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E-auction 314-231648 - AURELIAN Antoninien

AURELIAN Antoninien XF/AU
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Estimate : 35 €
Price : 21 €
Maximum bid : 29 €
End of the sale : 22 April 2019 14:19:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: automne 272 - début 274
Date: 272-274
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 20 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,23 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Patine vert foncé. Des traces d’argenture superficielle sont encore visibles au droit comme au revers. Très joli revers de style fin
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé d’Aurélien à droite drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Aurelianus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Aurélien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONCORDIA MILITVM/ -|-// *S.
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


Poids lourd. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutées. Ptéryges fines.

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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