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Antioch AD 270-272 billon antoninianus 2.82 g 2.06 cm 2.06 cm 12h

obverse: hd Vabalathus r laureate, draped and cuirassed VABALATHVS V C R IM D R
reverse: hd Aurelianus r radiate, cuirassed IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, B
RCV III 12718
Holleman munten List 95 May 1993 *181 

Vabalathus (Julius Aurelius Septimius Vabalathus Athenodorus, 267-272
Son of Septimius Odaenathus of Palmyra and his 2nd wife Zenobia
260 Valerianus captured by the Sasanid ruler Shapur. Partial collapse of the Roman power in the East
Odaenathus Gaallienus' lieutenant in the region
stopped the invading Persianseleminated the usurper Quietus after besiegingthe Syrian city of Emesa
Odaenathus rewarded by Gallienus
267 Odaenathus assassinated . Benefitted his widow Zenobia
Zenobia now the effective ruler of the Palmyrene state together with her son Vabalathus (10)
title of his father refused by Gallienus , Claudius II and Quintillus
270 For the time being Aurelianus granted the titles to Vabalathus (joint coinage)
272 Invasion of the East by Aurelianus. Zenobia and Vabalathus taken prisoner and taken to Rome.