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Roman Coins of the Recovery of the Empire
Aurelian, August 270 - October or November 275 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt

|Roman| |Egypt|, |Aurelian,| |August| |270| |-| |October| |or| |November| |275| |A.D.,| |Roman| |Provincial| |Egypt||tetradrachm|NEW
When Claudius died, his brother Quintillus seized power with support of the Senate. The army, however, refused to recognize the new Emperor, preferring to support one of its own commanders. Aurelian was proclaimed emperor by the legions in Sirmium about May 270. Aurelian defeated Quintillus' troops, and was recognized as Emperor by the Senate after Quintillus' death.
RP96921. Billon tetradrachm, Geissen 3052; Dattari-Savio 5484; Curtis 1734; BMC Alexandria p. , 2367; Milne 4301; Kampmann 106.2; Emmett 3927 (R3); SNG Cop -, Choice VF, well centered, excellent portrait, small edge split, weight 7.970 g, maximum diameter 21.5 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, Aug 270 A.D.; obverse A K Λ ∆OM AVPHΛIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse eagle standing right, wreath tied with fillet in beak, palm frond transverse over left wing, L - A (year 1) across fields; rare; $130.00 SALE |PRICE| $117.00


Carus, Early September 282 - c. July or August 283 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt

|Roman| |Egypt|, |Carus,| |Early| |September| |282| |-| |c.| |July| |or| |August| |283| |A.D.,| |Roman| |Provincial| |Egypt||tetradrachm|NEW
Dikaiosyne is the Greek personification of justice and fair dealing. One of the most common reverse types of Alexandria, she always holds scales and a cornucopia.
RX93393. Billon tetradrachm, Milne 4660; Geissen 3162; Dattari 5565 6; SNG Cop 945; SNG Milan 2107; Curtis 1897; BMC Alexandria p. 316, 2441; Kampmann 113.3; Emmett 3996/1 (R1), VF, obverse off center, edge crack, edge a little ragged, weight 6.345 g, maximum diameter 19.5 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, Early Sep 282 - c. Jul/Aug 283 A.D.; obverse A K M A KA-POC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from the front; reverse Dikaiosyne (Aequitas) standing left, scales in right hand, double cornucopia in left hand, LA (year 1) upper left; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $90.00 SALE |PRICE| $81.00


Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt

|Roman| |Egypt|, |Probus,| |Summer| |276| |-| |September| |282| |A.D.,| |Roman| |Provincial| |Egypt||tetradrachm|NEW
Elpis was the Greek equivalent of the Roman Spes, the goddess of hope. She was traditionally defined as "the last goddess" (Spes, ultima dea), meaning that hope is the last resource available to men. Elpis personified hope for good harvests, and for children, and was invoked at births, marriages, and other important times.
RX93106. Billon tetradrachm, Geissen 3128; Dattari 5533; Milne 4531; Curtis 1881; SNG Cop 914; BMC Alexandria p. 313, 2417; Kampmann 112.8; Emmett 3987/2 (R1), VF, well centered, corrosion/encrustations, small edge cracks, weight 7.083 g, maximum diameter 20.6 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, 29 Aug 276 - 28 Aug 277 A.D.; obverse AK M AVP ΠPO-BOC CEB, laureate and cuirassed bust right; reverse Elpis (hope) walking left, flower in extended right hand, lifting hem of chiton with left hand, date B / L (year 2) left; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $45.00 SALE |PRICE| $40.00


Aurelian, August 270 - October or November 275 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt

|Roman| |Egypt|, |Aurelian,| |August| |270| |-| |October| |or| |November| |275| |A.D.,| |Roman| |Provincial| |Egypt||tetradrachm|NEW
This eagle left, head right, wreath in beak, with open wings reverse was struck for Aurelian only in year five.
RX93098. Billon tetradrachm, Dattari 5489, Geissen 3083, Milne 4426, Curtis 1781, SNG Milan 1977, SNG Cop 879, BMC Alexandria 2360, Kampmann 106.40, Emmett 3924/5 (R1), VF, brown tone, flow lines, slightly off center on a broad flan, area of porosity/corrosion, edge a little ragged, tiny edge splits, weight 9.683 g, maximum diameter 22.0 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, 29 Aug 273 - 28 Aug 274 A.D.; obverse A K Λ ∆OM AYPHΛIANOC CEB, laureate and cuirassed bust right; reverse eagle standing slightly left, head turned back right, tail right, wings open, wreath in beak, ETOVC E (year 5) upward on left; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $50.00 SALE |PRICE| $45.00


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||tetradrachm|NEW
In 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.
RX93101. Billon tetradrachm, Geissen 3056; Dattari-Savio 5423; BMC Alexandria p. 309, 2384; Milne 4322; Kampmann 106.67; SNG Cop 898 var., SRCV III 11720, Emmett 1914.1B.4C (R1), VF, broad flan, porosity, corrosion, rough nearer edge, ragged edge, small edge splits, weight 8.737 g, maximum diameter 23.3 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, 271 A.D.; obverse A K L ∆OM AYPHΛIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Aurelian right, LA (year 1) lower right; reverse I A C OYABAΛΛAΘOC AΘHN Y A C P, laureate, diademed and draped bust of Vabalathus right, L - ∆ (year 4) divided across field; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $80.00 SALE |PRICE| $72.00


Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt

|Roman| |Egypt|, |Probus,| |Summer| |276| |-| |September| |282| |A.D.,| |Roman| |Provincial| |Egypt||tetradrachm|NEW
In 279, Probus defeated the Burgundians and Vandals in Raetia and Pannonia (modern Switzerland and Hungary).
RX93104. Billon tetradrachm, Geissen 3135; Dattari 5563; Milne 4587; Curtis 1890; SNG Cop 927; BMC Alexandria p. 315, 2440; Kampmann 112.17; Emmett 3981/4 (R1), VF, attractive chocolate patina, light earthen deposits, flow lines, slightly off center on full flan, tiny edge splits, weight 7.960 g, maximum diameter 18.7 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, 29 Aug 278 - 28 Aug 279 A.D.; obverse A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CEB, laureate and cuirassed bust right; reverse eagle standing right, wings closed, head right, wreath in beak, transverse palm frond on right wing, L - ∆ (year 4) across field; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $50.00 SALE |PRICE| $45.00


Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt

|Roman| |Egypt|, |Probus,| |Summer| |276| |-| |September| |282| |A.D.,| |Roman| |Provincial| |Egypt||tetradrachm|NEW
In 280, Probus defeated the usurpers, Proculus at Lugdunum (Lyon), Bonosus at Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne), and Julius Saturninus at Apamea, Syria.
RX93107. Billon tetradrachm, Geissen 3125; Dattari 5549; Milne 4540; Curtis 1852; SNG Cop 915; BMC Alexandria p. 314, 2426; Kampmann 112.6; Emmett 3983/2 (R1), aVF, centered on a tight flan, rough corrosion primarily on reverse, weight 8.054 g, maximum diameter 19.4 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, 29 Aug 276 - 28 Aug 277 A.D.; obverse AK M AVP ΠPOBOC CEB, laureate head right; reverse eagle standing right, head turned back, wreath in beak, L - B (year 2) flanking across field; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $36.00 SALE |PRICE| $32.00


Claudius II Gothicus, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt

|Roman| |Egypt|, |Claudius| |II| |Gothicus,| |September| |268| |-| |August| |or| |September| |270| |A.D.,| |Roman| |Provincial| |Egypt||tetradrachm|NEW
In 268, Gallienus was murdered by his senior officers while besieging the would-be usurper Aureolus in Mediolanum (Milan). The Senate charged Marcus Aurelius Claudius with Gallienus' murder but it was never proven. The accused became the new emperor, Claudius II.
RX93094. Billon tetradrachm, Geissen 3015; Dattari 5414; Curtis 1670; Milne 4202; BMC Alexandria p. 303, 2331; Kampmann 104.1; Emmett 3878/1 (R1), gVF, nice portrait, attractive eagle, flow lines, light deposits, tight flan, weight 9.951 g, maximum diameter 21.1 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, Sep 268 - 28 Aug 269 A.D.; obverse AVT K KΛAV∆IOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; reverse eagle standing right, looking back, holding wreath in beak, date A/L (year 1) right; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $90.00 SALE |PRICE| $81.00


Aurelian, August 270 - October or November 275 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt

|Roman| |Egypt|, |Aurelian,| |August| |270| |-| |October| |or| |November| |275| |A.D.,| |Roman| |Provincial| |Egypt||tetradrachm|NEW
In 275, Aurelian prepared a campaign against the Sassanids in Asia Minor. In Thrace, while waiting to cross the Bosphorus with his army, he ordered severe punishments for corrupt soldiers and made a list of high-ranking officers marked for execution. In September, Aurelian fell victim to a conspiracy of the Praetorian Guard and was murdered near Byzantium (Istanbul, Turkey).
RX93096. Billon tetradrachm, Geissen 3096; Dattari 5477; BMC Alexandria p. 306, 2362; Milne 4456; Curtis 1773; SNG Cop 883; Kampmann 106.54; Emmett 3923/6 (R1), gVF, centered, a few letters weak, spots of light corrosion, small edge splits, weight 7.960 g, maximum diameter 20.7 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, 29 Aug 274 - 28 Aug 275 A.D.; obverse A K Λ ∆OM AVPHΛ IANOC CEB, laureate and cuirassed bust right; reverse ETOVC S (year 6), eagle standing left head turned back, wreath in beak; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $70.00 SALE |PRICE| $63.00


Claudius II Gothicus, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt

|Roman| |Egypt|, |Claudius| |II| |Gothicus,| |September| |268| |-| |August| |or| |September| |270| |A.D.,| |Roman| |Provincial| |Egypt||tetradrachm|NEW
In 270, the Empire suffered an economic crisis due to usurpations, partition of the empire, invasions, and sackings of the countryside and cities. Agricultural and industrial productions were significantly decreased, and mines went unused. A monetary crisis ensued. Inflation was up to 1,000% in some areas of the empire.
RX92540. Billon tetradrachm, Geissen 3027; Milne 4265; SNG Cop 850; BMC Alexandria p. 303, 2332; Dattari 5415; Kampmann 104.17; Emmett 3878/2 (R1), gVF, tight flan, flow lines, obverse die wear, reverse a little off center, small edge splits, weight 9.611 g, maximum diameter 22.0 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, 29 Aug 269 - 28 Aug 270 A.D.; obverse AVT K KLAV∆IOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right from behind; reverse eagle standing right, head turned back left, filleted wreath in beak, L - B (year 2) divided across field; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $60.00 SALE |PRICE| $54.00











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