Antoninianus - Valerianus PIETATI AVGG; Pietas

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Valerian (253-260)
Gallienus (253-268)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 254-255
Value Antoninianus = 2 Denarii
Currency Antoninianus, Reform of Caracalla (AD 215 – 301)
Composition Silver
Weight 3.8 g
Diameter 21.5 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 286125
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References RIC V.1# 219,
Percy H. Webb, Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham; 1927. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 5.1. Valerian to Florian (AD 253–276). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.5.val_i.219
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Bust of Valerian, radiate, draped, right.

Script: Latin

Lettering: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG

Translation:
Imperator Caesar Publius Licinius Valerianus Augustus.
Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar Publius Licinius Valerian, emperor (Augustus).

Reverse

Pietas, draped, standing left, leaning on column, holding sceptre in right hand.

Script: Latin

Lettering: PIETATI AVGG

Translation:
Pietati Duorum Augustorum.
To the piety of the two emperors (Augusti).

Mint

Colonia Viminacium, Moesia Superior, Serbia

Comments

Mass varies: 2.77–4.62 g;
Diameter varies: 20–22.51 mm;

Example of this type:
American Numismatic Society (ANS)

Source:
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (254-255) 

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