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ID:     RIC_002
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Uranius Antoninus
Date Ruled:     AD 253-254
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Aureus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 253-254
Weight:     6.15 g
Obverse Legend:     L IVL AVR SVLP VRA ANT[ONIN]VS
Obverse Description:     Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, as seen from the back
Reverse Legend:     CONSERVATO_R AVG
Reverse Description:     Quadriga pacing left, bearing conical stone of Emesa engraved with eagle with parasols to the right and the left
Mint:     Emesa
Primary Reference:     RIC 02a
Reference2:     Calicó 3383 (this coin).
Reference3:     Delbrueck, NC 1948, fig. 8 (obverse) and fig. 3. (reverse).
Reference4:     Cohen 2 var. (omits VRA); Baldus, Uranius Antoninus 69 (these dies); Kent-Hirmer pl. 127, 461 (these dies)
Photograph Credit:     Numismatica Ars Classica NAC AG
Price Sold For:     130000 Swiss Franc
Date Sold:     24/3/2010
Grade:     Virtually as struck
Notes:     (1) Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 54: Lot No. 559 (2) Ex Sotheby’s 19 June 1990, Hunt part I, 143; NAC 8, 1995, 917 and Vecchi 8, 1997, 328 sales. From the Weintraub collection.