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Aurelian 270-275 AD, c 274
Sol Invictus ("Unconquered Sun") was a Roman god. Aurelian identified him as the main divinity of the Roman pantheon. He was hoping the entire imperial population the cult ( civilian or military) would accept this single god cult. Aurelian constructed a new temple in 271 Campus Agrippae in Rome. Obverse radiate and cuirassed Aurelian IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG. Reverse standing Sol raising his hand and holding and globe with seated captives flanking below SOLI INVICTO SXXT
Mint: Ticinum (modern Pavia)
Provenance: Private aquisition *

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