Further Decline [Part 2] (238 - 270s AD)

Despite the worsening state of the Empire, Philip the Arab (AD 244-AD 249) created a superb series of coins in AD 248 to celebrate the millennium of the foundation of Rome. The emperors Valerian (AD 253- AD 260) and his son, Gallienus (AD 253-AD 268), had to deal with several invasions of the Empire by German tribes and by the Persians. The defeat and capture of Valerian by the Persians was a humiliating disaster for the Empire and marked the nadir of Rome's fortunes in the third century. The emperors Claudius II Gothicus (268 - 270) and Quintillus (270) were powerless to reverse the decline. James R. Wadman B.A., M.A. [History and Archaeology] for TimeLine Originals

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Example of a Further Decline coin we have sold recently:

Salonina 013464

Salonina 'Fecunditas with Children' Antoninianus
Silver, 3.45 grams; 23.41 mm. Rome. 256-257 AD. Obverse: SALONINA AVG, diademed, draped bust right, on crescent. Reverse: FECVNDITAS AVG, Fecunditas, standing right, holding small child on left hand and holding hand of second child with her right. RIC V-1, 26. Very fine-good very fine. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com

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Salonina 013464

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