VOLUSIAN Roman Caesar251AD Ancient Roman Coin VIMINACIUM Legion Bull Lion i28868
Item: i28868 Authentic Ancient Coin of. Volusian – Roman Caesar: 251-253 A. Bronze 29mm (10.18 grams) Struck at Viminacium Year 13 of it’s Colonial Era 251/252 A. IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, Laureate bust right, drapery over left shoulder. P M S COL VIM, Moesia standing left between bull standing right and lion left; in exergue, AN XIII. Viminacium was a major city of the Roman province of Moesia (today’s Serbia), and the capital of Moesia Superior. Viminacium was the base camp of Legio VII Claudia, and hosted for some time the IIII Flavia Felix. It was destroyed in 440 by the Huns. Legio septima Claudia Pia Fidelis (Seventh Claudian Legion) was a Roman legion. Its emblem, as well as of all Caesar’s legions, was the bull, together with the lion. The 7th, along with the 6th , 8th & 9th were all founded by Pompey in Spain in 65 BC. They were ordered to Cisalpine Gaul around 58 BC by Julius Caesar , and marched with him throughout the entire Gallic Wars. Legio VII was one of the two legions used in Caesar’s invasions of Britain , and played a crucial role in The Battle of Pharsalus in 48 BC, and it existed at least until the end of the 4th century, guarding middle Danube. Tiberius Claudius Maximus the Roman soldier who brought the head of Decebalus to emperor Trajan was serving in Legio VII Claudia. Map of the Roman empire in AD 125, under emperor Hadrian Legio VII Claudia , stationed on the river Danube at Viminacium (Kostolac, Serbia), in Moesia Superior province, from AD 58 until the 4th century. Viminacium was a major city of the Romanann province of Moesia (today’s Serbia), and the capital of Moesia Superior. Viminacium was the base camp of Claudia Legio VII , and hosted for some time the Flavia Felix IIII. It was destroyed in 440 by the Huns , but rebuilt by Justinian I. During Maurices Balkan campaigns , Viminacium saw destruction by the Avars in 584 and a crushing defeat of Avar forces on the northern Danube bank in 599, destroying Avar reputation for invincibility. Today Kostolac , a small Serbian town on the Danube river, is located where Viminacium used to be. Gaius Vibius Volusianus d. August, 253 was a Roman emperor (251 – 253). He was son to Gaius Vibius Trebonianus Gallus by his wife Afinia Gemina Baebiana. He is known to have had a sister, Vibia Galla. The death of Decius in early June, 251 led to Trebonianus Gallus’ elevation to the throne. Gallus adopted Decius’ son Hostilian and made him co-ruler. Volusianus was named Caesar and Princeps Juventutis. Later in 251 Hostilian died of the plague and Volusianus replaced him as Augustus and co-ruler. Father and son were both killed in 253 by mutinous troops in Interamna. What is a certificate of authenticity and what guarantees do you give that the item is authentic? You will be quite happy with what you get with the COA; a professional presentation of the coin, with all of the relevant information and a picture of the coin you saw in the listing. Is there a number I can call you with questions about my order? When should I leave feedback? Once you receive your order, please leave a positive. Please don’t leave any negative feedbacks, as it happens many times that people rush to leave feedback before letting sufficient time for the order to arrive. The matter of fact is that any issues can be resolved, as reputation is most important to me. My goal is to provide superior products and quality of service. The item “VOLUSIAN Roman Caesar251AD Ancient Roman Coin VIMINACIUM Legion Bull Lion i28868″ is in sale since Monday, July 16, 2012. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Provincial (100-400 AD)”. The seller is “highrating_lowprice” and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.