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Why add this About Uncirculated Ancient Roman Empire Billon Double Denarius of Aurelian to your collection?
Aurelian was the 44th Emperor of the Roman Empire. His five-year reign, from A.D. 270-275 is marked with numerous military success, including the restoration of the Empire's eastern provinces as a result of his conquest of the Palmyrene Empire in 273. Aurelian conquered the Gallic Empire the following year, enabling the re-establishment of the entire Empire, effectively instigating the termination of the Crisis if the Third Century, and earning the nickname "Restitutor Orbis," which means "Restorer of the World." This Double Denarius of Aurelian is a superbly struck example of a billon coin of the period, composed of bronze or copper, plated with silver.
The denomination of a Double Denarius was distinguished by the radiate crown adorning the portrait of the reigning emperor. Reverse designs were frequently military in nature, advertising the emperor's varied successful territorial conquests, or sometimes illustrated a god or goddess, symbolic of a philosophical theme of the regime.
Remarkable About Uncirculated ancient coin
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's ancient coin experts, NGC Ancients, graded this Double Denarius of Roman Emperor Aurelian to be About Uncirculated, which is equivalent to a Sheldon scale rating of 50. Expect this exceptional artifact to exhibit full details with light traces of wear on the highest points, original Mint luster remaining on more than half of the coin, with outstanding strike and surface conditions.
Make this impressively graded Roman Imperial Double Denarius the centerpiece of your ancient coin collection!
|Year of Issue:||AD 270-275|
|Legal Tender:||Roman Empire|
Few ancient coins are as recognizable as the Roman denarius. This small silver coin carries massive historical significance. Produced from 211 BC until the middle of the 3rd century AD, this denomination served as the backbone of Roman coinage and was the inspiration behind many later European coins. ModernCoinMart carries a very large selection of these denarii, at very affordable prices!