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Gallienus, sole reign

CE 260-268

Antoninianus, Rome mint

Obv:  GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right

Rev:  LIBERO P CONS AVG, striped tigress standing left; B in exergue

Ref:  RIC V 230 (Sole reign)


I'm usually not enamored with later Roman coins but the clarity and artistic rendering of this tigress was notable given the usual horrible quality of Gallienus's coinage.  Plus, all my friends have Gallienus zoo coins :D

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