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bpv_524791 - AURELIAN and VABALLATHUS Tétradrachme

AURELIAN and VABALLATHUS Tétradrachme XF
80.00 €(Approx. 87.20$ | 67.20£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 1/ an 4
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,28 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure régulière avec de beaux bustes. Patine marron
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection ENP

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé d'Aurélien à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*).
Obverse legend : A K L DOM AURELIANOS SEB L A.
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Lucius Domitius Aurélien auguste).

Reverse


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/ D.
Reverse translation : (Vaballath Athenou auguste).

Historical background


AURELIAN and VABALLATHUS

(270-272)

Vaballath, son of Zenobia and Odenath, succeeded his father who was assassinated in 266 or 267. After a period of uncertainty during which the Palmyraeans occupied Syria, Palestine and Egypt while seeming to recognize the authority of Rome (of where the issuance of Antoninianus at the beginning of the reign of Aurelian), relations deteriorated quickly. Vaballath was proclaimed august in 272. Aurelian, after a short campaign, retook Egypt and engaged in a definitive battle which ended with the destruction of Palmyra and the capture of Vaballath and Zenobia, who participated in his triumph in 274.

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