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E-auction 118-63285 - AURELIAN Antoninien

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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 25 €
Maximum bid : 30 €
End of the sale : 20 July 2015 15:09:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: octobre - décembre
Date: 270
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 10 ‰
Diameter : 20,00 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,70 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Flan irrégulier. Très beau portrait d’une grande finesse. Jolie patine grise / Revers piqué. Frappe molle


Obverse legend : IMP C L DOM AVRELIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé d’Aurélien à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Lucius Domitius Aurelianus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Lucius Domitius Aurélien auguste).


Reverse legend : VIRTVS AVG/ -|B.
Reverse description : Mars casqué, en habit militaire, debout de face regardant à gauche, tenant un bouclier de la main droite et une haste de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Virtus Augusti”, (La Virilité de L’auguste).


Seulement quatre exemplaires de ce type dans le catalogue de La Venèra. Poids léger.

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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