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Time to check out the great RESTITUTOR ORBIS, Aurelian! Here I go over some of his pre-reform and reformed coinage, as well as some of the main aspects of the iconography put on his coins. Have you got a coin from Aurelian? Show us.

Hope you enjoy this episode 🙂


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Great video, @Leo! I, too, have one of those silvered ORIENS AVG types.

Aurelian AD 270-275.
Roman silvered billon Antoninianus, 3.60 gm, 21.7 mm, 6 h.
Rome mint, officina 9, issue 11, early – September AD 275.
Obv: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: ORIE-N-S AVG, Sol walking r., holding olive branch in r. hand and bow in l. hand, l. foot resting on a captive in oriental dress kneeling on the ground to r., head turned l., r. hand raised; * in left field, XXIR in exergue.
Refs: RIC 64; MER/RIC temp 1834; RCV 11569; Hunter 23; Cohen 159; La Venera 1321-32.
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