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Roman Empire

Ruler: Valerian II (Commemorative)
Reigned: Caesar 253 AD-255 AD
Denomination: AR Antoninianus
Mint: Cologne
Date of Issue: Posthumously 258 AD
Obverse: Radiate and draped Bust Right "DIVO VALERIANO CAES."
Reverse: Valerian II seated left on eagle flying right "CONSECRATO"[1]
Reference: RCVM 10606, RSC 5, RIC 9
Weight: 4 gms
Diameter: 21.9 mm
Comment: [1] = "CONSECRAT(I)O" = Consecration,deification

VALERIAN II (P. Cornelius Licinius Valerianus)

Valerian II was the eldest son of Gallienus and Salonina, and was given the rank of Caesar at the same time as his fatherís elevation in 253. He died in Illyricum in 255, probably from natural causes.

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