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E-auction 212-138546 - brm_107216 - AURELIAN Aurelianus

AURELIAN Aurelianus AU
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Estimate : 65 €
Price : 31 €
Maximum bid : 40 €
End of the sale : 08 May 2017 14:11:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: automne 274 - printemps 275
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 23,00 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,86 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Joli buste. Patine verte avec des traces d’argenture / Beau revers

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONCORDIA MILITVM// XXIV.
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).

Historical background


AURELIAN

(07/270-09/275)

Aurelian was born around 207 in Sirmium. After a brilliant military career, he was proclaimed august at Sirmium after the death of Claudius II and remained sole emperor after the suicide of Quintille. He made the painful decision to abandon Dacia in 271, then attacked Zenobia and Vaballath by seizing Palmyra in 272. Then, he undertook the reconquest of the Gallic Empire and defeated Tetricus at Châlons-sur-Marne. He triumphs in Rome and saves the life of his famous prisoners. He was assassinated when he was preparing a campaign against the Sassanids in order to reconquer Mesopotamia..

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