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E-auction 373-285653 - brm_589092 - AURELIAN Antoninien

AURELIAN Antoninien AU
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 43 €
Maximum bid : 62 €
End of the sale : 08 June 2020 14:26:30
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: automne 272 - automne 273
Mint name / Town : Atelier indéterminé
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,11 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré. Beau buste d’Aurélien. Très joli revers. Patine gris foncé avec des reflets métalliques
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection P. C


Obverse legend : IMP AVRELIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé d’Aurélien avec l’égide sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B02).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Aurelianus Augustus”, (Empereur Aurélien Auguste).


Reverse legend : CONCORD. MILIT//.
Reverse description : Aurélien lauré, en toge, debout à droite tenant un sceptre de la main gauche et donnant la main à Concordia (La Concorde) drapée debout à gauche.
Reverse legend : G.
Reverse translation : “Concordia Militum”, (La Concorde des Armées).


Poids très lourd. Avec son argenture superficille. Rubans de type 3. Cuirasse cloutée. Épaulière ornée d’une palme. Ptéryges larges.

Historical background


(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 the empire and conquered Gaul Tetricus at Chalons-sur-Marne. 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.

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