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brm_548303 - AURELIAN Aurelianus

AURELIAN Aurelianus AU
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: avril - novembre
Date: 274
Mint name / Town : Serdica
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,41 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire de frappe fine au droit. Patine vert foncé


Obverse legend : IMP AVRELIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé d’Aurélien à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (B4).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Aurelianus Augustus”, (L’empereur Aurélien auguste).


Reverse legend : SOLI - I-NVICTO// XXI.T..
Reverse description : Sol (Le Soleil) radié, nu, le manteau sur l’épaule gauche, debout à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un fouet de la gauche ; à ses pieds, de chaque côté, un captif assis, les mains liées dans le dos.
Reverse translation : “Soli Invicto”, (Au Soleil Invincible).


Type absent du catalogue de La Venèra. Correspond au RIC temp. n°2716 qui ne recense que 4 exemplaires !.

Historical background


(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 Gaul Empire and conquered Tetricus Chalons. 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. With the reform, Aurélien tried to recreate a real coherent monetary system had completely disappeared from the reign of Gallienus. A return to monetary orthodoxy, victories over Palmyra and the Gallic Empire allowed this monetary restoration was somehow survive until the reform of Diocletian in 294. Apparently the penny, sometimes silver, worth half of the new currency called aurelianus or antoninianus.

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