Coin, Gallienus, Antoninianus
260-268 - Rome - EF(40-45) - Billon - RIC:318
Bust of Gallienus, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right.
Mars, standing right, holding spear in right hand and trophy in left hand.
IMP GALLIENVS P F AVG GERM
- Composition: Billon
- Denomination: Antoninianus
- Mint name: Rome
- Diameter: 19.1
- Product type: Coin
- Year: 260-268
- Main character: Gallienus
- Coin rarity: rare
- RIC: 318
An “EF(40-45)” quality
As in numismatics it is important that the state of conservation of an item be carefully evaluated before it is offered to a discerning collector with a keen eye.
This initially obscure acronym comprising two words describing the state of conservation is explained clearly here:
This means – more prosaically – that the coin has circulated well from hand to hand and pocket to pocket but the impact on its wear remains limited: the coins retains much of its mint luster, sharp detailing and little sign of being circulated. Closer examination with the naked eye reveals minor scratches or nicks.