Ruling the Roman Empire from A.D. 253-268, Emperor Gallienus endured a multitude of problems including invasions, rebellions, plague and economic malaise. Seeking divine assistance to improve the fortunes of the empire, Gallienus struck a variety of coins featuring real or mythical animals associated with and honoring prominent Roman deities. This bronze Antoninianus depicts the emperor on the obverse and features a deer on the reverse to please Diana – goddess of the hunt, the moon and nature. Closely associated with woodlands and wild animals, deer were especially sacred to Diana.
Last struck 1,750 years ago, this attractive bronze coin of Ancient Rome has been carefully preserved in desirable Very Fine Plus condition. So you can enjoy all the details of the portrait of Gallienus wearing a radiate crown and the reverse image of a deer with the inscription dianae cons avg (“To Diana, Preserver of the Emperor”). Add this affordable museum-quality artifact of the legendary Roman Empire to your collection today!
- Product Type: Single Products
- Material: Bronze
- Rulers: Gallienus (A.D. 253 - 268)