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Aurelian, 270-275 A.D.

AV Aureus, 4.11g. 21mm.  Milan mint, c.271-272 A.D.  IMP C L DOM AVRELIANVSP F AVG.  Laureate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right.  Rev. VIRTVS AVG. Mars walking to right carrying spear and trophy; captive below. Calico 4048; Estiot, Aurelien (1999), 60.    CBN 429 ff.;  MIR 127 q.  RIC 15. High relief portrait and virtually as struck

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: NAC, Zurich,  Auction O, May 13, 2004, lot 2098
Ex: Künker, Osnabrück, Auction 216, Oct. 8, 2012, lot 1233.

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Extremely Fine $17,000.00
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Julian II, 360-363 A.D.

AV Solidus, 4.41g. 22mm. Constantinople, struck c. 361-363 A.D.  FL IVLIANVS P F AVG.  Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Julian to right; small die break in hair.   Rev. VIRTVS EXERCITVS ROMANORVM; CONS SP and two branches in exergue.  Soldier advancing to right dragging captive whose hands are tied and holding trophy over his shoulder. RIC VIII, 157. Depeyrot 8/1.  Hunter 43.  Lovely reddish toning with underlying luster.  Fine style portrait; exceptional detail on the Roman soldier's armor and the captive. 

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: NAC, Zurich, Auction 31, October 26, 2005, lot 161.

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Extremely Fine $19,000.00

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