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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



Aurelian was born around 207 in Sirmium. After a brilliant military career, he was proclaimed august at Sirmium after the death of Claudius II and remained sole emperor after the suicide of Quintille. He made the painful decision to abandon Dacia in 271, then attacked Zenobia and Vaballath by seizing Palmyra in 272. Then, he undertook the reconquest of the Gallic Empire and defeated Tetricus at Châlons-sur-Marne. He triumphs in Rome and saves the life of his famous prisoners. He was assassinated when he was preparing a campaign against the Sassanids in order to reconquer Mesopotamia..

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