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brm_665218 - AURELIAN Antoninien

AURELIAN Antoninien VF
35.00 €(Approx. 40.95$ | 30.10£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 271
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,19 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie décentrée frappée sur un flan ovale, avec un joli revers. Patine verte
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP AVRELIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé d’Aurélien à droite avec l’égide sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B04).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Aurelianus Augustus”, (Empereur Aurélien Auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FORTVNA REDVX// *T.
Reverse description : Fortuna (La Fortune) assise à gauche, tenant un gouvernail de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche ; sous son siège, une roue.
Reverse translation : “Fortuna Redux”, (La Fortune qui fait revenir).

Historical background


AURÉLIEN

(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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