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ID:     RIC_007
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Uranius Antoninus
Date Ruled:     AD 253-254
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Aureus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 253-254
Obverse Legend:     L IVL AVR SVLP ANTONINVS (see note below)
Obverse Description:     Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left
Reverse Legend:     SAECVLARES AVGG (see note below)
Reverse Description:     Column inscribed COS / I
Mint:     Emesa
Primary Reference:     RIC 07
Reference2:     Calico 3395 (a third specimen, same dies).
Reference3:     Baldus 88-9, pl. VIII (BM and Berlin, both same dies)
Reference4:     Delbrueck, NC 1948, p. 15, 3 and fig. 4
Photograph Credit:     Gemini Numismatic Auctions, LLC
Special Comments:     This is apparently only the fourth recorded specimen of one of the more interesting types, commemorating the games held by Philip I in honor of the millennium of Rome
Price Sold For:     80000 USD
Date Sold:     8/1/2012
Grade:     Near Mint State
Notes:     (1) RIC note: On obv. SVLP looks very much like SVP, on rev. AVGG, like NVGG (2) Gemini Numismatic Auctions Auction IX: Lot No. 518