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Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 102   |   24 October 2017 Sort by Lot-NumberSort by Estimate
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Lot 563





Estimate: 40'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 32'000 CHF
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Aureus, Siscia circa 284, AV 4.24 g. IMP C IVLIA-NVS P F AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev. LIBERTAS PVBLICA Libertas standing l., holding pileus in r. hand and cornucopiae in l.; in r. field, large star. C 3. RIC 1, pl. XX, 17 (this obverse die). Calicó 4413 (this obverse die).
Extremely rare. An attractive specimen of this difficult issue, an unobtrusive
graffito on obverse field and a minor edge mark at one o’clock on obverse,
otherwise good extremely fine
Ex Hirsch XXIV, 1909, Weber, 2446; Hess 25 March 1929, Vogel, 946; Ars Classica XVII, 1934, Evans, 1811; Schulman 243, 1966, Graham, 2193; LHS 97, 2006, European Scholar, 82 and Gemini V, 2009, 832 sales.
In 284 the Empire was in crisis: the ‘dynasty’ founded by Carus and his two sons in 282 had virtually collapsed, for not only had Carus died in 283 while campaigning against the Persians, but his youngest son, Numerian, who was leading the army back from the Persian front, died in the fall of 284. Remaining in power legitimately was the older brother, Carinus, who in the meantime had been ruling in the West. Following Numerian’s murder, another commander, Diocles (the future emperor Diocletian), was hailed emperor in his place, and in opposition to Carinus in the West. Caught between these two rivals was a third commander, Julian of Pannonia, who then was governing the province of Venetia and determined to stake his claim. While keeping a wary eye on the approach of Diocletian, Carinus quickly dealt with the nearest usurper, Julian, whom he defeated early in 285. All of Julian’s coins – billon aurelianiani and gold aurei (of which perhaps thirty are known) – were struck at Siscia, the only mint-city under his control.

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