Antoninianus - Valerianus VOTA ORBIS; Victory

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Valerian (253-260)
Gallienus (253-268)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 255-256
Value Antoninianus = 2 Denarii
Currency Antoninianus, Reform of Caracalla (AD 215 – 301)
Composition Silver
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 286216
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References RIC V.1# 295c,
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.295c
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Bust of Valerian, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right.

Script: Latin

Lettering: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG

Translation:
Imperator Caesar Publius Licinius Valerianus Pius Felix Augustus.
Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar Publius Licinius Valerian, the pious, the fortunate, emperor (Augustus).

Reverse

Two Victories, winged, draped, affixing shield inscribed S C onto palm-tree.

Script: Latin

Lettering: VOTA ORBIS

Translation:
Vota Orbis.
The vows (prayers) of the city.

Mint

Antioch on the Orontes, Syria, modern-day Antakya, Turkey

Comments

Source:
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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