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brm_678112 - AURELIAN Antoninien

AURELIAN Antoninien XF
70.00 €(Approx. 79.10$ | 58.80£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: été 272 - printemps 273
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,52 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée, avec un joli buste de l’empereur au droit et un revers intéressant. Patine hétérogène
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Obverse legend : IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste d’Aurélien, tête radiée, à droite, avec cuirasse, vu de trois quarts en avant (B).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Caesar Aurelianus Augustus”, (Empereur César Aurélien Auguste).


Reverse legend : RESTITVT OR-BIS// .
Reverse description : Pax (La Paix) (?) drapée, debout à droite, tendant une couronne de la main droite à Aurélien lauré, en habit militaire, debout à gauche, tendant la main droite et tenant une haste de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : D.
Reverse translation : “Restitutor Orbis”, (Le Restaurateur du Monde).


Poids lourd. Type absent du trésor de La Venèra.

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 Gaul Empire and conquered Tetricus Chalons. 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. With the reform, Aurélien tried to recreate a real coherent monetary system had completely disappeared from the reign of Gallienus. A return to monetary orthodoxy, victories over Palmyra and the Gallic Empire allowed this monetary restoration was somehow survive until the reform of Diocletian in 294. Apparently the penny, sometimes silver, worth half of the new currency called aurelianus or antoninianus.

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