Valerian II

256 - 258

Son of Gallienus (or possibly Valerian). This young boy was left in the care of Ingenuus, a trusted general under the employ of Gallienus. Valerian died under mysterious circumstances not too long after and Ingenuus rebelled. The easiest conclusion to make is that Ingenuus murdered him to pursue his imperatorial career. However, it is just as likely that Valerian died of natural causes and that Ingenuus, afraid of being blamed, took the drastic step of usurping the throne as a precautionary step.

AE Antoninianus

RIC 3, Cohen 26 AE Antoninianus Obv: VALERIANVSCAES - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: IOVICRESCENTI - Child Jupiter riding a goat.


RIC 9, S 3071 AE Antoninianus Obv: DIVOVALERIANOCAES; Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO; eagle flying with Caesar towards heaven.


RIC 27v AE Antoninianus Obv: DIVOCAESVALERIANO, Radiate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.
Rev: CONSECRATIO, eagle standing right, head turned left.


RIC 46, Cohen 24 AE Antoninianus Obv: VALERIANVSNOBILCAES - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: FIDESMILITVM - Three standards with center one surmounted by eagle.


RIC 49, Cohen 67 AE Antoninianus Obv: VALERIANVSNOBILCAES - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: PRINCIVVENTVTIS - Valerian standing left placing wreath on trophy. Lot sold for $190 4/1/01.