Choice gVF Vabalathus Palmyrene Empire Antioch 2nd Officina Antoninianus

Ancient Coins - Choice gVF Vabalathus Palmyrene Empire Antioch 2nd Officina Antoninianus
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Palmyrene Empire, Aurelian and Vabalathus, 270 - 275 A.D.
 
RA87980. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 3103, BnF XII 1241, Göbl MIR 353a2, Hunter IV 5, RIC V-2 381, Cohen VI 1, SRCV III 11718, Choice gVF, well centered, brown tone, areas of porosity, somewhat ragged edge, 3.112g, 20.6mm, 0o, 2nd officina, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian right, from the front, B below; reverse VABALATHVS V C R IM D R, laureate, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Vabalathus right, from behind
 
Vabalathus, son of the Palmyran king Odenathus and Zenobia, was declared Augustus but Aurelian defeated his forces. He and Zenobia were then taken to Rome where they lived in great comfort. The abbreviated titles of Vabalathus most likely were, Vir Clarissimus Romanorum (or Rex) Imperator Dux Romanorum. The portraits of Vabalathus are interesting because they display both the Roman laurel and the Hellenistic royal diadem.
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