Obverse legend : IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé d’Aurélien à droite vu de trois quarts en avannt avec l’égide sur l’épaule (B02).
Reverse legend : ORIENS AVG//V.
Reverse description : Sol radié et nu debout à gauche, le manteau sur l'épaule gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un globe de la main gauche ; le pied droit posé sur un captif assis à gauche, un autre captif à droite.
(07/270-09/275) Lucius Domitius Aurelianus
Aurelian was born about 207 in Sirmium. After a distinguished military career, he was proclaimed august Sirmium after the death of Claudius II and remained sole emperor after the suicide of Quintillus. He took the painful decision to abandon Dacia in 271 and then attacked Zenobia Vaballath by seizing Palmyra in 272. Then he began the reconquest of Gaul Empire and conquered Tetricus Chalons. He triumphs in Rome and gives life to save his prisoners brand. He was assassinated when he was preparing a campaign against the Sassanids to reconquer Mesopotamia. With the reform, Aurélien tried to recreate a real coherent monetary system had completely disappeared from the reign of Gallienus. A return to monetary orthodoxy, victories over Palmyra and the Gallic Empire allowed this monetary restoration was somehow survive until the reform of Diocletian in 294. Apparently the penny, sometimes silver, worth half of the new currency called aurelianus or antoninianus.