Lucius Domitius Aurelianus, 270-275 AD

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: AC09-0504
Category: Ancient Coins
Description: Lucius Domitius Aurelianus, 270-275 AD
Country or State: Roman Empire
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Period: Empire
Head of State/Ruler: Lucius Domitius Aurelianus (from birth to accession); Lucius Domitius Aurelianus Augustus (as emperor); (44th Emperor of the Roman Empire)
Reign: September, 270–September or October 275
Currency: Antoninianus
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Obverse: Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Obverse Legend: IMP AVRELIANUS AVG
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Reverse: Sol standing left holding whip in left and raising right, captives to left and right
Reverse Legend: ORIENS AVG / XXIT
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Edge: Irregular
Note: Siscia Mint
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Composition: Bronze
Diameter: 23.0 mm (irregular)
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Weight: 3.7 grams
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Other Catalog Number: RIC V 255 var
State of Conservation: Extremely Fine (XF), Well preserved with natural green patina
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HISTORICAL NOTES

Aurelian was Roman Emperor from 270 to 275. During his reign, he defeated the Alamanni after a devastating war. He also defeated the Goths, Vandals, Juthungi, Sarmatians, and Carpi. Aurelian restored the Empire's eastern provinces after his conquest of the Palmyrene Empire in 273.

The following year he conquered the Gallic Empire in the west, reuniting the Empire in its entirety. He was also responsible for the construction of the Aurelian Walls in Rome, and the abandonment of the province of Dacia. His successes effectively ended the Roman Empire's Crisis of the Third Century, earning him the title Restorer of the World.