Aureus - Gallienus DIANA FELIX

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Gallienus (253-268)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 260-268
Value Aureus = 25 Denarii (25)
Currency Antoninianus, Reform of Caracalla (AD 215 – 301)
Composition Gold
Weight 4.1 g
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 288442
Numista (https://numista.com)
References RIC V.1# 29,
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.gall(2).29
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Head of Gallienus, radiate, right.

Lettering: GALLIENVS AVG

Translation:
Gallienus Augustus.
Gallienus, emperor (Augustus).

Reverse

Diana, draped, walking right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver; at her feet, running hound.

Lettering: DIANA FELIX

Translation:
Diana Felix.
Diana, the fortunate.

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

Comments

Mass varies: 3.89–4.38 g;

Example of this type:
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Source:
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (260-268) 

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