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A bronze coin of the emperor Aurelian with a reverse showing Sol treading on a captive, holding a globe and crescent, and wielding a military standard Coin Type: Billon antoninianus of Aurelian, 270-275 CE
Mint and Date: Rome, officina 3, 9th emission, 274 CE.
Size and Weight: 22mm, 3.51g
Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Sol advancing right, treading down enemy, who wears a pointed cap and holds up an arm in protest; holding military standard or vexillum in right hand, and globe surmounted by crescent in left.
Field marks: Officina letter Γ in left field
Exergue: XXI
Provenance: s*p*q*r (eBay), December 2008
Ref: RCV (2005) 11568; RIC V 65
BW Ref: 039 030 102
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