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Roman Empire, Billon Double Denarius of Gallienus (AD 253-268) NGC Ch. XF

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Why add this Billon Double Denarius struck A.D. 253-268 for Roman Emperor Gallienus to your collection?

The Double Denarius was first issued in A.D. 215 by Roman Emperor Caracalla, gradually replacing the severely debased Silver Denarius. The metallic content of the Double Denarius of Gallienus, struck A.D. 253-268, is mostly bronze or copper, with a wash of silver. The coin typically depicted the reigning emperor, portrayed wearing a radiate crown, which symbolizes the Double Denarius denomination. Gallienus was co-Emperor with his father Valerian from A.D. 253-260, then sole Emperor from A.D. 260-268, following the death of his father. Coinage struck for Gallienus during the period of joint reign indicate his title as "AVGG." while sole reign coinage is inscribed "AVG."

Sharp image details

Emperor Gallienus is depicted on the obverse, facing right, in a radiate crown, surrounded by inscription of name and title.

Reverse designs of the Gallienus Double Denarius feature varied gods, goddesses and themes of mythology, as well as declarations of military victory.

Graded Choice Extremely Fine by NGC

This Billon Double Denarius is authenticated as coinage struck for Roman Emperor Gallienus, A.D. 253-268, and graded Choice Extremely Fine by NGC Ancients, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's ancient coin specialists. This superbly struck coin, having a Sheldon Scale equivalent of 45, features complete details with visible wear apparent on highest surfaces of the design.

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Year of Issue:AD 253-268
Mint:Roman Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch. XF
Composition:Billon
Country:Roman Empire
Legal Tender:Roman Empire
Currency:Denarius
Denomination:2