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Name:  Gibraltar Hoard
Brief biography:  A hoard of antoniniani of the 260s from southern Spain, near Gibraltar.

The Gibraltar Hoard was found 'in the late 1930s' in Serrania, Spain, just north of Gibraltar. It was contained in one earthenware jug, which was smashed during excavations. It was made up exclusively of antoniniani, and the terminus post quem (the time after which the hoard must have been buried) is 266. The presence of a large number of antoniniani in the names of Quietus and Macrianus, two usurpers against Gallienus in the East, in this very western hoard is curious. Gallwey explains this as probably moving with soldiers who had once served the usurpers.

For a more detailed discussion of this hoard, see Gallwey, H. D. 1962. 'A Hoard of Third-Century Antoniniani from Southern Spain', The Numismatic Chronicle. pp. 335-406.

2 Related Objects

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Antoninianus
Macrianus; Antioch
BIRBI-R2459
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Antoninianus
Quietus; Antioch
BIRBI-R2472
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