Aurelian and Vabalathus Æ Antoninianus
Æ 20mm, struck 271/272 AD.
Con/ VF, jet black patina with orange sand fill.
Obv/ VABALATHVS VCRIM DR; laureate, draped bust of Vabalathus right.
Rev/ IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust of Aurelian right. Officina letter H below.
Ref/ RIC Vol Va 381. Cohen 1; Sear 11718.
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