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
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.
Coins of Gallienus' "Zoo"
Virtual Catalog of Roman Coins
The Roman Empire
De Imperatoribus Romanis
Jona Lendering's The Roman legions: general introduction
Alexandrian Coins of Hadrian
Septimius Severus and family
more Septimius Severus
Gordian III and Roman Provincial Coins
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
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
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* no editorial comment is implied by the absence of any site from these lists
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