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Ancient Rome Gallienus Antoninianus with Victory  235AD to 268AD
Ancient Rome Gallienus Antoninianus with Victory 235AD to 268AD

This is an antoninianus with Roman emperor Gallienus. The inscription on the front gives the emperor's name explicitly. On the back the inscription LVBENTVS (or IVBENTVS) seems to be somewhat a mystery as to meaning. Google translate says IUBENTUS means COMMAND, while some numismatic pages talk about 'youth of the empire.' The usual Latin word for 'youth' was 'JUVENTUS'. Experienced numismatist Curtis L. Clay has noted that there is also an issue of Caracalla with the word 'IUBENTAS', concluding that 'LUBENTUS' is likely an eastern mint error for 'IUVENTUS' made by an engraver unfamiliar with Latin. This makes sense for an engraver speaking Greek as his native language (the B, or 'beta' in Greek makes more of a 'V' sound.) In any case, it is a somewhat rare piece with values roughly:

worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $180

Requester Marty's coin appears to the right. It is in great shape and would probably fetch $80 to $100 from a collector eager to add it to his or her collection.

Coin: 20732 , Genre: Ancient
Requested by: Marty, Tue, 23-Feb-2016 01:22:00 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 24-Feb-2016 01:04:54 GMT
Requester description: position looking man
Tags: ancient rome gallienus antoninianus victory anciet romana roman romen roma victoriae victories position man positioned positions boy male mann boys mans lvbentvs iubentus crown tiara spear crowned crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera

  

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