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E-auction 240-163274 - AURELIAN Aurelianus

AURELIAN Aurelianus AU
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2017/11/20 14:17:30
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: début - septembre 275
Date: début - septembre 275
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22,00 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,61 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Beau portrait. Patine grise avec des concrétions rougeâtres et vertes

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 : RESTITVT OR-BIS/ VI// XXI.
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).

Commentary


Seulement deux exemplaires de ce type dans la trouvaille 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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