Summary: coin, Antoninianus of Victorinus. O: Radiate bust R, IMP C VICTORINVS PF AVG; R: Sol walking L holding whip, right hand raised, INVICTVS

Identification note: Victorinus ruled the Gallic Empire between AD 269 and 271, defeating the German barbarians and suppressing a major revolt in south-eastern Gaul, but losing south-western Gaul to Claudius II, ruler of the Central Empire. Unfortunately he had a weakness for his soldiers’ wives, and was assassinated after propositioning the wife of a senior officer.

Identification note: layer 1

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