VALERIAN I ANTONINIANUS – PACATOR ORBIS ISSUE STRUCK BY EMPEROR CAPTURED BY THE SASSANIANS – MINT STATE NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERIAL COIN (Inv. 9757)
ROMAN EMPIRE. VALERIAN I, AD 253-260.
Silver Double-denarius ( Antoninianus ), emission of Antioch, AD 253-54.
Obv. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. PACATOR ORBIS, Jupiter enthroned left, eagle at his feet.
RIC 218; C. 145
NGC net graded MINT STATE. Valerian was captured on the field of battle against the Sassanian king Shapur I. He was taken prisoner and died in captivity. Valerian’s defeat and submission is celebrated in the well known reliefs at Naqsh-e Rustam.