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AD 270-275 Aurelian Billon Double-Denarius Roman Empire NGC Ch VF Roman Age of Chaos Label

AD 270-275 Aurelian Billon Double-Denarius Roman Empire NGC Ch VF Roman Age of Chaos Label
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Why purchase this Billon Double Denarius struck for Roman Emperor Aurelian?

Aurelian, the 44th ruler of the Roman Empire, reigned from AD 270-275. During his reign, Aurelian sought to unite the empire under the divinity of the sun god Sol Invictus. In AD 274, he dedicated the winter solstice, December 25, as a festival honoring the birth of the unconquered son. Unbeknownst to the emperor, the persecuted Christians used the day of celebration to secretly honor the birth of an entirely different son, Jesus Christ, the son of God. Consequently, Aurelian is often considered to be the "Father of Christmas."

  • This Double Denarius was struck during the reign of Aurelian, from AD 270-275.
  • The coin is minted from billon, a metallic alloy of mostly bronze composition with a thin coating of silver.
  • The coin weighs approximately 6.25 grams. No two are exactly alike.
  • The diameter of the ancient coin ranges from 22-26 mm.

Sensational Symbolic Imagery

Obverse: The inscription "IMP AVRELIANVS AVG," which represents "Commander Aurelian, the Emperor" surrounds the portrait of Emperor Aurelian wearing a radiate crown on the obverse. In Roman Imperial coinage, this crown style was indicative of the coin's value as a Double Denarius.

Reverse: The reverse of Roman Imperial coinage was an opportunity for the emperor to announce triumphant results of military campaigns. On some coinage, a god or goddess was depicted to symbolize goals of the regime, such a peace, liberty and good fortune.

Stunning Choice Very Fine Ancient Roman Imperial Coin

This Billon Double Denarius, struck AD 270-275 for Roman Emperor Aurelian, has been reviewed by NGC Ancients, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's ancient coin division, and deemed worthy of the impressive grade of Choice Very Fine (Ch. VF). The coin will feature qualities of strike and surface equivalent to a coin earning a Sheldon Scale grade of 30-35. Expect all major design elements to be present, with even circulation wear across the surfaces. The coin is presented in a sonically sealed protective holder with a NGC certification label honoring the coin's minting during the Roman Age of Chaos.

This Roman Imperial AD 270-275 Aurelian Billon Double Denarius will be an exciting addition to your collection!


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The value of the coin is not determined by its precious metal content.

Year of Issue:AD 270-275
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch VF
Label/Signature:Roman Age of Chaos Label
Composition:Billon
Diameter:23 mm
Obverse Design:Roman Emperor Aurelian
Reverse Design:Harmony between Emperor & Military
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