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Mint of Rome
Göbl 38g
(sestertius)
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVGVIRTVS AVGG
Laureate draped cuirassed bust rightMars standing left, leaning on shield at feet left, holding spear in left hand. S_C across fields.
Göbl 38m
(as)
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVGVIRTVS AVGG
Laureate draped cuirassed bust rightMars standing left, leaning on shield at feet left, holding spear in left hand. S_C across fields.
Göbl 38tIMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVGG
Radiate draped bust rightMars standing left, leaning on shield at feet left, holding spear in left hand.
Göbl 38vIMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVGG
Radiate cuirassed bust rightMars standing left, leaning on shield at feet left, holding spear in left hand.
Göbl 38bb
(sestertius)
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVGG
Laureate draped cuirassed bust rightMars standing left, leaning on shield at feet left, holding spear in left hand. S_C across fields.
Göbl 38dd
(sestertius)
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVGG
Laureate cuirassed bust rightMars standing left, leaning on shield at feet left, holding spear in left hand. S_C across fields.
Göbl 83qIMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVGVIRTVS AVGG
Radiate cuirassed bust rightMars standing left, resting right hand on shield at feet and holding spear in left.
Göbl 84oIMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVGG
Radiate cuirassed bust rightMars advancing right holding spear in right hand and trophy, over shoulder, in left.
Göbl 86pIMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVGVIRTVS AVGG
Radiate cuirassed bust right, one ribbon behind, one forward across shoulderMars standing left, holding reversed spear in right hand, resting left hand on shield at feet.
Göbl 86q
(2 examples)
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVGVIRTVS AVGG
Radiate cuirassed bust right, both ribbons behindMars standing left, holding reversed spear in right hand, resting left hand on shield at feet.
Göbl 120k
(2 examples)
IMP GALLIENVS P F AVG GERMVIRTVS AVGG
Radiate cuirassed bust rightMars advancing right holding spear n right hand and trophy over left shoulder.
Göbl 150kIMP GALLIENVS P F AVG G MVIRTVS AVGG
Radiate cuirassed bust rightMars advancing right holding spear n right hand and trophy over left shoulder.
Göbl 152bIMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVGVIRTVS AVGG
Radiate draped cuirassed bust rightMars standing right, holding reversed spear in right hand, resting left on shield at feet right.
Göbl 152kIMP GALLIENVS P F AVG G MVIRTVS AVGG
Radiate cuirassed bust rightMars standing right, holding reversed spear in right hand, resting left on shield at feet right.
Göbl 343aGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
Radiate head right, one ribbon behind, one forward across shoulderMars standing left, holding globe in right hand and spear in left. P in left field.
Göbl 344aGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
Radiate head right, one ribbon behind, one forward across shoulderMars standing left, holding globe in right hand and spear in left. P in right field.
Göbl 344cGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
Radiate head right, slight drapery on both shouldersMars standing left, holding globe in right hand and spear in left. P in right field.
Göbl 344eGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
Radiate head right, both ribbons behindMars standing left, holding globe in right hand and spear in left. P in right field. (die clash)
Göbl 344x
(2 examples)
GALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
Radiate cuirassed bust rightMars standing left, holding globe in right hand and spear in left. P in right field.
Göbl 375aGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
Radiate head rightMars standing left, resting right hand on shield at feet left and holding in left hand. VI in right field.
Göbl 375x
(2 examples)
GALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
Radiate cuirassed bust rightMars standing left, resting right hand on shield at feet left and holding in left hand. VI in right field.
ancient counterfeit of Göbl 375xvar
  • obverse legend and bust are joint reign, reverse is sole reign
  • officina marking wrong for joint reign
  • coin is significantly undersize and underweight
  • IMP GALLIENVS P F AVG G MVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate cuirassed bust rightMars standing left, resting right hand on shield at feet left and holding in left hand. VI in right field.
    Göbl 381xGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate cuirassed bust rightMars standing left, foot on helmet left, holding globe in right hand and spear in left. P in right field.
    Göbl 635aGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVGVSTI
    Radiate head rightMars standing left holding olive branch in right hand and spear in left.
    Göbl 636a
    (2 examples)
    GALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVGVSTI
    Radiate head rightMars standing left holding olive branch in right hand and spear in left. X in left field.
    Göbl 637aGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVGVSTI
    Radiate head rightMars standing left holding olive branch in right hand and spear in left. X in right field.
    Mint of Viminacium
    Göbl 794dIMP P LIC VALERIANO AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust rightMars standing left, holding Victory in right hand, left hand on spear and shield at feet right. (A rather badly worn die here)
    Göbl 811dIMP VALERIANVS P AVGVIRTVS AVGG
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust rightMars standing left, holding Victory in right hand and spear in left, shield at feet right.
    Göbl 828cIMP VALERIANVS P AVGVIRTVS AVGG
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust rightMars standing left, right hand on shield at feet left, holding reversed spear with left hand.
    Göbl 828qIMP GALLIENVS P AVGVIRTVS AVGG
    Radiate cuirassed bust rightMars standing left, right hand on shield at feet left, holding reversed spear with left hand.
    Mint of Köln
    Göbl 882l
    (2 examples)
    GALLIENVSˇPˇFˇAVGVIRTVS AVGG
    Radiate cuirassed bust rightEmperor standing right, holding spear transverse in right hand and standard right with left.
    Mint of Mediolanum
    Göbl 963uGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVGVSTI
    Radiate, helmeted, draped cuirassed bust left, holding spear in right hand and shield in left.Hercules standing right, leaning on club right, holding lion-skin right.
    Göbl 970vGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS MIL
    Radiate cuirassed bust rightMars standing right, holding spear with right hand, left resting on shield at feet right.
    Göbl 1147m
    (2 examples)
    GALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate head rightMars standing left, holding reversed spear right and shield left.
    Göbl 1147oGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate head right, slight drapery on both shouldersMars standing left, holding reversed spear right and shield left.
    Göbl 1147aaGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate cuirassed bust rightMars standing left, holding reversed spear right and shield left.
    Göbl 1149kGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate head right, slight drapery on both shouldersMars standing left, holding reversed spear right and shield left. P in exergue.
    Göbl 1150hGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate head rightMars standing left, holding reversed spear right and shield left. S in exergue.
    Göbl 1150kGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate head right, slight drapery on both shouldersMars standing left, holding reversed spear right and shield left. S in exergue.
    Mint of Cyzikus
    Göbl 1554AcGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust right, no pellets beneathHercules standing right, leaning on club draped in lionskin right. SPQR in exergue.
    Göbl 1555Ac
    (2 examples, the 2nd badly double-struck)
    GALLIENVS AVGVIRTVTI AVG
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust right, no pellets beneathTwo captives seated at the foot of a trophy, their arms tied behind their backs. SPQR in exergue.
    Mint of Antioch
    Göbl 1584bIMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVGVIRTVS AVGG
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust rightMars standing left, holding spear right and shield left.
    Göbl 1616bGALLIENVS P F AVGVIRTVS AVGVSTI
    Radiate cuirassed bust rightHercules standing right, leaning on club right, holding lion-skin right.
    Göbl 1616eGALLIENVS P F AVGVIRTVS AVGVSTI
    Radiate cuirassed bust rightHercules standing right, leaning on club right, holding lion-skin right. Star in right field.
    Göbl 1616gGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVGVSTI
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust rightHercules standing right, leaning on club right, holding lion-skin right. Star in right field.
    Göbl 1616iGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVGVSTI
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust rightHercules standing right, leaning on club right, holding lion-skin right. Star in exergue.
    Göbl 1617bGALLIENVS P F AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate cuirassed bust rightMars standing left, holding spear right, leaning on shield left.
    Göbl 1617eGALLIENVS P F AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate cuirassed bust rightMars standing left, holding spear right, leaning on shield left. Star in left field.
    Göbl 1617gGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust rightMars standing left, holding spear right, leaning on shield left. Star in left field.
    Göbl 1617iGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust rightMars standing left, holding spear right, leaning on shield left. Star in exergue.
    Göbl 1617lGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust rightMars standing left, holding spear right, leaning on shield left. Crescent in left field.
    Göbl 1636aGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate head leftMars advancing right, holding transverse spear and globe right, branch in exergue.
    Göbl 1636cGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust rightMars advancing right, holding transverse spear and globe right, branch in exergue.
    Göbl 1636dGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate cuirassed bust rightMars advancing right, holding transverse spear and globe right, branch in exergue.
    Göbl 1636iGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust rightMars advancing right, holding transverse spear and globe right.
    Göbl 1647a
    (2 examples)
    GALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust rightHercules standing left, holding club on ground with right hand, holding apples of the Hesperides in left hand, lion-skin draped over left arm. VIICˇ in exergue.
    Göbl 1647bGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate cuirassed bust rightHercules standing left, holding club on ground with right hand, holding apples of the Hesperides in left hand, lion-skin draped left over arm. VIICˇ in exergue.
    Göbl 1666a
    (Göbl does not attest this bust for this reverse)
    GALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust rightMars standing right, holding spear left, leaning on shield right. VIICˇ in exergue.
    Göbl 1666e
    (Göbl does not attest this bust for this reverse)
    GALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate head leftMars standing right, holding spear left, leaning on shield right.
    Göbl 1666f
    (I'm surprised that Göbl places both these coins with the shield raised, and those with the shield grounded, together in row 1666.)
    GALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust rightMars standing right, holding spear left and shield right.
    Göbl 1666gGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate cuirassed bust rightMars standing right, holding spear left and shield right.
    Göbl 1666iGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust rightMars standing right, holding long spear left, leaning on shield right. PXV in exergue.
    Göbl 1666kGALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate cuirassed bust rightMars standing right, holding spear left, leaning on shield right. PXV in exergue.
    Göbl 1666m
    (Göbl does not attest this obverse, with delta, with this reverse with PXV)
    GALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust right, Δ beneathMars standing right, holding spear left, leaning on shield right. PXV in exergue.
    Mint of Samosata
    Göbl 1681e
    (2 examples
    IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVGVIRTVS AVGG
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust rightValerian and Gallienus standing face-to-face, left holding globe and spear, right holding Victory and spear.
    Göbl 1681m
    (2 examples, the difference perhaps more in execution than in style)
    IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVGG
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust rightValerian and Gallienus standing face-to-face, left holding globe and spear, right holding Victory and spear.
    Göbl 1681nIMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVGVIRTVS AVGG
    Radiate cuirassed bust leftValerian and Gallienus standing face-to-face, left holding globe and spear, right holding Victory and spear.
    Göbl 1687eIMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVGVIRTVS AVGG
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust rightValerian and Gallienus standing face-to-face, left holding globe and spear, right holding Victory and spear.
    Göbl 1687mIMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVGVIRTVS AVGG
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust rightValerian and Gallienus standing face-to-face, left holding globe and spear, right holding Victory and spear.
    Göbl 1703m
    (2 examples)
    IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVGVIRTVS AVGG
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust rightValerian and Gallienus standing face-to-face, left holding globe and spear, right holding Victory and spear, wreath with central pellet above.
    Göbl 1703rIMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVGVIRTVS AVGG
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust rightValerian and Gallienus standing face-to-face, left holding globe and spear, right holding Victory and spear, star above.
    Göbl 1704bIMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust rightGallienus left, holding spear, receiving wreath (or crown) from Roma right, holding spear and shield. Wreath above.
    Göbl 1705bIMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVGVIRTVS AVG
    Radiate draped cuirassed bust rightGallienus right, holding transverse spear, erecting trophy left.


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    Imperial attributions are based on Göbl Moneta Imperii Romani 36, 43, 44 Die Münzprägung der Kaiser Valerianus I, / Gallienus / Saloninus, Regalianus und Macrianus / Quietus.
    Alexandrian attributions are based on Emmett Alexandrian Coins and Milne Catalogue of Alexandrian Coins.
    Other provincial attributions from:
    SNG Copenhagen,
    SNG von Aulock,
    SNG France 2 Cilicie,
    SNG France 3 Pamphylie / Pisidie / Lycaonie / Galatie,
    SNG France 5 Mysie,
    Catalog of Greek Coins in the British Museum Collection,
    David R. Sear Greek Imperial Coins and their Values,
    Lindgren & Kovacs Ancient Bronze Coins of Asia Minor and the Levant from the Lindgren Collection,
    Lindgren Ancient Greek Bronze Coins: European Mints from the Lindgren Collection,
    Lindgren Lindgren III Ancient Greek Bronze Coins from the Lindgren Collection,
    Ivan Varbanov Greek Imperial Coins (2002, in Bulgarian),
    Ivan Varbanov Greek Imperial Coins (2005, in English),
    W.H. Waddington, E. Babelon, Th. Reinach Recueil Général des Monnaies Grecques d'Asia Mineure,
    Alfred R. Bellinger Troy the Coins,
    David MacDonald The Coinage of Aphrodisias,
    David MacDonald An Introduction to the History and Coinage of the Kingdom of the Bosporus,
    David Yonge The So-Called Interregnum Coinage, 1979 Numismatic Chronicle,
    the Moushmov translation at Wildwinds,
    Ed Snible's Digital Historia Numorum,
    or cribbed from the seller's info.

    Information on the legions is from Graham Webster The Roman Imperial Army of the First and Second Centuries A.D.