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ID:     31-96
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Uranius Antoninus
Date Ruled:     AD 253-254
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Aureus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 253-254
Diameter:     20 mm
Weight:     5.90 g
Obverse Legend:     L IVL AVR SVLP VRA ANTONINVS
Obverse Description:     Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, as seen from the back
Reverse Legend:     FE_CVND_ITAS AVG
Reverse Description:     Fortuna standing left, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left
Mint:     Emesa
Primary Reference:     RIC 03a (see pl. 15, 16 - these dies)
Reference2:     Calicó 3385
Reference3:     H.R. Baldus, Uranius Antoninus, Münzprägung und Geschichte, 57f (these dies)
Reference4:     R. Delbrueck, Uranius at Emesa, NC 1948, p. 17, 6-8 and 9; Vagi 2264; Cohen 3
Photograph Credit:     Numismatica Ars Classica NAC AG
Source:     http://arsclassicacoins.com
Special Comments:     The irrefutable evidence that this coin presents has put paid to the false legends relating to Uranius Antoninuus by the historian Zosimus. According to Zosimus, there were two seperate usurpers, a man by the name of Uranius and another by the name of Ant
Price Sold For:     26000 Swiss Franc
Date Sold:     10/26/2005
Grade:     EF
Notes:     NAC Auction 31, Lot 96 (Estimate: CHF 18,000) Ex Leu 18, 1977, 376 and NAC 18, 2000, 657 sales.