AURELIAN (270-275)

Scientific review article
Autor: Svetlana Pantelić

Summary: Although he ruled for only five years (270-275), Lucius Domitius Aurelianus achieved amazing results: restored the Empire, ended the war with the Goths, punished the German tribes that had been invading Italy, secured the city of Rome with high defence walls, retrieved the Gallic Empire, Spain and Britain, and stabilized the border at the Danube river. He was a skilful, brave and committed soldier, whose life was filled with wars. His mission of a restorer of Rome also involved the restoration of the confidence in antoninianii - the coins which had been increasingly devalued in the past decades, given that they contained less and less silver. The coins he minted had the guarantee of the percentage of silver. These coins presented him as the unconquerable Emperor.

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