Gallienus 'Mars in Temple' Antoninianus G4

Gallienus 'Mars in Temple' Antoninianus G4
Rare Gallienus 'Mars in Temple' Antoninianus
Silver, 5.29 grams; 22.10 mm. Obverse: GALLIENVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: DEO MARTI, Mars standing left in tetrastyle temple, resting on spear and shield. Elmer 80, Cunetio hoard 0713, Stevenage hoard 507, Fineshade hoard 203. Very fine condition.

A leading coin expert writes: "This is recorded in Göbl as Göbl 889h (Joint reign)...However, in view of the distance between the S of GALLIENVS and the letters AVG (longer than is required simply for PF), I am wondering whether this coin actually has the dots in the obv. legend thus: GALLIENVS·P·F·AVG. That would account for the long gap between the name and his title. In this case it would be Elmer 80, Cunetio hoard 0713, Stevenage hoard 507, Fineshade hoard 203."

£85.00  
  

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