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Aurelian Denarius

Aurelian Denarius, Emperor AD 270-275, struck at Rome AD 275, RIC 73, RSC 257,  19mm, 2.30 gms, Obverse:  laureate and curiassed bust of Aurelian facing right, IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Reverse:  Victory advancing left, holding her wreath in her upraised right hand and her palm branch in her left arm, a bound captive at her feet in front, A in exergue, VICTORIA AVG, a glossy/lustrous coin well struck and centered with attractive medium toning with some silvering, a superb and sharp portrait of Aurelian, a very sharp and detailed Victory and devices on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a very beautiful coin in its glossiness and detail, a scarce/rare denomination for Aurelian and graded EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, a hairline flan crack at ten o’clock on the obverse is noted for accuracy, but of no significance to the integrity of the coin and no detraction in my opinion, a difficult (for me) coin to photograph because of its gloss and silvering and it’s, indeed, even nicer in hand, an exceptional example from my researches of this issue of Aurelian’s, Asking price:  $295 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Aurelian Antoninianus

Aurelian Antoninianus, Emperor AD 270-275, minted at Rome, or is it Serdica?  Rome:  RIC 62 (with P in exergue), RSC 154.  Serdica:  RIC 279 (with P in exergue), RSC 145.  23.11 mm, 4.09 gms, Obverse:  radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian facing right, IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Reverse:  Sol standing left rasing his right hand and holding a globe in his left palm behind him, two captives at his feet, one of whom he is treading upon, ORIENS AVG, P in exergue, a gorgeous coin graded Mint State by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, with full silvering that is toned and lovely, a superlative portrait of Aurelian, detailed Sol and devices on the reverse, and full and clear legends on both sides, full circles on both sides and perfectly struck with the exception of the G in AVG on the reverse not quite fully struck up, a real beauty indeed, Asking price:  $375 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Aurelian Antoninianus

Aurelian Antoninianus, Emperor AD 270-275, struck at Serdica AD 274-275, RIC 290, RSC 198, Obverse:  radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian facing right, AVRELIANVS AVG, Reverse:  A female figure (I’ve seen described as Orbis Terrarum a number of times) facing right opposite Aurelian who is reaching out to take a wreath from her hand, a star in lower central field, RESTITVT ORBIS, an attractive coin with glossy gray-black toning, a very nice portrait of Aurelian, detailed reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, though the reverse legend is softly struck at its very beginning, Asking price:  $39 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Aurelian Antoninianus

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Aurelian Antoninianus, Emperor AD 270-275, minted at Rome AD 272-274, RIC 61, RSC 153,  3.77 gms, Obverse:  radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian facing right, IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, Reverse:  Sol advancing left, raising his right hand and holding a globe in his upraised left palm, treading on one of two captives at his feet, ORIENS AVG, T in exergue, lovely coin with pretty green/grey even toning, great portrait of Aurelian, detailed Sol and captives on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a well struck and centered coin with a beautiful color, Asking price:  $77 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Aurelian Antoninianus

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Aurelian Antoninianus, Emperor AD 270-275, minted at Siscia (?), Tripolis (?), RIC 408 (?),  23 mm, 3.8 gms,  Obverse:  radiate and cuirassed (mantled) bust of Aurelian facing right, IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Reverse:  Aurelian standing right, holding a globe in his outstretched left hand and a long scepter in his right, accepting Victory from a soldier (Virtus?) standing opposite him and holding a long transverse spear in his left arm, VIRTVS MILITVM, Gamma in exergue, a superb and superbly bull-necked and unusually styled portrait of Aurelian, a very detailed emperor and soldier on the reverse, Victory not fully struck up but clearer than my photos show, full and clear legends on both sides, a gorgeous coin with frosted green and lightly frosted silvering, lovely, lovely toning indeed, from my researches a scarce issue for Aurelian and again, I must comment on the especially beautiful frosted green and silver toning on this example!  Asking price:  $250 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Aurelian Antoninianus

000_4674.jpg000_4672.jpg000_46771.jpg000_4671.jpgAurelian Antoninianus, Emperor AD 270-275, minted at Serdica, RIC 278,  4.3 gms, Obverse:  radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian facing right, IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, Reverse:  Sol advancing left, holding his right hand up and holding a globe in his left, trampling on a captive below him in his way, with another captive at his left foot, ORIENS AVG, T in exergue, fantastic and sharp portrait of Aurelian, detailed Sol and captives on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, lustrous and silvered coin with golden highlights:  this is accentuated by very attractive reddish toning in the fields, a very, very pretty coin with its multitude of colors, well struck and centered and pin sharp, Asking price:  $165 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Vabalathus Antoninianus

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Aurelian Antoninianus

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Aurelian and Vabalathus Antoninianus

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Aurelian Antoninianus

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