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AD 271-272. Vabalathus, supported by mother, Zenobia, named himself Augustus in Palmyra, Syria. Aurelian regained control of the Syrian province. Vabalathus and Zenobia were captured and taken to Rome but their fate is not recorded.
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Cohen 1Vabalathus & Aurelian, AE antoninianus, Antioch. VABALATHVS V C IMDR Laureate and draped bust right / IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right, B or other officina letter below. RIC 381.TextImage
RIC 1Vabalathus. Usurper, AD 268-272. Antoninianus 2.61 g. Antioch mint. March-May AD 272. IM C VHABALATHVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right / AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing facing, head left, holding cornucopiae and scales; star in left field. RIC V 1; Paris 1263; Sear 11723.TextImage
Bland 18
RIC 1 var
Vabalathus. Usurper, AD 268-272. Antoninianus 2.61 g. Antioch mint. March-May AD 272. IM C VHABALATHVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right / AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing facing, head left, holding cornucopiae and scales; star in left field, mintmark Gamma. Bland 18; RIC 1 var (mintmark).TextImage
RIC 2Vabalathus, AE antoninianus. Palmyra, AD 271-272. IM C VHABALATHVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right / AETERNITAS AVG, Sol, standing half-right, looking left, holding globe, right hand raised. Star in left field. Mintmark A. RIC V-II, 2; Cohen 2; Sear 11724.TextImage
RIC 2Vabalathus, AE antoninianus. Palmyra, AD 271-272. IM C VHABALATHVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right / AETERNITAS AVG, Sol, standing half-right, looking left, holding globe, right hand raised. Star in left field. No mintmark. RIC V-II, 2 var; Bland 13; MIR 355; Cohen 2; Sear 11724.TextImage
RIC 3Vabalathus, AE antoninianus. Palmyra, AD 271-272. IM C VHABALATHVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right / IOVI STATORI, Jupiter, standing left, holding globe and spear, eagle at foot left. Star in left field. RIC V-II, 3; Cohen 3; Sear 11725.TextImage
RIC 4Vabalathus, as Augustus, Antoninianus. IM C VHABALATHVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right / IVENVS AVG, Hercules standing facing, head right, holding club, lionskin and three apples of the Hesperides, star in left field. Goebl MIR 359; RIC 4; Sear 11726. TextImage
RIC 4 varVabalathus, AE Antoninianus. Palmyra. IM C VHABALATHVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right / IVENVS AVG, Hercules standing facing, head right, holding club, lionskin and three apples of the Hesperides, star in right field. RIC 4 var (position of star); Sear 11726.TextImage
RIC 4 varVabalathus, AE Antoninianus, 3.11 g. Antioch mint. IMP C VHABALATHVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / IVCNVS (sic) AVG, Hercules standing right, holding three apples and resting right hand on club; lionskin over left arm. Star in right field. RIC 4 var (rev legend); Cohen 4 var.TextImage
RIC 5Vabalathus, AE antoninianus. Palmyra or Antioch, AD 271-272. IM C VHABALATHVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right / VENVS AVG, Venus standing left, holding helmet and spear, and resting left elbow on shield. Star in left field. Mintmark: epsilon. RIC V-II, 5; Cohen 5; Paris 1266; Goebl 361a; Sear 11727.TextImage
RIC 5 varVabalathus, AE antoninianus. Palmyra or Antioch, AD 271-272. IM C VHABALATHVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right / VENVS AVG, Venus standing left, holding helmet and spear, and resting left elbow on shield. Star in left field. No mintmark. RIC V-II, 5 var (lack of mintmark); Cohen 5; Sear 11727.TextImage
RIC 6Vabalathus, AE antoninianus. 21 mm, 272 AD, Antioch. IM C VHABALATHVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA AVG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm, star in left field. RIC 6; Cohen 6; Goebl 357a.TextImage
Bland 27i
RIC 6 var
Vabalathus as Augustus. AD 272 AD. AE Antoninianus, 3.12 g. Antioch mint. IM C VHABALATHVS AVG Bust radiate, draped, cuirassed right / VICTORIA AVG, Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm, star in left field. Bland, Coinage of Vabalathus, NC 171, 27i; RIC 6 var (V. walking left); Paris 1267 (ditto); Cohen 6 var (ditto).TextImage
RIC 8 corr.Vabalathus, AE antoninianus. 21 mm, 272 AD, Antioch. IM C VHABALATHVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right / VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing right, holding spear and resting hand on shield; star in right field. RIC 8 corr. ("Virtus left", in error).TextImage
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Bland 16a
RIC 8 var
Vabalathus, AE Antoninianus, 3.49 g. Antioch mint. IM C VHABALATHVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing right, holding spear, shield at his side, star in right field. Mintmark B. Bland 16a (this coin); RIC 8 var (no mintmark): Goebl 358 var. (ditto).TextImage
RIC 381, AVabalathus and Aurelian. AE Antoninianus. 271/272 AD. Antioch. VABALATHVS VCRIM DR, laureate, draped bust of Vabalathus right / IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust of Aurelian right. Officina letter A below. RIC 381. Cohen 1; Sear 11718.TextImage
RIC 381, BVabalathus and Aurelian. AE Antoninianus. 271/272 AD. Antioch. VABALATHVS VCRIM DR, laureate, draped bust of Vabalathus right / IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust of Aurelian right. Officina letter B below. RIC 381. Cohen 1; Sear 11718.TextImage
RIC 381, GVabalathus and Aurelian. AE Antoninianus. 271/272 AD. Antioch. VABALATHVS VCRIM DR, laureate, draped bust of Vabalathus right / IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust of Aurelian right. Officina letter Gamma below. RIC 381. Cohen 1; Sear 11718.TextImage
RIC 381, DVabalathus and Aurelian. AE Antoninianus. 271/272 AD. Antioch. VABALATHVS VCRIM DR, laureate, draped bust of Vabalathus right / IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust of Aurelian right. Officina letter Delta below. RIC 381. Cohen 1; Sear 11718.TextImage
RIC 381, EVabalathus and Aurelian. AE Antoninianus. 271/272 AD. Antioch. VABALATHVS VCRIM DR, laureate, draped bust of Vabalathus right / IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust of Aurelian right. Officina letter Epsilon below. RIC 381. Cohen 1; Sear 11718.TextImage
RIC 381, SVabalathus and Aurelian. AE Antoninianus. 271/272 AD. Antioch. VABALATHVS VCRIM DR, laureate, draped bust of Vabalathus right / IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust of Aurelian right. Officina letter S below. RIC 381. Cohen 1; Sear 11718.TextImage
RIC 381, ZVabalathus and Aurelian. AE Antoninianus. 271/272 AD. Antioch. VABALATHVS VCRIM DR, laureate, draped bust of Vabalathus right / IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust of Aurelian right. Officina letter Z below. RIC 381. Cohen 1; Sear 11718.TextImage
RIC 381, HVabalathus and Aurelian. AE Antoninianus. 271/272 AD. Antioch. VABALATHVS VCRIM DR, laureate, draped bust of Vabalathus right / IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust of Aurelian right. Officina letter H below. RIC 381. Cohen 1; Sear 11718.TextImage
AlexandriaMilne 4319Vabalathus with Aurelian, Tetradrachm of 271 AD. Alexandria Mint. L-D across fields, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust of Vabalathus right / Laureate & draped bust of Aurelian right, LA to right. TextImage
Alexandria
Emmett 3910
Vabalathus and Zenobia, Billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, Egypt. 271272 AD. VABALATHVS VCRIMD, laureate, draped bust of Vabalathus right / CEPTIM ZHNOBIA CEB, diademed, draped bust of Zenobia right. Emmett 3910; Cohen 2 var. Not in Milne.TextImage
Alexandria
Milne 4349
Vabalathus, Billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, Egypt. 9.90 g. Dated Year 5 = 272 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Radiate and draped bust of Helios right; date L-E across fields. Milne 4349; Emmett 3909.TextImage
Alexandria
Milne 4352
Vabalathus. AE potin tetradrachm of Alexandria, Egypt. Dated year 5 (272 AD). 8.47 gm. Sole reign. AUT K OUABALLAQHNOC CEB, Laureate and draped bust right / L-E to left and right of Homonoia standing left, holding cornucopiae, right hand raised. Koeln 3064; Dattari 5510; Milne 4352; Curtis 1750; Emmett 3910.TextImage
Alexandria
Vagi 2160
Vabalathus & Aurelian, AE reduced drachm. AURHLIANOC KAI AQHNODWROC, confronted draped busts / LA LD in two lines within wreath. Sear 11722; Milne 4327.TextImage
Alexandria
SGI 4757
Vabalathus, potin tetradrachm of Alexandria. A C OVABALLAQOC V A C P, Laureate, draped bust of Vabalathus right, L-E across fields / AYT K L D AVRHLIANOC CEB, laureate, draped bust of Aurelian right. Milne 4330; Sear (old) 3293; Sear 11721. TextImage
Egypt
Milne 1735
Aurelian & Vabalathus Potin Tetradrachm of Alexandria. Laureate & draped bust of Aurelian right / Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust of Vabalathus right. TextImage
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