Valerian I, AD 253 to 260. Billon Antoninianus on a small thick flan

Ancient Coins - Valerian I, AD 253 to 260. Billon Antoninianus  on a small thick flan
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Denomination : Billon Antoninianus. Mint : Rome.

Size : 21.5 x 22.5 mm. Weight : 3.73 grams.
 
Reference : RIC V, 1, #47 (page 42).  Sear-2887 variety (holding globe rather than whip)

Grade :  VF on a slightly small flan.

Obverse : Radiate head of Valerian right, with IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG around (parts of some letters are off the edge).

Reverse : Sol advancing left, holding a globe, with ORIENS AVGG around.

This is a very odd coin, in that at 3.73 grams it is almost a full gram heavier than normal for the issue, yet the flan smaller diameter (but much thicker at about 2 mm) than is normal for the issue. 

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Rates for: 04/21/18

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