#8488 SILVER Antoninianus - 252 AD Valerian Victory - For Sale
#8488 SILVER Antoninianus - 252 AD Valerian Victory
Historical Context: This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of VALERIAN I (253-260 AD). Valerian 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.
Rev: Vctory facing
Diameter: 20 mm diameter (almost the diameter of a US Nickel)
Condition: about Very Fine