BILLON ANTONINIANUS OF VALERIAN JUNIOR, COLOGNE, AD 257-258.

BILLON ANTONINIANUS OF VALERIAN JUNIOR, COLOGNE, AD 257-258.

80.00

Obverse: VALERIANVS CAES, Radiate and draped bust of Valerian Junior facing right.

Reverse: IOVI CRESENTI, Infant Jupiter seated facing, on goat standing right, his right hand raised.

RIC: 3. Sear: 10731. [Cologne, AD 257-258].

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 3.6 g.

An excellent quality antoninianus of Valerian Junior struck on a large flan with an interesting mythological reverse type. Jupiter is depicted here as an infant, sat astride the she-goat Amalthea who nourished him as a baby in her cave on Mount Ida in Crete.

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