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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Thrace & Moesia| > |Viminacium| > SH21594
Aemilian, July or August - October 253 A.D., Viminacium, Moesia Superior
Aemilian only ruled for 88 days!

Viminacium was a Roman Colony founded by Gordian III in 239 A.D. The usual legend is P.M.S. COL. VIM., abbreviating Provinciae Moesiae Superioris Colonia Viminacium. The usual type is a female personification of Moesia standing between a lion and a bull. The bull and the lion were symbols of the Legions VII and IV, which were quartered in the province.
SH21594. Bronze AE 25, RPC Online IX 89; H-J Viminacium 96 (R5); Varbanov I 229 (R8); BMC Thrace p. 20, 47; SNG Cop 172; SNG München 225; AMNG I/I 185; McClean 4350, VF, Viminacium (Stari Kostolac, Serbia) mint, weight 8.189g, maximum diameter 24.9mm, die axis 0o, 253 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AEMIL AEMILIANVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse P M S COL VIM, Moesia standing facing, head left, extending hands over bull on left standing right and lion on right standing left, AN XIV (year 14 of the Viminacium colonial era) in exergue; very rare; SOLD


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