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A bronze coin of the emperor Aurelian showing Sol with laurel and bow Coin Type: Billon antoninianus of Aurelian, 270-275 CE
Mint and Date: Rome, 11th issue, officina 1; start - September 275 CE.
Size and Weight: 22mm, 4.2g
Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: ORIEN-S AVG
Sol standing right, brandishing bow in left hand, laurel branch held high in right hand, trampling a seated captive right who raises a hand in protest.
Field marks: A in left field
Exergue: XXIR
Ref: RCV (2005) 11569; RIC V, vol I, 64
BW Ref: 013 027 038
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