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E-auction 390-302382 - AURELIAN and VABALLATHUS Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 43 €
Maximum bid : 55 €
End of the sale : 05 October 2020 15:00:00
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 2/ an 5
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 11,18 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais bien centré. Frappe un peu molle au droit sur la légende. Beaux bustes d’Aurélien et de Vaballath. Jolie patine vert émeraude légèrement granuleuse


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé d'Aurélien à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*).
Obverse legend : [AUT K L D] AURELIANOS SEB/ L-B, (Autokrator Lukios Domitianos Aurelianos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Lucius Domitius Aurélien auguste an 2).


Reverse description : Buste lauré et diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Vaballath à droite vu de trois quarts en avant (A').
Reverse legend : I A S OUABALLAqOS AqENOU AUT SRw/ L-E (Iulios Aurhlios Septimios Ouaballaoqos Aqenoudorou autokratoros).
Reverse translation : (Jules Aurèle Septime Vaballath Athenodore auguste/ an 5).


Le droit semble bien être celui avec Aurélien.

Historical background



Vaballath, son of Zenobia and Odenath, succeeded his assassinated father in 266 or 267. After a period of uncertainty where Palmyréens occupied Syria, Palestine and Egypt while seeming to recognize the authority of Rome (hence the antoninianii issue early in the reign of Aurelian), relations deteriorated quickly. Vaballath was proclaimed in august 272. Aurelian, after a short campaign, took Egypt and hired a final battle that ended with the destruction of Palmyra and capture Vaballath and Zenobia who participated in his Triumph in 274.

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