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E-auction 493-403460 - brm_678103 - AURELIAN Antoninien

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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 17 €
Maximum bid : 20 €
End of the sale : 26 September 2022 14:21:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: automne 271 - automne 272
Mint name / Town : Milan
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 2,91 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée, un joli buste. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse legend : IOVI CON-SER/ -|-// P.
Reverse description : Aurélien lauré, en habit militaire, debout à droite, tenant un sceptre de la main gauche et recevant de la main droite un globe que lui présente Jupiter nu, debout à gauche, avec son manteau déployé derrière lui, tenant un sceptre long de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Iovi Conservatori”, (À Jupiter le Protecteur).

Historical background



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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