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Roman, Aurelian Silvered Antoninianus RIC 368
OBV: IMP C AURELIANUS AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust right,
REV: RESTITUTOR ORBIS; Aurelian receiving a wreath from a Woman (PAX), Cyzicus Mint, about 275 AD

The coin is not the most perfect but the portrait is super. Done after Aurelian had reunited the Empire the Emperor is depicted as warrior hero, tough but humane -which Aurelian was. The relief of the ear is low compared to most coins, probably to avoid having the silvering wear off too quickly. The highlight of the eye is very realistically imitated and this makes a very animated portrait.
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Date added:Jun 19, 2011
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Colby S  [Nov 24, 2014 at 06:52 PM]
Very nice portrait