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E-auction 388-300790 - AURELIAN Antoninien

AURELIAN Antoninien XF
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Type : Antoninien
Date: automne 271
Mint name / Town : Italie, Milan
Metal : copper
Millesimal fineness : + 20 ‰
Diameter : 24,50 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,72 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré. Patine foncée. Traces de double frappe
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP AVRELIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé d'Aurélien à droite vu de trois quarts en avant (A).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Aurelianus Augustus", (L'empereur Aurélien auguste).


Reverse legend : FELIC SA-ECVLI// S.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant un caducée long de la main gauche et une patère de la main droite, sacrifiant au-dessus d'un autel allumé .
Reverse translation : "Felicitas Sæculi", (La félicité du siècle).

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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