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E-auction 240-163270 - AURELIAN Antoninien

AURELIAN Antoninien AU/AU
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2017/11/20 14:15:30
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Type : Antoninien
Date: printemps 274
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21,00 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,40 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Beau portrait. Jolie patine verte / Très beau revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONCORDIA MILITVM// *V.
Reverse description : Aurélien lauré, en toge, debout à droite donnant la main droite à Concordia (La Concorde), drapée, debout à gauche.
Reverse translation : “Concordia Militum”, (La Concorde des soldats).

Commentary


Rare variété absente du catalogue de la Venèra.

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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