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  • The Legionary series, as mentioned in The Celator, Oct. 2005
  • Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus was made Augustus shortly after the accession of his father, Valerian, in 253 CE. After his father's capture in 259 by the Sasanian king Shapur, Gallienus instituted a series of military and civic reforms that were successful, however briefly, in defending the empire against Germanic invaders and in encouraging a Neoplatonic "Renaissance." In the midst of a series of victories against a new outbreak of Germanic invasions, Gallienus was murdered by a group of his officers.

    Reviled by patrician historians for his exclusion of Senators from military honors and later vilified by Christian historians willing to ignore and invent facts in order to add "ungrateful son" to Valerian's list of woes, his reputation suffered further when even Julian II took a turn at badmouthing Gallienus in The Caesars.

    In any case, they're all dead now.

    My Coins of Gallienus and Family with or without thumbnails. (In either case, nothing's for sale.) It includes coins in the name of Gallienus, his wife Salonina, and their sons Valerian II and Saloninus.

    New: Readers' Coins

    Or, search my Coins of Gallienus and Family:    (using the world's crudest search utility, case insensitive, put phrases in "double-quotes")

    Alternately, some coins of the Republic with or without thumbnails, also not for sale.

    And, another money pit, a very sketchy Imperial Portrait Gallery on the coins of Alexandria with or without thumbnails. Of course, not for sale.

    For added fun, I've got another site, The Attic, where some of my odds and ends are collected.

    Glutton for punishment, I've begun a blog as a place to think aloud about the collection, collecting, &c.

    Ancient Coin Collectors Guild

    Links to Gallienus pages better than mine*:

    Coins of Gallienus' "Zoo"

    Virtual Catalog of Roman Coins


    The Roman Empire

    De Imperatoribus Romanis

    Gallienus Coins

    Jona Lendering's The Roman legions: general introduction

    Links to Other Emperor Pages, &c *:


    more Trajan

    Alexandrian Coins of Hadrian

    Septimius Severus and family

    more Septimius Severus

    Severus Alexander

    Gordian III

    Gordian III and Roman Provincial Coins

    Philip I

    "Divi series"

    Four bad years 249-253 AD

    Later Roman coinage


    Tetricus I & II

    Officina mintmarks of the Roman emperors Diocletian and Maximiman at Siscia (289-290 AD)

    Not in RIC, addenda & corrigenda

    Roman Emperors. Portrait Gallery.

    Byzantine coins, the Golden Horde, Crimean or Giray Khanate, Russian Medieval coins, and Russian Frontier coins

    Links to Republican pages better than mine*:

    Antonio Dell'elce Collection of Roman Republic Coins

    Dr. Mark Allan Padolsky's Roman Republican Coins

    Imitations of Roman Republican Denarii

    The 81 Roman coins of the Cornelia (with a brief look at the Valeriani!)


    L. Papius Varieties

    Links to Alexandrian pages better than mine*:

    Michael J. Covili's Coins of Roman Egypt


    Alexandrian Coins Roman Era

    Cohen Description Historique des monnaies frappées sous l'Empire Romain

    Helvetica's RIC lists of common Roman bronzes

    What I Like About Ancient Coins

    Modern Forgeries Now Turning Up in Uncleaned Lots

    Modern Fakes in Uncleaned Lots

    Modern Fakes of Ancient Coins

    Decadence, Rome and Romania, the Emperors Who Weren't

    Ancient fourrée coins from the collection of Aaron Emigh

    Ancient Greek Coins of Miletus

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