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quadrans:
Hi Staff an all !
This site ar very nice .

I have a question all radiate coin of i.e. tacitus "Denomination: Aureliani" insted of Anoninian it is OK ??
regards
quadrans

septimus:
In some publications this name is used to designate post-Aurelian reform (274) antoninians.

quadrans:
thanks septimus :)

quadrans

maridvnvm:
We really don't know the name for the radiate denomination. The Antoninianus is a modern term coined after Caracalla. Some wish to differentiate between the coinage before and after the monetary reforms of Aurelian and thus have coined the phrase to represent those. This is not universally adopted.
Martin

curtislclay:
Logically, the denomination should be the "aurelianianus":

Antoninus, antoninianus, adding -ianus to the base Antonin-

Aurelianus, aurelianianus, adding -ianus to the base Aurelian-

An aurelianus would logically be a coin introduce by an Aurelius, not by an Aurelianus.

Years ago, there were some scholars who actually used "aurelianianus", but I don't know whether that form still persists!

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