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FORVM Aurelian Antoninianus Rome 275 AD Sol (Sun God) Treading on Captive, est $14
Item Number : 72603
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Auction Type Standard Starting Bid$0.99
Current Bid$8.70   # of Bids6  
QuantityN/A LocationMorehead City, NC, UNITED STATES
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Started10/5/2019 11:26:46 PM EST   
Ends11/4/2019 9:00:00 PM EST   
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Description
Aurelian, August or September 270 - October or November 275 A.D.

RL88565. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC T1826 (41 spec.), BnF XII 206, Venra 1267-1282, Gloucester 173, Maravielle 100-102, Mazzini 159, RIC V-1 64, SRCV III 11569, Cohen VI 159, F, obverse well centered, reverse a little off center, rough, 7th officina, Rome mint, 2.938 grams, 20.9 mm, die axis 180o, issue 11, early - Sep 275; obverse IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right; reverse ORIENS AVG (the rising sun of the Emperor), Sol standing right, radiate, nude but for chlamys over shoulders and behind, raising laurel branch in right hand, bow in left, left foot on captive, Z left, XXIR in exergue; estimated value: $14.00

Sol Invictus ("Unconquered Sun") was the official sun god of the late Empire and a patron of soldiers. In 274, Aurelian made it an official cult alongside the traditional Roman cults. Scholars disagree whether the new deity was a refoundation of the ancient Latin cult of Sol, a revival of the cult of Elagabalus, or completely new. The god was favored by emperors after Aurelian and appeared on their coins until Constantine. The last inscription referring to Sol Invictus dates to 387 A.D. and there were enough devotees in the 5th century that Augustine found it necessary to preach against them.




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