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Live auction - brm_765196 - FLORIANUS Aurelianus

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Estimate : 650 €
Price : 380 €
Maximum bid : 380 €
End of the sale : 13 February 2024 14:33:29
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Aurelianus
Date: août
Date: 276
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,15 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan idéalement centré, épais. Magnifique buste finement détaillé. Avec son argenture
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection J. S


Obverse legend : IMP C M AN FLORIANVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Florien à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Annius Florianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Annius Florien pieux heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : VIRTVS AVG-VSIT/ -|-// II (SIC!).
Reverse description : Mars casqué, vêtu militairement, marchant à droite, tenant une haste transversale de la main droite et un trophée reposant sur l’épaule gauche.
Reverse translation : “Virtus Augusti”, (La Virilité de l’auguste).


Le Docteur Bastien n’avait relevé que quinze exemplaires dans son corpus en 1976.

Historical background



Florian, prefect of the praetorium of Tacitus, is certainly not his brother or half-brother because he does not wear the same gentile as him (Claudius/Annius). He cannot stay in power because Probus is acclaimed emperor. He is assassinated by his own soldiers in Tarsus. The coinage continues to be minted after his death, possibly until late September or early October.

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