A ROMAN ANTONINIANUS OF AURELIAN AND VABALATHUS

A ROMAN ANTONINIANUS OF AURELIAN AND VABALATHUS


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Coins: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1223965

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Antioch Mint, 271/272 A.D.

Obverse: Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian facing right. D officina mark below. IMP C AVRELIANUS AVG.

Reverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Vabalathus facing right. VABALATHVS V C R IM D R.

In very fine condition with natural patina present.

Diameter: 20.6 mm; Weight: 3.8 g

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Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority.

Reference: RIC V Part 1, 381

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Vabalathus became king of the Palmyrene Empire in 266 following the death of his father. Initially his rule was recognized the Roman Emperor Aurelian resulting in coinages being minted depicting both figures. This ended, however, in 272/3 A.D. when Aurelian sacked Palmyra and took both Vabalathus and his mother Zenobia to Rome as hostages.