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E-auction 86-43729 - AURELIAN Antoninien

AURELIAN Antoninien XF
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Estimate : 35 €
Price : 15 €
Maximum bid : 19 €
End of the sale : 08 December 2014 15:16:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: automne 271 - automne 272
Mint name / Town : Milan
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22,00 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,88 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Patine vert foncé avec des traces de concrétions rougeâtres / Coup au revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP AVRELIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste d’Aurélien, tête radiée, à droite, avec cuirasse, vu de trois quarts en avant (B).
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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