antonnianus of Aurelian , help id ?

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  1. singig

    singig Well-Known Member

    Can you please help me identify this antonnianus ? it should be Aurelian. I cannot find other examples.
    It has a long and split obverse legend :
    ....AVR....LIANVS..AVG (possible IMP C L DOM AVRELIANVS P F AVG)
    , reverse : VIRTVS AV......I (possible VIRTVS AVGVSTI)
    Mintmark XX... , Officina letter delta ?
    20mm / 2.4g
    aurelianus11.jpg

    I found others two Aurelian types with the same reverse legend, but not this one.
    RIC 98: VIRTVS AVGVSTI: Mars, walking right
    RIC 99: VIRTVS AVGVSTI: Trophy between two captives
     
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  3. StevePM

    StevePM New Member

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  4. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    After StevePM points us in the right direction it is easier to see a R before IANVS while Aurelian would require an L in that spot. Often ID problems are made worse when we assume something we should not. Mine is a bit different but similar.
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  5. singig

    singig Well-Known Member

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  6. gsimonel

    gsimonel Well-Known Member

    Yep. Neck's too short for Aurelian:
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    Aurelian
    Augustus, A.D. 270-275
    Billon Antoninianus
    Cyzicus mint
    Obv: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
    Rev: ORIENS AVG - Sol, standing left, raising right hand and holding globe in left; captive at feet
    XXL in exergue
    RIC 360
    22mm, 3.8g.
     
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