Contributor: Clay Dorminey.
|Issuer:||AURELIAN, AD 270-275, and VABALATHUS, AD 272. AE Antoninianus (2.9g).|
|Obverse:||VABALATHVS V C R IM D R, his laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust facing right.|
|Reverse:||IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, his radiate and cuirassed bust right; in exergue, E.|
|Reference:||RIC 381 (Aurelian) Tripolis mint; Sear 3292. Tripolis mint. Grade: fully silvered EF.|
|Comments:||For more information, read the "Vabalathus" entry from De Imperatoribus Romanis.|
For recent scholarship on Vabalathus see TOCS-IN; for book reviews, see Bryn Mawr Classical Reviews.