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brm_526079 - AURELIAN Aurelianus

AURELIAN Aurelianus MS
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Price : 150.00 €
Type : Aurelianus
Date: avril - novembre
Date: 274
Mint name / Town : Serdica
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,47 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle ayant conservé son brillant de frappe et son coupant d’origine. Patine grise avec des reflets métalliques
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES XXIX, n° 361

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP AVRELIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé d’Aurélien à droite, avec pan de paludamentum, vu de trois quarts en avant (B01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Aurelianus Augustus”, (L’empereur Aurélien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ORI-ENS AVG// XXIS.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) radié, nu, le manteau sur l’épaule gauche, debout à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un globe de la gauche ; à ses pieds, de chaque côté, un captif assis, les mains liées dans le dos.
Reverse translation : “Oriens Augusti”, (L’Orient de l’auguste).

Commentary


Avec l’intégralité de son argenture. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutées. Ptéryges larges. Rubans de type 3. Portrait massif et large.

Historical background


AURÉLIEN

(07/270-09/275) Lucius Domitius Aurelianus

Aurelian reformed the coinage of billon creating a new currency, the aurelianus or antoninien with XXI mark in the West or in the East KA. For 30 years and the thesis of J.-P. Callu, much has been said about the meaning of these marks which distinguish the parts after the reform of 274. One hypothesis would aureliani 20 containing 5% money is identical to a piece of pure silver. These seem to be pruned aureliani 1/84e Book (3.87 g). Another theory long defended by the author was to explain the epigraph as a mark of value XX or K = I or A. The new name then corresponding to 20 sesterces (HS) was the unit of account or 5 dollars. Today, the value of the new currency, aurelianus, would be 4 dollars. Return to monetary orthodoxy, thanks to victories over Palmyra and the Gallic Empire allowed a monetary recovery that would survive, somehow, until the reform of Diocletian in 294, creating perhaps a significant increase in prices.

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