#10075 SILVER Antoninianus - 253 AD Valerian II - For Sale
#10075 SILVER Antoninianus - 253 AD Valerian II
Historical Context: He was the son of Valerian I (253-260 AD): Valerian I rose through the ranks and became Augustus (Emperor). He was a competent ruler and sought remedies for the chaos that had beseiged the empire, including battling the Persian ruler Shapur. Valerian foolishly met with Shapur regarding a peace agreement. Shapur captured him and made him a slave using him to mount his horse. In a cruel twist, Shapur later had Valerian killed, skinned, and his skin was tanned into leather. That leather was used to make a footstool Shapur used to mount his horse.
Obv: Valerian II
Rev: Essentially Blank
Diameter: 20 mm diameter (about the diameter of a US Nickel)
Condition: Fine plus (weak strike)