Rare Aureolus Billon Antoninianus. Ancient Roman Imperial Coin
A simply stunning and highly collectable coin here. To most this looks and feels like a Postumus Antoninianus but its is NOT. This is a billon antoninianus coin of Aureolus minted in the name of Postumus. A rare and super collectable coin. Aureolus was one of the many tyranni or usurpers that sprang up, in various parts of the Empire, during the reign of Gallienus. A Dacian by birth, and (if Zonarus is to be credited) in his youthful days a shepherd. Aureolus rose in the army and became governor of Illyria under Gallienus. He rescued Gallienus out of the rebellious hands of Macrianus and his son, only to later revolt himself. He was proclaimed emperor by the legions in Illyria, or rather in Rhaetia, about the year 267 C. Defeated by Gallienus shortly afterwards, he shut himself up in Mediolanum (Milan). He was saved from his besiegers by the assassination of Gallienus, only to be slain by the troops of Claudius II Gothicus, in 268 C. The item “Rare Aureolus Billon Antoninianus. Ancient Roman Imperial Coin” is in sale since Monday, September 24, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins\Coins\Ancient\Roman\Roman Imperial (235-476AD)”. The seller is “veni_vidi_vici_coins” and is located in Washington, Tyne and Wear. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Provenance: Mike Ford Collection
- Modified Item: No
- Cleaned/ Uncleaned: Cleaned
- Metal: Billon
- Denomination: Antoninianus
- Roman Period: Roman Imperial (235 – 476 AD)