Attribution request

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  1. david clark

    david clark Member

    this Roman Bronze has me flummoxed! Bronze, about 20mm at widest diameter, seems to be a Greek Legend but its pretty corroded so hard to be sure... thank you in advance

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  3. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    I think it's Aurelian, Sol/Captive reverse.
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  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    You can make out the IMP AVRE on the obverse and the OR on the reverse.
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  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Aurelian 2.jpg
    OBVERSE: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right
    REVERSE: ORIENS AVG, Sol standing left with hand raised, foot on one of two bound captives, XXIP in ex.
    Struck at Serdica, 274 AD
    3.4g, 23mm
    RIC 63f, Venera 1008, C 145
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  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Here are my two examples. OP's looks most like the top one IMO
    Aurelian, Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, VII.png Aurelian, Antoninianus, Oriens, XXIS.png
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