|Face Value||1 Dollar|
|Size||ca. 11.8 mm|
19. An Aureus from Lucius Aurelianus. Aurelian who was born in Pannonia, already practiced warfare at a very early stage of his life. From an excellent soldier he developed himself into an expert combatant. Before long he was assigned the High Command of the cavalry by Emperor Claudius Gothicus. When the pest afflicted the Emperor the reign was in fact endorsed to his younger brother Quintillus, but Quintillus was not able to hold steady against the highly respectable Aurelian for long. In the year 270 Lucius Aurelianus proclaimed himself Emperor. Through drastic changes he was able to help provide the weakening Empire with new hope again. After five years in reign Emperor Aurelian was murdered deceitfully.