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brm_639626 - AURELIAN Antoninien

AURELIAN Antoninien AU
90.00 €(Approx. 101.70$ | 75.60£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: printemps 274
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,50 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 8e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Superbe buste. Joli revers. Patine grise
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du trésor de Guercheville


Obverse legend : IMP AVRELIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste d’Aurélien, tête radiée, à droite, avec cuirasse et pan de paludamentum, vu de trois quarts en avant (B01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Aurelianus Augustus”, (Empereur Aurélien Auguste).


Reverse legend : ORI-ENS AVG// VIII.
Reverse description : Sol (Le Soleil) radié, nu, le manteau sur l’épaule gauche, debout à gauche, levant la main droite, tenant un globe de la gauche, et posant le pied droit sur un prisonnier assis les mains liées dans le dos ; à ses pieds, à droite, un autre prisonnier assis, les mains liées dans le dos.
Reverse translation : “Oriens Augusti”, (L’Orient de L’Auguste).

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 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.

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