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Live auction - brm_364448 - VABALLATHUS Antoninien

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Estimate : 2 800 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 15:01:44
Type : Antoninien
Date: mars - mai
Date: 272
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 20 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 3,64 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et irrégulier pour ce type monétaire. Très beau portrait de Vaballath bien venu à la frappe. Usure plus prononcée au revers. Jolie patine marron foncé, légèrement granuleuse
Catalogue references :
C.6 (200f.) - RIC.6 - RCV.11728 (1200$) - BN/RXII.11267 pl. 41 - Göbl357 a, pl. 136 (4 ex.) - MRK.109 /7 (1000€)
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente H. J. Knopek 30 de Cologne, septembre 1978, n° 658, de la collection Leo Benz, vente Lanz 100, 20 novembre 2000, n° 408, de MONNAIES 50, n° 42 et de la collection de Daniel Compas


Obverse legend : IMP C (VH)ABALATHVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Vaballath à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Vabalathus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Vaballath auguste).


Reverse legend : VICT-ORIA AVG/ *|-// .
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) drapée, les ailes déployées marchant à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite tendue et une palme de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augusti”, (La Victoire de l’auguste).


Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges cloutées sous le paludamentum. Malgré la rareté du type, nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente.

Historical background


(267-272) Julius Aurelius Septimius Vabalathus Athenodorus

August (mars - mai 272)

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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