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Author Topic: Aurelian, minor variety of VSV-denarius  (Read 221 times)

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Offline Per D

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Aurelian, minor variety of VSV-denarius
« on: September 27, 2021, 03:48:59 pm »
Unless I am missing something, this is an unattested combination of obv. legend (IMP C …) and bust type (cuirassed without paludamentum):

Aurelian (270 – 275)
Rome, officina B, Issue 10
Late 274
IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG; Laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
VICTORI - A AVG; Victory advancing left, holding wreath in right hand, palm branch in left. B in left field, V S V in exergue.
2,20 g. 18 mm ↑↑

Cf. MER-RIC: https://ric.mom.fr/en/search/advanced?tempRIC=&asmSelect0=&asmSelect1=&asmSelect2=&asmSelect3=&asmSelect4=&asmSelect5=&Denomination=Denarii&asmSelect6=&Titulature=IMP+C+AVRELIANVS+AVG&asmSelect7=&asmSelect8=&asmSelect9=&asmSelect10=&asmSelect11=&BustDescription=&ReverseDescription=&Note=&Reference=&page=1&mod=result

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Re: Aurelian, minor variety of VSV-denarius
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2021, 04:41:01 am »
Looks very similar to and potentially a double die match to this one I owned a few years ago.


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Re: Aurelian, minor variety of VSV-denarius
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2021, 12:20:48 pm »
Hi Maridvnvm,

Thanks for posting that image. The two coins look very similar, indeed, but they're not die-matched (the differences are very subtle, though). We'll see if this type will be included in the revised RIC V-edition.


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Re: Aurelian, minor variety of VSV-denarius
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2021, 04:13:56 am »
Dr. Estiot was provided with images of my coin many years ago so I hope so.

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Re: Aurelian, minor variety of VSV-denarius
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2021, 05:55:37 am »
I submitted my coin when I couldn’t find the type on the MER-RIC website. I wonder if the database is still being updated.

 

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