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E-auction 240-163271 - AURELIAN Antoninien

AURELIAN Antoninien XF/AU
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2017/11/20 14:16:00
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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 : 6 h.
Weight : 2,97 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan ébréché à douze heures. Bien centré. Patine verte avec des concrétions rougeâtres / Très beau revers

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP 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 Aurelianus Augustus”, (Empereur Aurélien Auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : RESTITVTOR O-RBIS.
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 translation : “Restitutor Orbis”, (Le Restaurateur du Monde).

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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