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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Provincial| > |Roman Egypt| > RX93099
Palmyrene-Roman Empire, Aurelian and Vabalathus, c. Nov 270 - Mar 272 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt
|Roman| |Egypt|, |Palmyrene-Roman| |Empire,| |Aurelian| |and| |Vabalathus,| |c.| |Nov| |270| |-| |Mar| |272| |A.D.,| |Roman| |Provincial| |Egypt|, NEWIn October of 270, a Palmyrene army of 70,000 invaded Egypt, and declared Zenobia, Vaballathus's mother, the Queen of Egypt. The Roman general Tenagino Probus was able to regain Alexandria in November, but was defeated and escaped to the fortress of Babylon, where he was besieged and killed by Zabdas, a Palmyrene general, who continued his march south and secured Egypt.
RX93099. Billon tetradrachm, Geissen 3054, Dattari 5422, Milne 4308, SNG Cop 899, BMC Alexandria 2386, SRCV III 11720, Kampmann 106.68, Emmett 3914.1A.4D (R1), F, dark tone, centered, tight flan cutting off top of parts of legends, scratches, bumps, some light corrosion, Alexandria mint, weight 9.456g, maximum diameter 19.5mm, die axis 0o, 29 Aug 270 - 28 Aug 271 A.D.; obverse AYT KΛ ∆ AYPHΛIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Aurelian right, date L - A ( year 1 ) at sides; reverse I A C OVABAΛΛAΘOC AΘHNO V AVT C PΩ, laureate, diademed and draped bust of Vabalathus right, date L - ∆ (year 4) across fields; from the Errett Bishop Collection; SOLD











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