Valerian

253 - 260 A.D.

Valerian was proclaimed Augustus by his own troops following the death of Trebonianus Gallus. He was another one of the emperors whose legacy was that of fighting war after war during his reign. He was the first emperor who realized that the Empire was getting just too big and unwieldy to manage and granted co-emperor status to his son Gallienus so that he could focus wholeheartedly to the business of putting out the fires. More sensationally, he stands alone in the roster of Roman Emperors for having been kidnapped by a foreigner, in this case the Persian king Shapur. To add insult to injury, it was reported that after killing him he was stuffed and put on display in his palace!

Aureus

RIC 34, Cohen 52 Aureus Obv: IMPCPLICVALERIANVSPFAVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: FELICITASAVGG, Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus and cornucopiae.


AE Antoninianus

RIC 41d, Cohen 100 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCPLICVALERIANVSAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LAETITIAAVGG; Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor.


RIC 67 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCPLICVALERIANVSAVG - Radiate bust right, cuirassed
Rev: AETERNITATIAVGG - Saturn standing right, holding a scepter. Lot sold for $28 11/6/01.


RIC 74c, Cohen 25 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCPLICVALERIANVSAVG; Radiate bust right.
Rev: APOLINIPROPVG; Apollo standing right,drawing bow.


RIC 86, Cohen 55 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCPLICVALERIANVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: FELICITASAVGG - Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopia.


RIC 89, Cohen 65 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCPLICVALERIANVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: FIDESMILITVM - Fides standing left, holding a standard in each hand upright. Lot sold for $15 11/17/01.


RIC 119, Cohen 180 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCPLICVALERIANVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped
Rev: RESTITVTORIORBIS - Valerian seated left, holding a patera and scepter; at foot, an eagle.


RIC 124, Cohen 218 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCPLICVALERIANVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGG - Victory standing left holding wreath and palm.


RIC 125c, Cohen 230 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCPLICVALERIANVSAVGG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: VICTORIAAVG - Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm. Lot sold for $4 11/3/01.


RIC 133, Cohen 263 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCPLICVALERIANVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: VIRTVSAVGG - Virtus standing left holding spear and leaning on shield. Lot sold for $9 12/20/01.


RIC 240, Cohen 74 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPPLICVALERIANOAVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: FIDESMILITVM - Fides standing front, head right, holding standard and scepter.


RIC 245a, Cohen 147, VM 52 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPVALERIANVSPAVG - Radiate bust right, draped
Rev: PAXAVGG - Pax standing front, head left, holding olive branch and transverse scepter. Lot sold for $11 11/17/01.


RIC 257, Cohen 205 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPVALERIANVSPAVG; Radiate bust right.
Rev: SPESPVBLICA; Spes advancing left, holding flower.


RIC 277, Cohen 169 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPVALERIANVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped
Rev: PMTRPVCOSIIIIPP - Two emperor standing side by side and front; between then are two shields and two spears. Lot sold for $7 11/9/01.


RIC 285, Cohen 152 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCPLICVALERIANVSPFAVG - Radiate bust right, draped
Rev: PIETASAVGG - Two emperors facing each other and sacrificing over a common altar between them. Lot sold for $1 11/9/01.


RIC 287a, Cohen 189 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCPLICVALERIANVSPFAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: RESTITVTORIENTIS - Turreted Antiochia presenting wreath to Valerian on right and standing left with scepter.


RIC 287c, Cohen 189 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCPLICVALERIANVSPFAVG - Radiate bust right, draped
Rev: RESTITVTORIENTIS - Turreted female (the orient) standing right, presenting wreath to emperor, standing left and holding spear. Lot sold for $7 11/3/01.