This collection features coins from the rise and fall of the Gallic empire between 260-274 CE. The history of Rome and Gaul is neatly reflected in the coinage minted in the two empires at the time.
- 8 coin set of various bronze coinage of the CE (common era).
- Set is displayed in a deluxe custom hardwood box with a story and certificate of authenticity.
- Includes Bronze Antoniniani of the following Emperors:
* Valerian I, 253-260 CE
* Gallienus, 253-268 CE
* Postumus, 260-268 CE
* Victorinus, 269-271 CE
* Claudius II Gothicus, 268-270 CE
* Tetricus I, 271-274 CE
* Tetricus II, 273-274 CE
* Aurelian, 270-275 CE
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In the first years of the reign of Postumus, the coins had high Silver content, indicative of the prosperity of the region under his command. As he committed more resources to the defense of his breakaway empire, he began to debase his currency. By the end of the Gallic Empire, the coins were all bronze. But they still contained trace amounts of Silver, either as a wash, or as part of the metallurgical admixture. On some coins, the Silver content is still visible. The antoninianus of Tetricus was frequently imitated by the Germanic tribes.