Aemilian AE Sestertius Roman Empire 253 AD Bronze Coin with Oxidized Green Patina Virtus on Reverse Museum Reproduction CBRS0039

30,50 

This AE Bronze Roman Empire Sestertius depicts Aemilian. It has been minted in Rome in 253 A.D. Unpublished in standard references.

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Description

M. Aemilius Aemilianus was born in Mauretania and rose to become governor of Moesia during the reign of Trebonianus Gallus. Aemilian bribed his troops to declare him emperor, using money intended for the Goths to maintain peace. When he invaded Italy, the troops of Gallus and Volusian switched sides and murdered the two co-emperors. However, when the forces of the future emperor Valerian entered Italy, Aemilian suffered the same fate as his predecessors. He was murdered after a reign of about 88 days.

DESIGN:
Obverse side
Bust of Aemilian, laureate, draped, cuirassed, left
Legend:
IMP CAES AEMILIANVS P F AVG

Reverse side
Virtus, helmeted, in military attire, standing left, resting right hand on shield and holding spear in left hand
Legend:
VIRTVS AVGVSTI S C

A perfect choice for Numismatists, Historians, Military Veterans, Collectors.

Additional information

Weight 28.49 g
Dimensions 35.1 mm

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