign, Mediolanum
IMP GALLIENVS P AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
CONCOR MIL
Concordia standing facing, head left, patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
20mm x 23mm, 2.82g
RIC V, Part I, 377; Göbl 806o
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 253-255, Joint Reign, Mediolanum
IMP GALLIENVS P AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
CONCOR MIL
Concordia standing facing, head left, patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
20mm x 22mm, 3.62g
RIC V, Part I, 377; Göbl 806o


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 258-259, Joint Reign, Mediolanum
IMP GALLIENVS P AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
CONCORDIAE MILITVM
Concordia standing left, patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
19mm x 20mm, 3.34g
RIC V, Part I, 379 (C for type)
Ex Steve Santore Collection

Note: RIC lists the bust type as radiate and draped only.


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 258-259, Joint Reign, Mediolanum
IMP GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
DIANA FELIX
Diana walking right, bow in left hand, right hand drawing arrow from quiver, hind at feet leaping right
21mm, 4.00g
RIC V, Part I, 380 (C)

Note: RIC describes the animal as a hound, but this example clearly shows the short tail and long horns of a hind (deer)


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 257, Joint Reign, Mediolanum (RIC) Viminacium (Göbl)
IMP GALLIENVS P AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
PAX-AVGG
Pax standing facing, head left, branch upward in right hand, transverse scepter in left
21mm x 22mm, 3.32g
RIC V, Part I, 391; Göbl 815q
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 257, Joint Reign, Mediolanum (RIC) Viminacium (Göbl)
IMP GALLIENVS P AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
SALVS AVGG
Salus standing facing, head right, feeding serpent in arms
19mm x 22mm, 2.65g
RIC V, Part I, 399; Göbl 825q
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 259-260, Joint Reign, Mediolanum (RIC) Viminacium (Göbl)
IMP GALLIENVS P AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
SPES PVBLICA
Spes advancing left, flower in right hand, hitching skirt with left
21mm x 22mm, 3.04g
RIC V, Part I, 403; Göbl 827q
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 257, Joint Reign, Mediolanum (RIC) Viminacium (Göbl)
IMP GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VIC_T GERM
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left over shoulder, German captive at feet to left
21mm x 23mm, 3.30g
RIC V, Part I, 404; Göbl 845o
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection

Note: The reverse refers to the victory over the Carpi in 257.


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 257, Joint Reign, Mediolanum
IMP GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VIC_T-G_ERM
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left, captive seated on ground at left
21mm x 23mm, 3.14g
RIC V, Part I, 404 (C)


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 259-260, Joint Reign, Mediolanum
IMP GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VICTO_RIA-AVGG
Victory flying facing, head left, open wreath in both hands, small shields below to left and right
20mm x 23mm, 3.11g
RIC V, Part I, 405; Göbl 921l
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 255-256, Joint Reign, Asia (RIC), Samosata (Göbl)
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind, pellet under bust
IOVI CONSERVATORI
Gallienus standing facing, head right, spear in left hand, receiving globe from Jupiter standing facing, head left, scepter in left hand
Wreath with center pellet in upper field
21mm x 22mm, 2.54g
RIC V, Part I, 440 (C); Göbl 1697Ab
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 255-256, Joint Reign, Asia (RIC) Samosata (Göbl)
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
IOVI CON_SERVA_TORI
Gallienus standing facing, head right, vertical spear in right hand, receiving globe with left from Jupiter standing facing, head left, vertical scepter in left hand, globe in right
Wreath in upper center field
21mm x 22mm, 3.68g
RIC V, Part I, 440; Göbl 1697b
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 256-257, Joint Reign, Asia (RIC), Antioch (Göbl)
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped bust right, seen from behind
LAETITIA AVGG
Laetitia standing facing, head left, wreath downward in right hand, left hand on anchor
21mm x 22mm, 3.44g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 441-442 for type); Göbl 1570d
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection; Ex Thomas Bray

Note: Early issue with transitional portraiture, showing all tight curly hair and very heavy mustache. This is the first example I've seen in hand with this portrait style. The same celator may have also cut the obverse die for Göbl 1557d, 1558d, 1570d, 1571d and 1575d, although it is not certain from the plates.


Gallienus, Billon Antoninianus, 259, Joint Reign, Asia (RIC) 260, Joint Reign, Antioch (Göbl)
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
ORIENS-AVG
The Orient standing facing, towered head right, presenting wreath to Gallienus standing facing, head left, vertical spear in left hand
Wreath in upper middle field
20mm x 23mm, 3.39g
RIC V, Part I, 445; Göbl 1698b
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 255-256, Asia
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
PIETAS AVGG
Valerian and Gallienus standing facing each other, both holding scepters and sacrificing from paterae over lit altar
19mm x 20mm, 3.89g
RIC V, Part I, 446 (C)


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 255-256, Joint Reign, Asia (RIC) Samosata (Göbl)
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped bust right, seen from behind
PIETAS AVGG
Emperors standing facing, turned toward each other and sacrificing from patera in right hand over lit altar, scepter in left
21mm x 25mm, 3.25g
RIC V, Part I, 446; Göbl 1676m
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Billon Antoninianus, 256-258, Joint Reign, Asia (RIC) Samosata (Göbl)
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped bust right, seen from behind
PIETAS AVGG
Emperors standing facing, turned toward each other and sacrificing from patera in right hand over lit altar, scepter in left
21mm, 3.99g
RIC V, Part I, 447; Göbl 1684m
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 255-256, Asia
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
PIETAS AVGG
Valerian and Gallienus standing facing each other, both holding scepters and sacrificing from paterae over lit altar
* in upper middle field
19mm x 20mm, 3.18g
RIC V, Part I, 447 (C)


Gallienus, Billon Antoninianus, 258-259, Joint Reign, Asia (RIC) Samosata (Göbl)
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
ROMAE AETER_NAE
Roma, helmeted, seated left on shield, vertical spear in left hand, presenting Victory with right hand to Gallienus standing facing, head right
Wreath in upper middle field
21mm x 22mm, 4.50g
RIC V, Part I, 449; Göbl 1701b
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 255-256, Joint Reign (?), Asia
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VICTORIA-AVG
Victory standing right, presenting wreath to emperor standing left, spear in left hand
Wreath in upper middle field
22mm x 23mm, 4.40g
RIC V, Part I, 450 (C)

Note: Footnote on p. 104 notes this issue is in the style of the joint reign, despite the reverse legend only specifying one augustus.


Gallienus, Billon Antoninianus, 255-256 (RIC) Joint Reign, Asia (RIC), 260, Sole Reign, Samosata (Göbl)
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind, pellet under bust
VICTORIA AVG
Victory standing right, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left over shoulder, facing Gallienus standing facing, head left, receiving wreath with right hand, vertical spear in left
Wreath in upper middle field
Pellet in exergue
20mm x 22mm, 2.68g
RIC V, Part I, 450; Göbl 1702b
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 256-257, Joint Reign, Asia
IMP GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIA GE_RMAN
Victory standing right, palm in left hand over shoulder, presenting wreath upward in right hand to emperor standing left, globe in right hand, spear in left
21mm x 22mm, 3.59g
RIC V, Part I, 452 (S)


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 257-258, Joint Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
IMP GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIA GE_RMAN
Victory standing right, palm in left hand over shoulder, presenting wreath in right hand to Gallienus standing facing, head left, globe in right hand, vertical spear in left
21mm x 23mm, 3.39g
RIC V, Part I, 452; Göbl 1603b
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 256-257, Joint Reign, Asia
IMP GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIA P_ART
Victory standing right, presenting wreath to emperor standing left, globe in right hand, spear in left
21mm x 23mm, 3.86g
RIC V, Part I, 453 (R)


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 255-256, Joint Reign, Asia (RIC) Samosata (Göbl)
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VIRT_VS-AV_GG
Emperors standing facing, turned toward each other, left emperor holding globe outward in left hand, vertical scepter in right, right emperor with Victory in right hand, transverse scepter in left
21mm x 23mm, 3.16g
RIC V, Part I, 456; Göbl 1687m
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 255-256, Joint Reign, Asia (RIC) Samosata (Göbl)
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VIR_TVS A_VGG
Emperors standing facing, turned toward each other, left emperor holding globe outward in left hand, vertical spear in right, right emperor with Victory in right hand, transverse spear in left
21mm x 23mm, 3.36g
RIC V, Part I, 456; Göbl 1687m


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 255-256, Joint Reign, Asia (RIC) Samosata (Göbl)
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VIR_TVS AVG_G
Gallienus and Valerian standing facing, heads turned toward each other, left emperor with spear upward in right hand and globe in left, right emperor with transverse spear in left hand and Victory in right
Wreath with pellet in upper field
20mm x 21mm, 3.30g
RIC V, Part I, 456 (C); Göbl 1703m

Sole Reign: 260-268


Gallienus, AV Quinarius, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Laureate, cuirassed bust right
SECVRIT PERPET
Securitas standing facing, head left, long vertical scepter in right hand, left arm leaning on column, legs crossed
18mm, 1.68g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 118 for same but with laureate head obverse and PERP reverse); Göbl --
Ex Numismatica Ars Classica, Auction 40, Lot 811, May 2007


Gallienus, AE Antoninianus, c.260-268, Sole Reign (?), Rome
IMP GALLIENVS P F AVG G M
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
AETRN[ITA]S AVG (?)
Spes standing facing, head left, dolphin or phoenix on globe in right hand, hitching skirt with left
15mm x 19mm, 1.98g
RIC V, Part I, --

Note: This coin is a puzzle to me. The portrait and obverse legend looks joint reign to me in style and the reverse legend may actually end in AVGG. However, the fabric of the flan is definitely base metal and the highest points on the reverse are copper/bronze, despite the rest of the surfaces covered with an attractive green patina. The very light weight of the flan would also lean toward a sole reign issue. The reverse legend is blundered as best as I can tell from what is on the flan. Spes is normally engraved holding a flower and is the only personification who hitches her skirt. All Spes issues under Gallienus I could find have the legend SPES PVBLICA or INDLVG AVG.


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 265-267, Sole Reign, Rome, Officina 2
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
ABVNDANTIA AVG
Abundantia standing facing, head right, emptying cornucopiae with both hands
B in left field
21mm x 22mm, 4.06g
RIC V, Part I, 157 (C); Göbl 574a


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 265-267, Sole Reign, Rome, Officina 2
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
ABVNDANTIA AVG
Abundantia standing right, emptying cornucopiae with both hands
B in left field
18mm x 20mm, 2.68g
RIC V, Part I, 157 (C)

Note: There is an incuse image of the portrait from the obverse on the reverse, but the reverse is fully struck and nice, so this may have been a brockage, but struck properly on the second or third strike


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 265-267, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
ABVNDANTIA AVG
Abundantia standing facing, head right, right wrist on hip, left hand emptying cornucopiae
B in left field
20mm x 23mm, 4.04g
RIC V, Part I, 157; Göbl 574a
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 261-262, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
AEQVITAS AV_G
Aequitas standing facing, head left, scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
VI in right field
19mm x 21mm, 3.05g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 159 for type but different bust and position of field mark); Göbl 500q
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
AETERNITAS AVG
Sol standing facing, radiate head left, right hand raised, globe outward in left
G in left field
20mm x 22mm, 3.68g
RIC V, Part I, 160; Göbl 577a
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 261-262, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
ANNO_NA AVG
Annona standing right, grain ears in left hand, rudder in right set on globe, left foot on prow
V in right field
21mm x 24mm, 3.52g
RIC V, Part I, 161; Göbl 495h
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
APOLLINI CON_S AVG
Centaur walking right, drawing bow
Z in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 3.37g
RIC V, Part I, 163 (C)
Ex Tony Hardy Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 267-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
APOLLINI C_ON_S AVG
Centaur walking right, drawing bow
Z in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 3.17g
RIC V, Part I, 163; Göbl 735b
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AE Antoninianus, 267-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
AP_OLLI_N_I CONS AVG
Centaur walking left, globe in right hand, reversed rudder in left
H in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 3.61g
RIC V, Part I, 164; Göbl 738b
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
APO_LLINI CONS AVG
Centaur walking left, globe in right hand, trophy in left
H in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 2.35g
RIC V, Part I, 164 (C)

Note: RIC describes the centaur holding a trophy, but it appears to me to be a rudder


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 267-268, Sole Reign, Rome
IMP GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
APOLLINI CONS AVG
Griffin advancing left
D in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 2.50g
RIC V, Part I, 165; Göbl 718z
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
APOLLINI CONS AVG
Griffin walking left
D in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 3.49g
RIC V, Part I, 166 (C); Göbl 718b
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Gallienus, AE Antoninianus, 267-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
DIANAE CONS AVG
Doe walking right, head reverted
E in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 2.88g
RIC V, Part I, 177; Göbl 728b
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AE Antoninianus, 267-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
DIANAE CONS AVG
Antelope standing left
XII in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 3.81g
RIC V, Part I, 181; Göbl 750b
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
FECVNDITAS AVG
Fecunditas standing left, cornucopiae in left hand, extending right hand to child at left
20mm x 24mm, 5.67g
RIC V, Part I, 184 (S)
Ex Tony Hardy Collection

Note: Unusually thick and heavy. Obverse legend somewhat crude, but coin well struck.


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 263-264, Sole Reign, Rome, Officina 3
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
FELICIT PVBL
Felicitas seated left, caduceus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
19mm x 22mm, 3.78g
RIC V, Part I, 192 (C); Göbl 547g


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
FIDES MILITVM
Fides Militum standing facing, head left, ensign in right hand, vertical scepter in left
N in right field
19mm x 21mm, 3.60g
RIC V, Part I, 192a (C); Göbl 600a


Gallienus, AE Antoninianus, 262-263, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
FORTVNA REDVX
Fortuna standing facing, head left, rudder set on globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left
V in right field
20mm x 22mm, 3.24g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 193, but unlisted with this bust type and V in field instead of exergue); Göbl 586a
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 262-263, Sole Reign, Rome (RIC) Rome (Göbl)
G_ALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust left, baldric strap over right shoulder and across back, shield forward in left hand engraved with horse and rider running left, spear in right hand pointing forward
FORTVNA REDVX
Fortuna standing facing, head left, rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left
V in right field
19mm x 20mm, 3.08g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 193 for reverse type, bust type not attested and V expected in exergue); Göbl 586s


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 262-263, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FORTVNA REDVX
Fortuna standing facing, head left, rudder on globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left
V in right field
21mm x 23mm, 3.93g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 193, but unlisted with mark in field instead of exergue); Göbl 586w
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
FORTVNA REDVX
Fortuna seated left, rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left
[V] in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 2.76g
RIC V, Part I, 194a (C); Göbl 546g
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
FORTVNA REDVX
Fortuna seated left, rudder on globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left, shield engraved with + under chair
22mm x 23mm, 4.42g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 194a, but unlisted without V mark); Göbl 545g
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
GENIVS A_VG
Genius standing facing, head left, nude but for chlamys over left shoulder, patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left, ensign at right
V | I in across fields
23mm x 25mm, 4.85g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 197); Göbl 372x

Note: RIC does not list this combination of obverse legend and fields marks. Also, the reverse is of extremely unusual style and the lettering on the obverse and reverse dies must have been engraved by different celators.


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
IMP GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder
GENIVS AVG
Genius standing facing, head left, nude but for chlamys over left shoulder, patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left, ensign at right
VI in left field
21mm x 25mm, 3.42g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 198); Göbl --
Ex Vel Garnett Collection

Note: RIC does not list this bust type in the regular table.


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
INDVLGENT AVG
Indulgentia seated left, scepter in left hand, right palm open
P in exergue
19mm x 24mm, 2.68g
RIC V, Part I, 205


Gallienus, Billon Antoninianus, 263-264, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
INDVLGENT AVG
Indulgentia seated left, right hand extended, transverse scepter in left
P in exergue
22mm, 4.15g
RIC V, Part I, 205; Göbl 541g
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 267-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
IOVI CONS AVG
Goat standing right
V in exergue
20mm x 22mm, 3.34g
RIC V, Part I, 207; Göbl 731b
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
IOVI CO_NS_ERVAT
Jupiter standing facing, head left, thunderbolt in right hand, vertical scepter in left
N in left field
22mm x 24mm, 3.21g
RIC V, Part I, 210; Göbl 625a
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 264-266, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
IOVI P_ROPVGNAT
Jupiter standing facing, head right, hurling thunderbolt with right hand, cloak in left
XI in left field
20mm x 22mm, 4.03g
RIC V, Part I, 214; Göbl 641a
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 264-266, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
IOVIS-STATOR
Jupiter standing facing, head right, thunderbolt in left hand, vertical scepter in right
21mm x 22mm, 4.57g
RIC V, Part I, 216; Göbl 611w
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
IOVIS-STATOR
Jupiter standing facing, head right, thunderbolt in left hand, scepter in right
V in left field
20mm x 23mm, 3.67g
RIC V, Part I, 216 (C); Göbl 612w
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
IOVI-VLTORI
Jupiter standing facing, head right, hurling thunderbolt with right hand, cloak in left
S in left field
20mm x 23mm, 3.68g
RIC V, Part I, 221; Göbl 348a
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
LAETIT_IA-AVG
Laetitia standing left, wreath downward in right hand, anchor in left
P in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 3.03g
RIC V, Part I, 226 (S)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 338, September 2005


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 262-263, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
LIBE_RAL AV[G]
Liberalitas standing left, coin shaker in right hand, cornucopiae in left
S in left field
18mm x 21mm, 2.90g
RIC V, Part I, 227 (C)
Ex Tony Hardy Collection

Note: The reverse legend is interesting - the V appears as though the celator removed it from the die and there is no trace of the G.


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 262-263, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
LIBE_RAL AVG
Liberalitas standing facing, head left, coin shaker in right hand, cornucopiae in left
S in left field
20mm x 21mm, 4.67g
RIC V, Part I, 227 (C); Göbl 470q


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
LIBERO . P . CONS . AVG
Panther walking left
B in exergue
18mm x 20mm, 2.69g
RIC V, Part I, 230 (C)


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 267-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIE_NVS AVG
Radiate head right
LIBERO P CONS AVG
Panther walking left
B in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 4.00g
RIC V, Part I, 230; Göbl 713b
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection

Note: Unusual deliberate legend break on obverse. Although the portrait on Gallienus's coins sometimes creates legend interruptions with the radiate crown, I believe this may be the first piece I've seen with an intentional legend break.


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
LIBERT AVG
Libertas standing facing, head left, legs crossed, leaning on column, cap in right hand, transverse scepter in left
S in right field
21mm x 23mm, 3.72g
RIC V, Part I, 232 (C); Göbl 474f
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
LIBERT AV_G
Libertas standing left, legs crossed, leaning on column, cap in right hand, scepter in left
S in right field
20mm x 22mm, 4.10g
RIC V, Part I, 232 (C); Göbl 474f


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 262-263, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
LIBERT AV_G
Libertas standing facing, head left, pileus in right hand, left arm leaning on column and holding transverse scepter, left leg crossed in front
S in right field
20mm x 21mm, 4.21g
RIC V, Part I, 232; Göbl 474f
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
LIBERTAS AVG
Libertas standing facing, head left, cap in right hand, transverse scepter in left
XI in right field
23mm x 24mm, 2.53g
RIC V, Part I, 233 (C); Göbl 644a
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
MART_I PACIFERO
Mars standing facing, head left, branch upward in right hand, left hand resting on shield set on ground, vertical spear leaning on arm
21mm x 22mm, 4.43g
RIC V, Part I, 236 (C); Göbl 569w
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 264-266, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
MART_I PACIFERO
Mars standing left, branch upward in right hand, vertical spear in left and resting left hand on large shield set on ground
A in left field
22mm x 24mm, 3.83g
RIC V, Part I, 236; Göbl 570a
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection

Note: The field mark is an A, even though it looks like an H. The Rome mint often rendered A with an open top, as can be seen by comparing it to all of the other A's on this coin.


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 264-266, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
MARTI-PACIFERO
Mars standing left, branch upward in right hand, vertical spear in left and resting left hand on large shield set on ground
A in left field
21mm x 25mm, 3.39g
RIC V, Part I, 236; Göbl 570w
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
NEPTVNO CONS AVG
Hippocampus facing right
N in exergue
18mm x 21mm, 2.02g
RIC V, Part I, 245 (C); Göbl 743b


Gallienus, AE Antoninianus, 267-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
NEPT_VNO CONS AVG
Hippocamp swimming right
N in exergue
19mm x 22mm, 2.93g
RIC V, Part I, 245; Göbl 743b
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 264-266, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
ORIE_N_S AVG
Sol advancing left, right hand raised, whip in left over shoulder
Z (retrograde) in left field
20mm x 21mm, 2.82g
RIC V, Part I, 249; Göbl 616a
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
IMP GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
PAX AE_TERNA AVG
Pax standing left, olive branch in right hand, scepter in left
D in left field
20mm x 23mm, 4.71g
RIC V, Part I, 252 (C)


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
IMP GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
PAX AE_TERNA AVG
Pax standing facing, branch upward in right hand, transverse scepter in left
D in right field
21mm x 25mm, 4.60g
RIC V, Part I, 252; Göbl 679q1
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
IMP CAES GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
PAX AE_TERNA AVG
Pax standing facing, head left, branch upward in right hand, transverse scepter in left
D in left field
21mm x 23mm, 2.88g
RIC V, Part I, 254; Göbl 678w2
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
PAX-AVG
Pax standing facing, head left, branch upward in right hand, transverse scepter in left
V in left field
20mm x 21mm, 3.45g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 256 for same but V in right field); Göbl 366x
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome (RIC) Rome ( Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
PAX-PVBLICA
Pax seated left, branch upward in right hand, transverse scepter in left
V in exergue
20mm x 22mm, 3.32g
RIC V, Part I, 260 (C); Göbl 553g
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
PROVID AVG
Providentia standing facing, head left, globe in right hand, transverse scepter in left
20mm x 22mm, 2.89g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 270 for same but unlisted without series field mark); Göbl 462q1
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
PR_OVID AVG
Providentia standing facing, head left, globe outward in right hand, transverse scepter in left
P in left field
21mm x 24mm, 3.81g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 270, but unlisted with field mark in left field instead of right); Göbl 463f
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 261-263, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
SECV_RIT ORBIS
Securitas seated left, scepter in right hand, propping head with left hand
VI in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 3.77g
RIC V, Part I, 278; Göbl 555g
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 265-267, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
SECVR_IT PERPET
Securitas standing facing, head left, vertical scepter in right hand, leaning on column with left arm
H in right field
21mm x 23mm, 3.01g
RIC V, Part I, 280 (C); Göbl 595a


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 265-267, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIEN_VS AVG
Radiate head right
SECVRI_T PERPET
Securitas standing facing, head left, vertical scepter in right hand, left arm resting on column
H in right field
19mm x 22mm, 3.48g
RIC V, Part I, 280; Göbl 595a
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 267-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
SOLI CONS AVG
Winged horse flying right
A in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 3.99g
RIC V, Part I, 283; Göbl 712b
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection; Ex Harlan J Berk

Notes from Berk ticket (written by Curtis Clay): "The legend naming the sun god suggests that the winged horse on the reverse is not Pegasus, as usually assumed, but rather one of the horses that drew Sol's chariot across the sky (I. Carradice in the Cunetio Treasure report, p.188)".


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
SOLI CONS AVG
Pegasus springing right
A in exergue
20mm x 23mm, 2.90g
RIC V, Part I, 283 (C)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 335, September 2005


Gallienus, AE Antoninianus, 268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
SOLI CONS AVG
Pegasus springing right
A in exergue
20mm x 22mm, 3.02g
RIC V, Part I, 283 (C)

Consignor notes: EF.


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
SOLI CONS AVG
Pegasus springing right
A in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 2.88g
RIC V, Part I, 283 (C)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 338, September 2005

Note: Both wings on horse visible on this example


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
VBERITA_S AVG
Uberitas standing facing, head left, purse in right hand, cornucopiae in left
E in right field
19mm x 22mm, 3.30g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 287 for same reverse type); Göbl 583a
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
VICT_ORIA AET
Victory standing left, wreath in right hand, palm in left
Z in left field
19mm, 2.32g
RIC V, Part I, 297 (C)


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
VICT_ORI_A AET
Victory standing left, wreath in right hand, palm in left
Z in left field
20mm x 21mm, 4.16g
RIC V, Part I, 297 (C)


Gallienus, AE Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
VICTO_RIA AET
Victory standing facing, head left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left over shoulder
Z (retrograde) in left field
20mm x 21mm, 2.80g
RIC V, Part I, 297 variant; Göbl 589a
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection

Note: Variant for field mark - regular Z expected.


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIA-AE_T
Victory standing facing, head left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left over shoulder
S | P across fields
20mm x 22mm, 2.56g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 297 for reverse type); Göbl 708Ac
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Billon Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIA AVG
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left over shoulder
T in left field
20mm x 22mm, 3.77g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 301 for same, but unlisted combination of bust type and field mark); Göbl 355x
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome (RIC) Rome (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIA AVG
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
T in left field
20mm x 22mm, 3.41g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 301 for same, but unlisted combination of bust type and field mark); Göbl 355x
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome (RIC) Rome (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right, drapery on left shoulder and hanging over back
VICT_ORIA AVG III
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
T in left field
19mm x 22mm, 3.42g
RIC V, Part I, 305 (C); Göbl 358f
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Gallienus, Billon Antoninianus, 262-263, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VICTO_RIA AVG III
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left over shoulder
T in left field
21mm x 24mm, 3.20g
RIC V, Part I, 305; Göbl 358x
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection

Note: This type was issued to commemorate the victory over Macrianus and Quietus in the East in 262.


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome, Officina 1
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS-AVG
Mars standing left, globe in right hand, scepter in left
P in right field
19mm x 20mm, 3.15g
RIC V, Part I, 317 (C)
Ex Steve Santore Collection

Note: RIC describes Mars as holding a spear. Every example I can find is this same as this piece, where he is holding a scepter. The RIC coin is not plated, so I do have have their described example to compare.


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 261-262, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS-AVG
Mars standing facing in military dress, helmeted head left, globe in right hand, reversed spear in left
P in right field
18mm x 21mm, 3.38g
RIC V, Part I, 317; Göbl 344x
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Billon Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
VIRTV_S AV_GVSTI
Mars, standing facing, helmeted head left, branch upward in right hand, vertical spear in left, right foot on helmet set on ground
X in right field
20mm x 22mm, 3.21g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 320 for reverse type); Göbl 637a
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 259, Sole Reign, Mediolanum
IMP GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
P M TR P VII COS
Emperor, veiled, seated left on curule bench, globe in right hand, transverse scepter in left
17mm x 21mm, 2.34g
RIC V, Part I, 457 (C)


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 259, Sole Reign, Mediolanum
IMP GALLIENVS P AVG
Radiate head right
P M TR P VII COS
Emperor, veiled, standing facing, head left, sacrificing from patera in right hand over lit altar at left, transverse scepter in left hand
P in exergue
19mm x 21mm, 2.00g
RIC V, Part I, 459 (C); Göbl 1243f


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Mediolanum, Officina 3
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
AET_E_RN AVG
Sol, nude but for chlamys across shoulders, standing facing, head left, weight on left leg, globe in left hand, right hand raised
MT in exergue
19mm x 22mm, 3.44g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 465a); Göbl 1383a

Note: Variant for reverse - Sol standing left expected


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 264-265, Sole Reign, Mediolanum
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
APOLLO CONSER
Apollo standing facing, head right, right hand on head, left resting on lyre set on drapery on top of column
19mm x 21mm, 3.59g
RIC V, Part I, 467 (C); Göbl 1169m


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 264-265, Sole Reign, Mediolanum
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
APOLLO CONSER
Apollo standing facing, head left, laurel branch downward in right hand, mantle in left
19mm x 22mm, 3.44g
RIC V, Part I, 468 (C); Göbl 1171m


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Mediolanum, Officina 3
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
BON EVEN AVG
Bonus Eventus, nude, standing facing, head left, sacrificing from patera in right hand over lit altar, corn ears in left
MT in exergue
17mm x 19mm, 3.99g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 470); Göbl 1391a

Note: Reverse legend BON EVENT or BONVS EVENTVS AVG expected. Also, RIC describes the reverse figure as Genius


Gallienus, Billon Antoninianus, 264-265, Sole Reign, Mediolanum
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
DIAN_A-FELIX
Diana standing facing, head right, bow in left hand, reversed spear in right, stag bounding right from behind
20mm x 21mm, 3.46g
RIC V, Part I, 473; Göbl 1146m
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Mediolanum, Officina 2
IMP GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
FORT REDVX
Fortuna seated left, rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left
MS in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 2.99g
RIC V, Part I, 483 (C); Göbl 1350h
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Mediolanum, Officina 2
IMP GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
FORT REDVX
Fortuna seated left, rudder in right hand set on globe, cornucopiae in left
MS in exergue
20mm x 23mm, 2.53g
RIC V, Part I, 483 (C); Göbl 1350h

Consignor notes: EF. Typical ragged flan. Incredible, accurate portrait.


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Mediolanum (RIC) Rome (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
FORTVNA REDVX
Fortuna seated left, rudder set on globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left
S in exergue
21mm x 24mm, 2.79g
RIC V, Part I, 484; Göbl 546g
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Mediolanum
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
INDVLG AVG
Spes advancing left, flower upward in right hand, hitching skirt with left
P in left field
19mm x 21mm, 2.65g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 485, but unlisted with P in field instead of exergue); Göbl 1197c
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection; Ex Barry Murphy


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Mediolanum, Officina 2
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
INDVLG AVG
Spes advancing left, flower upward in right hand, hitching robe with left
S in right field
20mm x 21mm, 3.39g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 485 but unlisted with officina mark in field instead of exergue); Göbl 1201c


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Mediolanum
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
LAETI_TIA AVG
Laetitia standing facing, head left, wreath downward in right hand, left hand resting on anchor set on ground
19mm x 22mm, 2.59g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 489 for same, but unlisted without field or exergual mark); Göbl 1093m
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Mediolanum
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
LAETITIA AVG
Laetitia standing facing, head left, wreath downward in right hand, anchor in left
20mm x 22mm, 3.55g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 489 but unlisted with no officina marks in field or exergue); Göbl 1093m


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Mediolanum, Officina 1
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
ORIE_N_S AVG
Sol, radiate, standing left, chlamys over left shoulder, right hand raised, whip in left, bucranium to left
P in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 4.45g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 494)
Ex Tony Hardy Collection

Note: Bucranium not only unexpected, but doesn't fit with this reverse type. More research required to understand the purpose of this device in the field.


Gallienus, Billon Antoninianus, 264-265, Sole Reign, Mediolanum
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
ORI_E_NS AVG
Sol standing facing, radiate head left, right hand raised, globe outward in left
20mm x 21mm, 3.08g
RIC V, Part I, 495; Göbl 1126m
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 264-265, Sole Reign, Mediolanum
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
ORI_E_NS AVG
Sol, radiate, standing facing, head left, chlamys over left shoulder and spread behind, right hand raised, globe in left
19mm x 20mm, 3.52g
RIC V, Part I, 495 (C); Göbl 1126m


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 264-265, Sole Reign, Mediolanum
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
ORI_E_NS AVG
Sol, standing facing, radiate head left, chlamys over left shoulder and spread behind, right hand raised, globe outward in left
18mm x 20mm, 2.10g
RIC V, Part I, 495 (C); Göbl 1126m


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 264-265, Sole Reign, Mediolanum
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
ORIE_NS AVG
Sol, standing facing, radiate head left, chlamys over left shoulder and spread behind, right hand raised, globe outward in left
20mm x 25mm, 2.14g
RIC V, Part I, 495 (C); Göbl 1126m


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Mediolanum
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
PA_X AVG
Pax standing facing, head left, branch upward in right hand, transverse scepter in left
21mm x 22mm, 4.41g
RIC V, Part I, 499; Göbl 1220c
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection; Ex Glenn Woods


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Mediolanum, Officina 1
IMP GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
SALVS AVG
Aesculapius standing left, leaning on serpent staff with left hand, right hand on hip
MP in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 3.81g
RIC V, Part I, 511b (C)


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Mediolanum
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
SALV_S AVG
Salus standing facing, head right, feeding serpent in both arms
MS in exergue
19mm x 21mm, 2.95g
RIC V, Part I, 512a; Göbl 1354d
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Mediolanum
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
VIRTV_S AVG
Virtus, standing facing, helmeted head left, right breast exposed, right hand resting on large shield set on ground, reversed vertical spear in left
18mm x 20mm, 2.44g
RIC V, Part I, 534; Göbl 1147m
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Siscia (RIC) Siscia (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
ANNONA AVG
Annona standing facing, head left, corn ears in right hand over filled modius on ground at left, cornucopiae in left hand
21mm x 22mm, 3.90g
RIC V, Part I, 557 (C); Göbl 1426i
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Gallienus, Billon Antoninianus, 262-265, Sole Reign, Siscia
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
FELI_CI AVG
Felicitas standing facing, head left, long vertical caduceus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
19mm x 20mm, 3.35g
RIC V, Part I, 565; Göbl 1428 variant (bust type)
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Siscia (RIC) Rome (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
FIDEI-P_RAET
Legionary eagle between standard surmounted by ring to left and standard surmounted by hand to right
20mm x 23mm, 3.80g
RIC V, Part I, 568 (C); Göbl 518m

Note: RIC describes the reverse as "eagle between two ensigns".


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Siscia (RIC) Samosata (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
PROVI AVG
Providentia standing facing, head left, wand in right hand over globe at feet to left, cornucopiae in left hand
19mm x 20mm, 4.54g
RIC V, Part I, 580 (C); Göbl 1461b


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Siscia
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
PROVI AVG
Providentia standing facing, head left, wand in right hand over globe at feet, cornucopiae in left
II in right field
19mm x 21mm, 4.95g
RIC V, Part I, 580; Göbl 1476b
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AE Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Siscia
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
SALVS AVG
Salus standing facing, head left, scepter in left hand, patera in right and feeding snake rising from altar at left
* in left field
19mm x 20mm, 3.09g
RIC V, Part I, 581; Göbl 1462b
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 264, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
P M TR P XII COS V P P
Serapis standing facing, head left, right hand raised, scepter in left
20mm x 22mm, 4.04g
RIC V, Part I, 600 (C); Göbl 1608b


Gallienus, Billon Antoninianus, 264, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
P M TR P XII COS V P P
Serapis standing facing, modius on head left, right hand raised, scepter in left
21mm x 23mm, 4.05g
RIC V, Part I, 600; Göbl 1608b
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 265, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head left
P M TR P XIII
Lion walking left, bucranium between paws
C VI P P / palm branch left in exergue
21mm x 24mm, 4.00g
RIC V, Part I, 602 (C); Göbl 1622a

Note: The C VI P P in the exergue denotes Gallienus' sixth consulate in 264/265.


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 265, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
P M TR P XIII
Lion walking left, bucranium between paws
C VI P P / palm branch left in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 3.34g
RIC V, Part I, 602 (C); Göbl 1622c

Note: The C VI P P in the exergue denotes Gallienus' sixth consulate in 264/265.


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 265, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head left
P M TR P XIII
Lion walking left, bucranium between paws
C VI P P / palm branch left in exergue
21mm, 4.48g
RIC V, Part I, 602 (C); Göbl 1622f

Note: The C VI P P in the exergue denotes Gallienus' sixth consulate in 264/265.


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 267, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
P M TR P XV P P
Neptune standing left, vertical trident in left hand, leaning on knee with right arm, right foot on prow
VII C . in exergue
19mm x 21mm, 3.58g
RIC V, Part I, 603; Göbl 1638a
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection; Ex Glenn Woods

Note: VII C in the exergue is indicative of the seventh and last consulate of Gallienus, which commenced in year 266. P XV in the legend refers to the Tribunician year 267.


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 267, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
AETERNI_TAS AVG
Saturn standing facing, veiled head right, billhook in left hand
PXV in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 3.82g
RIC V, Part I, 606; Göbl 1662i
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 267, Sole Reign, Asia
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
AETERNI_TAS AVG
Saturn, veiled, standing right, harpa in left hand
P XV in exergue
RIC V, Part I, 606 (C)

Note: P XV in the exergue is indicative of the Tribunician year 267.


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 267, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIDES AVG
Mercury standing facing, nude but for chlamys over left shoulder, head left, purse in right hand, caduceus in left
P XV in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 4.40g
RIC V, Part I, 607 (C); Göbl 1667k


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 267, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIDES AVG
Mercury standing facing, nude but for chlamys over left shoulder, head left, purse in right hand, caduceus in left
P XV in exergue
20mm x 22mm, 3.47g
RIC V, Part I, 607 (C); Göbl 1667k


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 267, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIDE_S AVG
Mercury standing facing, head left, purse in right hand, short caduceus in left
PXV in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 4.02g
RIC V, Part I, 607; Göbl 1667k
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 267, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
IOVI CON_SERVAT
Jupiter standing facing, head left, globe outward in right hand, vertical scepter in left
PXV in exergue
21mm, 3.05g
RIC V, Part I, 608; Göbl 1668i
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 267, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
LVNA-L_VCIF
Diana standing facing, crescent moon on head right, long lit transverse torch in both hands
PXV in exergue
20mm x 22mm, 3.50g
RIC V, Part I, 609; Göbl 1665i
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AE Antoninianus, 267, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
LVNA-L_VCIF
Diana standing facing, head right, long, lit, transverse torch in both hands
PXV in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 4.64g
RIC V, Part I, 609; Göbl 1665k
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 267, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
LVNA-L_VCIF
Luna advancing right, crescent on head, lit long torch in both hands
P XV in exergue
19mm x 22mm, 3.40g
RIC V, Part I, 609 (C); Göbl 1665k


Gallienus, AE Antoninianus, 267, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
SALV_S AVG
Apollo standing facing, head left, branch downward in right hand, left elbow leaning on tripod
PXV in exergue
19mm x 22mm, 3.69g
RIC V, Part I, 610; Göbl 1670k
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, AE Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
SOLI INVICTO
Sol standing facing, radiate head left, globe outward in left hand, right hand raised
19mm x 20mm, 3.60g
RIC V, Part I, 611 variant; Göbl 1655f
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection

Note: Variant for series mark - PXV in exergue expected


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 267, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
SOLI INVICTO
Sol, radiate, in long robes, standing facing, head left, right hand raised, globe in left
P XV in exergue
20mm x 22mm, 4.94g
RIC V, Part I, 611 (C); Göbl 1663i


Gallienus, AE Antoninianus, 267, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
SOLI INVICTO
Sol standing facing, radiate head left, globe outward in left hand, right hand raised
PXV in exergue
18mm x 20mm, 3.60g
RIC V, Part I, 611; Göbl 1663i
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 267, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VIRT_VS AVG
Mars standing facing, helmeted head right, vertical spear in right hand, left hand resting on large shield set on ground
PXV in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 4.29g
RIC V, Part I, 612; Göbl 1666i
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 266-267, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FORTVNA REDVX
Fortuna standing facing, head left, vertical short caduceus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
VII C . in exergue
22mm, 3.61g
RIC V, Part I, 613; Göbl 1640b
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 266, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FORTVNA REDVX
Fortuna standing facing, head left, caduceus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
VII C . in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 3.44g
RIC V, Part I, 613 (C); Göbl 1640b

Note: VII C in the exergue is indicative of the seventh and last consulate of Gallienus, which commenced in year 266.


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 266, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch ( Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
IVBENTVS AVG
Emperor standing facing, head left, upright spear in left hand, Victory in right
VII C . in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 2.98g
RIC V, Part I, 615 (S); Göbl 1641a


Gallienus, AE Antoninianus, 266-267, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
IVBENTVS AVG
Gallienus standing facing, head left, Victory in right hand, vertical spear in left
VII C . in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 2.98g
RIC V, Part I, 615; Göbl 1641a
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection; Ex Beast Coins, VCoins, 2006


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 266-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
LAETITIA AVG
Laetitia standing facing, head left, wreath downward in right hand, left hand on anchor set on ground
VII C .  in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 3.58g
RIC V, Part I, 616; Göbl 1642b
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 266, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
MINERV_A AVG
Minerva standing facing, head left, upright spear in left hand, leaning on shield with right
VII C . in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 3.57g
RIC V, Part I, 617 (C); Göbl 1643a


Gallienus, AE Antoninianus, 266-267, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
PIETAS AVG
Gallienus standing facing, head left, sacrificing from patera in right hand over lit altar at left, transverse scepter in left
VII C . in exergue
18mm x 21mm, 2.42g
RIC V, Part I, 618; Göbl 1645a
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 266, Sole Reign, Asia
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VIRTVS AVG
Hercules standing right, apple and lion's skin in left hand, leaning on club with right
VII C . in exergue
RIC V, Part I, 623 (C)


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Samosata (Göbl)
GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right, drapery on left shoulder
AEQVITAS AVG
Aequitas standing facing, head left, scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
21mm x 24mm, 3.88g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 626 for same, but with * in left field); Göbl 1610b
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Cyzicus (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
AEQVITAS AVG
Aequitas standing facing, head left, scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
SPQR in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 3.43g
RIC V, Part I, 627 (C); Göbl 1525Ac


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 264, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
AEQVITAS AVG
Aequitas standing facing, head left, scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
* in left field
21mm x 22mm, 3.99g
RIC V, Part I, 627; Göbl 1610g
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head left
AETERNITAS AVG
She-wolf standing right, suckling twins
Palm branch right in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 3.71g
RIC V, Part I, 628 (C); Göbl 1628a
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust left
AETERNITAS AVG
She-wolf standing right, suckling twins
Palm branch right in exergue
20mm x 22mm, 3.91g
RIC V, Part I, 628 (C); Göbl 1628b


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
AETERNITAS AVG
She-wolf standing right, suckling twins
Palm branch right in exergue
22mm x 24mm, 2.92g
RIC V, Part I, 628 (C); Göbl 1628c


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 265-266, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
AETERNITATI AVG
She-wolf standing right, suckling Remus and Romulus
Palm right in exergue
22mm, 3.83g
RIC V, Part I, 628; Göbl 1628c
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
AETERNITAS AVG
She-wolf standing right, suckling twins
Palm branch right in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 3.44g
RIC V, Part I, 628 (C)
Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 121, Lot 244, August 2005


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
AETERNITAS AVG
She-wolf standing right, suckling twins
21mm, 3.40g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 628); Göbl 1628j
Ex Tony Hardy Collection

Note: Palm branch or SPQR expected in exergue


Gallienus, AE Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed
AETERNITATI AVG
Sol standing facing, radiate head left, right hand raised, globe outward in left
* in left field
20mm x 22mm, 4.38g
RIC V, Part I, 629; Göbl 1611e
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
AETERNITATI AVG
Sol, radiate, standing facing, nude but for chlamys over left shoulder, head left, right hand raised, globe in left
* in left field
21mm, 4.07g
RIC V, Part I, 630 (C); Göbl 1611g


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 264, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
AETERNITATI AVG
Sol standing facing, radiate head left, right hand raised, globe outward in left
* in left field
20mm x 23mm, 3.33g
RIC V, Part I, 630; Göbl 1611g
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
CONSERVATOR AVG
Aesculapius standing facing, head left, leaning on snake staff with right hand
21mm, 3.70g
RIC V, Part I, 632 (C); Göbl 1649g


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
FIDES LEG
Emperor, in military dress, standing facing, head left, ensign in right hand, scepter in left, another ensign at right
21mm, 3.42g
RIC V, Part I, 635 (S); Göbl 1657f


Gallienus, AE Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
GENIVS AVG
Genius standing facing, modius on head left, sacrificing from patera in right hand over lit altar at left, cornucopiae in left
Palm left in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 3.89g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 638, but unlisted with this bust type); Göbl 1630c
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
IOV_I PROPVG
Jupiter advancing left, head right, scepter in left hand, thunderbolt in right
21mm x 23mm, 3.61g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 643, but unattested with this bust type); Göbl 1658f


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
IOVI-STATORI
Jupiter standing facing, head right, thunderbolt in left hand, vertical long scepter in right
22mm, 3.92g
RIC V, Part I, 644 (C); Göbl 1612b


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
IOVI-STATORI
Jupiter standing facing, head right, vertical scepter in right hand, thunderbolt in left
21mm x 22mm, 3.14g
RIC V, Part I, 644; Göbl 1612b
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
IOVI STATORI
Jupiter standing facing, head right, thunderbolt in left hand, scepter in right
* in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 3.85g
RIC V, Part I, 645 (C); Göbl 1612i


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
MARS VICTOR
Mars advancing right, round shield in left hand, spear in right
Palm branch right in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 4.01g
RIC V, Part I, 649 (C)
Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 121, Lot 244, August 2005


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch ( Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
MARS VICTOR
Mars advancing right, round shield in left hand, spear in right
Palm branch right in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 3.55g
RIC V, Part I, 649 (C); Göbl 1632d


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
MINERVA AVG
Minerva standing right, spear in right hand, left hand resting on shield
Palm branch right in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 3.77g
RIC V, Part I, 651 (C); Göbl 1634c


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head left
MINE_RVA AVG
Minerva standing facing, head right, spear in right hand, left hand resting on shield
21mm x 23mm, 3.93g
RIC V, Part I, 651v (C for type); Göbl 1634f
Ex Vel Garnett Collection

Note: RIC does not list this coin with an empty exergue - SPQR, or palm branch left or right expected.


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 265, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
PAX FVNDATA
Trophy between seated, mourning captives
Palm branch right in exergue
20mm x 24mm, 3.50g
RIC V, Part I, 652; Göbl 1635c
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
PROVIDENTIA AVG
Mercury standing left, purse in right hand, caduceus in left
20mm x 21mm, 3.84g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 653 for same reverse type with SPQR in exergue); Göbl 1651f


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC), Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
PROVIDENTIA AVG
Mercury standing facing, nude but for chlamys over left shoulder, head left, purse in right hand, caduceus in left
19mm x 21mm, 2.93g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 653 for same reverse type with SPQR in exergue); Göbl 1651g


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 265, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
PROVIDENTIA AVG
Mercury standing facing, head left, purse in right hand, caduceus in left
20mm x 21mm, 3.88g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 653 for same reverse type with SPQR in exergue); Göbl 1651g
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia
GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
ROMAE AET_ERNAE
Roma seated left on shield, Victory in right hand, spear in left
20mm x 23mm, 3.93g
RIC V, Part I, 654 (C)

Note: The obverse legend appears to end in P P AVG, however, under close examination the serifs of the F can be seen. Either the celator originally engraved a P and attempted to fix it with an F, or the die became filled. Based on the shape of the arc of the letter, it seems more likely to be an engraving error.


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia
GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
ROMAE AETERNAE
Roma seated left on shield, Victory in right hand, spear in left
* in left field
20mm x 21mm, 3.99g
RIC V, Part I, 654 (C)


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
ROMAE AETE_RNAE
Roma seated left on shield, Victory in right hand, vertical spear in left
22mm x 23mm, 3.71g
RIC V, Part I, 654; Göbl 1613b
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
ROMAE AETERNAE
Roma seated left on shield, Victory in right hand, spear in left
* in exergue
22mm x 24mm, 3.49g
RIC V, Part I, 655 (C)


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head left
SAECVLARHS AVG
Stag standing right
Palm branch right in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 2.70g
RIC V, Part I, 656 variant; Göbl 1626a

Note: Variant for reverse legend - SAECVLARES


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head left
SAECVLARHS AVG
Stag standing right
Palm branch right in exergue
20mm x 22mm, 3.74g
RIC V, Part I, 656 variant; Göbl 1626a

Note: Variant for reverse legend - SAECVLARES


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 265, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
SAECVLARHS AVG
Stag standing right
Palm branch right in exergue
22mm x 24mm, 3.80g
RIC V, Part I, 656 variant; Göbl 1626d
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection

Note: Variant for reverse legend - SAECVLARES


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 265, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
SOLI INVICTO
Sol standing facing, radiate head left, right hand raised, whip in left
20mm x 21mm, 3.68g
RIC V, Part I, 658; Göbl 1659f
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 263-264, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
S P Q R / OPTIMO / PRINCI / PI
Legend in four lines surrounded by wreath terminating in large jewel
22mm x 23mm, 3.69g
RIC V, Part I, 659 (C); Göbl 1609b


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VENRI VICTRICI
Venus standing facing, head left, helmet in right hand, transverse spear in left and leaning left elbow on shield
21mm x 22mm, 3.42g
RIC V, Part I, 660 (C); Göbl 1653f


Gallienus, AE Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VICT_ORIA-AVG
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left over shoulder
20mm x 23mm, 2.69g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 662 for type); Göbl 1615b
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection

Note: RIC only lists this coin with * in left field or SPQR in exergue. The style of this specimen is strikingly similar to that on the Antioch issues of Macrianus and Quietus.


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia
GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VICT_ORIA AVG
Victory walking left, wreath in right hand, palm in left
21mm x 23mm, 4.00g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 662 for type); Göbl 1615b

Note: The style of this specimen is strikingly similar to that on the Antioch issues of Macrianus and Quietus and appears to be from the same celator as the previous example.


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VICTORIA AVG
Victory walking left, wreath in right hand, palm in left
* in exergue
20mm x 22mm, 3.47g
RIC V, Part I, 663 (C)


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 264, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VICTORIA AVG
Victory standing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left over shoulder
* in exergue
21mm x 24mm, 3.41g
RIC V, Part I, 663; Göbl 1615i
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VICTORIA AVG
Victory walking left, wreath in right hand, palm in left
SPQR in exergue
21mm, 3.87g
RIC V, Part I, 663 (C)


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 264, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Cyzicus (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind, two pellets under bust
VICTO_RIA AVG
Victory walking left, placing shield on pedestal
SPQR in exergue
20mm x 22mm, 3.96g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC V 665 for same without pellets on obverse); Göbl -- (cf. Göbl 1550ac same)


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VICTORIA AVG
Victory walking left, placing shield on pedestal
SPQR in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 3.73g
RIC V, Part I, 665 variant (S for type)

Note: Variant for bust type - radiate and draped or cuirassed bust right expected


Gallienus, Billon Antoninianus, 267, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VIRTV_S AVG
Virtus, standing facing, helmeted head left, right breast exposed, right hand resting on large shield set on ground, reversed vertical spear in left
20mm x 23mm, 2.86g
RIC V, Part I, 667; Göbl 1617b
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VIRTV_S AVG
Soldier standing facing, head left, right hand on shield, spear in left
* in left field
22mm x 23mm, 3.60g
RIC V, Part I, 668 (C)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 335, September 2005


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 266-267, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VIRTV_S AVG
Soldier standing facing in military dress, helmeted head left, right hand resting on large shield set on ground, vertical spear in left
* in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 2.55g
RIC V, Part I, 668; Göbl 1617i
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VIRT_VS AVG
Soldier standing facing, head right, upright spear in right hand, round shield in left
22mm x 23mm, 3.17g
RIC V, Part I, 669 (C); Göbl 1666g


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 265, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VIRTVS AVG
Gallienus standing facing, head right, globe in left hand, transverse spear in right
Palm branch right in exergue
22mm x 23mm, 4.45g
RIC V, Part I, 670; Göbl 1636c
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 265, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVG
Gallienus standing facing, head right, globe in left hand, transverse spear in right
Palm right in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 3.80g
RIC V, Part I, 670; Göbl 1636d
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVGVSTI
Hercules, nude, standing right, right hand on hip, lion-skin and club in left and set on rock
22mm, 3.60g
RIC V, Part I, 672; Göbl 1616b
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVGVSTI
Hercules, nude, standing right, right hand on hip, lion-skin and club in left and set on rock
* in right field
20mm x 22mm, 3.90g
RIC V, Part I, -- (cf. RIC 672 for same, but unlisted with * in right field); Göbl 1616e
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Silvered Antoninianus, 264, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VIRTVS AVGVSTI
Hercules, nude, standing right, right hand on hip, lion-skin and club in left and set on rock
* in right field
20mm x 22mm, 3.55g
RIC V, Part I, 673; Göbl 1616g
Ex Dan Hoffman Gallienus Collection


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VIRTVS AVGVSTI
Hercules standing right, right hand on hip, leaning on club with left arm, lion skin draped over club
* in right field
21mm x 23mm, 4.18g
RIC V, Part I, 673 (C); Göbl 1616g


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia (RIC) Antioch (Göbl)
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VIRTVS AVGVSTI
Hercules standing right, right hand on hip, leaning on club with left arm, lion skin draped over club
* in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 3.99g
RIC V, Part I, 673 (C); Göbl 1616i

*** Not in RIC ***


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 257-259, Joint Reign, Rome
IMP GALLIENVS P F AVGG M
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VICTORI_A G M
Victory standing left, wreath in right hand, palm in left, captive at feet before
21mm x 24mm, 3.14g
RIC V, Part I, --; Göbl 147k
Ex Tony Hardy Collection


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 257-259, Joint Reign, Moesia (Viminacium)
IMP GALLIENVS P AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
SPES PVBLICA
Spes standing left, flower in right hand, hitching skirt with left
21mm x 24mm, 4.19g
RIC V, Part I, --; Göbl 827q


Gallienus, AR Antoninianus, 259, Joint Reign, Asia (RIC) or Samosata (Göbl)
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
ORIENS-AVG
Emperor standing facing, head left, spear upward in left hand, receiving wreath from Tyche standing facing, head right
Wreath in upper middle field
21mm x 23mm, 3.39g
RIC V, Part I, --; Göbl 1698b


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome, Officina 5
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
VBERITA_S AVG
Uberitas standing facing, head left, marsupium in right hand, cornucopiae in left
E in right field
17mm, 2.75g
RIC V, Part I, --; Göbl 583a

Note: RIC only lists this coin with IMP GALLIENVS AVG obverse legend and does not list E field mark


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Rome
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
VIRT_VS A_VGVSTI
Mars standing facing, head left, branch upward in right hand, spear in left, right foot on rock (?)
X in left field
21mm x 24mm, 4.13g
RIC V, Part I, --; Göbl 636a
Ex Vel Garnett Collection; Ex Scott Uhrick Collection

Note: Same as RIC 330 (S), except different obverse legend and reverse not described with Mars standing with foot on object, even though all examples I could find for reference do show the object.


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 259, Sole Reign, Mediolanum, Officina 1
IMP GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate head right
P M TR P-VII COS
Emperor, veiled, standing left, sacrificing from patera in right hand over lit altar at left, short scepter in left hand
MP in exergue
RIC V, Part I, --
Ex Tony Hardy Collection

Note: RIC lists this obverse for #461 and reverse with MP in exergue for #460. Also, RIC lists this in Gallienus's sole reign period, but dates the coin as 259 AD, while Valerian I was still ruling jointly.


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 265, Sole Reign, Asia
GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
P M TR P XIII
Lion walking left, bucranium between paws
CVIPP / palm left in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 3.50g
RIC V, Part I, --

Note: Not listed in RIC with this obverse legend


Gallienus, Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Asia
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
SOLI INVICTO
Sol, radiate, standing right, chlamys over left shoulder, head left, right hand raised behind, globe in left
RIC V, Part I, --; Göbl 1655f
Ex Tony Hardy Collection

Note: RIC only has an entry for Sol standing left with whip for this reverse legend (#658).

*** Imitative ***


Gallienus, AE Antoninianus, 260-268, Sole Reign, Local Imitation
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right
[PRO]VID_CI_TI_I I AVG
Providentia (?) standing facing, head left, decorated spear or large grain shaft (?) in right hand, cornucopiae in left
19mm x 21mm, 3.47g
RIC V, Part I, --
Ex Rusty Romans, VCoins, April 2010