Portrait of the Emperor Gallienus

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3D Image

Geoffrey Marchal
published on 09 October 2017

Portrait of the Emperor Gallienus Type 2 (‘Alleinherrschertypus’), 261-268 CE, Rome (?), Marble. Musée du Cinquantenaire (Brussels, Belgium). Made with ReMake and ReCap from AutoDesk.

This portrait, type 2, when Gallien (reign 253-268 CE) becomes the sole emperor (he reigned previously with his father Valerian), illustrates perfectly the return to classicism typical of the second half of the reign.

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