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E-auction 253-176568 - AURELIAN Antoninien

AURELIAN Antoninien AU/XF
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2018/02/19 14:11:30
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Type : Antoninien
Date: printemps 273 - printemps 274
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22,00 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,35 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Flan large. Beau buste. Coup sur le portrait. Flan légèrement plié à cinq heures. Patine verte

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste d’Aurélien, tête radiée, à droite, avec cuirasse et pan de paludamentum, vu de trois quarts en avant (B01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Caesar Aurelianus Augustus”, (Empereur César Aurélien Auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONCORDIA MILITVM// AC .
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 Armées).

Commentary


Un seul exemplaire de ce type dans le 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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