The respected soldier-emperor Aurelian (A.D. 270-275) shown on this bronze Antoninianus accomplished a great deal during his brief rule. Among his contributions, Aurelian, called "restorer of the world," reunited the Empire and strengthened the army. Hoping to inspire loyalty and end the cycle of the military creating and then destroying emperors, he promoted an emperor-worshipping cult of the sun. Yet, his personal secretary, fearing Aurelian would order his death for a transgression, duped key officers into believing that they were on an imperial hit list, and they assassinated Aurelian. Now, you can relive the glory days of a virtuous emperor with this hand-struck ancient coin. Order yours today.
- Material: Bronze
- Product Type: Single Products
- Rulers: Aurelian (A.D. 270 - 275)