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E-auction 240-163273 - AURELIAN Aurelianus

AURELIAN Aurelianus AU/XF
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2017/11/20 14:17:00
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: début - été 275
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22,00 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,74 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Bien centré. Très beau portrait. Jolie patine verte avec des concrétions rougeâtres / Revers piqué. Frappe un peu molle

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : RESTITVTOR EX-ERCITI/ B// XXI.
Reverse description : Mars casqué, en habit militaire, debout à droite, tenant une lance de la main gauche et tendant un globe de la droite à Aurélien lauré, en habit militaire, debout à gauche, tendant la main droite et tenant une haste de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Restitutor Exerciti”, (Le Restaurateur de l’Armée).

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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