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Roman Empire, Billon Aurelianianus of Aurelian (AD 270-275) - Father of Christmas (Presentation Portfolio with COA)

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Why purchase this Ancient Roman Empire Bronze Aurelianianus of Aurelian?

Aurelian was the 44th Emperor of the Roman Empire, and a devout pagan. Hoping to unify the Empire through a common religious belief, he forced worship of Invictus Sol, the pagan god of the Unconquered Sun, throughout the region. In 274 A.D., he proclaimed December 25th, the winter solstice, the feast day of Invictus Sol, and in celebration, he eliminated public debts and burned the records to gain favor of his people. Christian's celebrated the day, secretly worshiping their own god, resulting the establishment of the date of Christmas (Christ's Mass). Aurelian's grand gesture of generosity become known as the "Christmas Spirit", the inspiration behind the spirit of gift giving today.

Aurelianus imagery

The obverse bears the radiate portrait of Emperor Aurelian, an image similar to the previously issued Antoninianus, surrounded by his inscribed name and title. The reverse depicts the Emperor, victorious in military uniform, or illustrates a theme of the regime with images of gods and goddesses. The Aurelianianus was struck from bronze with a diameter ranging from 21-23.5 mm, weighing 2.7-3.7 g.

Attractive album with COA

This ancient bronze Aurelianianus commemorating Roman Emperor Aurelian was struck 270-275 A.D. It is presented in a handsome collectible album, along with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by a member of the American Numismatic Association. The album includes a detailed narrative explaining how Emperor Aurelian came to be known as the "Father of Christmas."

Make this impressively packaged Roman Imperial Aurelianianus the centerpiece of your ancient coin collection!

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Year of Issue:AD 270-275
Mint:Roman Mint
Grading Service:Uncertified
Country:Roman Empire
Legal Tender:Roman Empire
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