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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Secessionist Empires| > |Vabalathus| > RA35035
Palmyrene-Roman Empire, Aurelian and Vabalathus, c. Nov 270 - Mar 272 A.D.
|Vabalathus|, |Palmyrene-Roman| |Empire,| |Aurelian| |and| |Vabalathus,| |c.| |Nov| |270| |-| |Mar| |272| |A.D.|, Vabalathus, son of the Palmyran king Odenathus and Zenobia, was declared Augustus but Aurelian defeated his forces. He and Zenobia were then taken to Rome where they were paraded in humiliation in Aurelian's Triumph. According to some sources, they were allowed to live the rest of their lives in great comfort in Rome. The abbreviated titles of Vabalathus most likely were, Vir Clarissimus Romanorum (or Rex) Imperator Dux Romanorum. The portraits of Vabalathus are interesting because they display both the Roman laurel and the Hellenistic royal diadem.
RA35035. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 3106, BnF XII 1246, GŲbl MIR 353a4, RIC V-2 381, Cohen VI 1, SRCV III 11718, Hunter IV -, Choice VF, attractive desert patina, 4th officina, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 3.405g, maximum diameter 20.2mm, die axis 315o, Nov 270 - Mar 272 A.D.; obverse IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right, Δ below; reverse VABALATHVS V C R IM D R, laureate, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; SOLD











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