Gallienus ruled as sole emperor from A.D. 260-268 during one of the most difficult times in the history
of the empire. Not only was the empire facing natural disasters and invasions on all sides but he had to face at least 8 rebellions from his own governors and generals! He issued a fantastic group of bronze Antoniniani coins to honour the Gods, asking for their protection against these troubles. Though made in Europe, these coins were used in Britain and are a large part of the Mildenhall
Hoard in the British Museum. Depicted on these coins are a variety of animals, some real and some mythical, each linked to one of the Roman deities. This series is known as the 'Gallienus Zoo Coins' and make a great set to try to complete.
The Seventh we offer from this series is of a Goat walking. These are designed to honour Jupiter, King of the Gods, and god of the Sky, vows and victory. The coins are Very Fine but because of the chaos at the time remember they may be a little weakly struck. As always the first to order will get the best. These are consistently selling out!