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E-auction 262-184690 - AURELIAN Antoninien

AURELIAN Antoninien AU
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Estimate : 115 €
Price : 82 €
Maximum bid : 86 €
End of the sale : 23 April 2018 14:03:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 271
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 20 ‰
Diameter : 21,50 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,93 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Flan large. Très beau portrait caractéristique de la première émission de Siscia. Magnifique patine vert olive clair. Petite faiblesse de frappe au revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONCOR-DIA - MI-LI/ -|P.
Reverse description : Concordia (la Concorde), drapée, debout de face, tournée à gauche, tenant dans chaque main une enseigne militaire.
Reverse translation : "Concordia Militum", (La Concorde des soldats).

Commentary


Poids lourd.

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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