Seleucis and Pieria / Emesa - BI Tetradrachm (9.90 g) - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Eagle standing facing, head and tail left, wings spread, holding wreath in beak (SC between legs and ЄMICA in ex.) (Prieur 1025A / SNG Cop. 313 var.) - a.VF, the usual porous surfaces but a very rare coin! Uranius Antoninus is unknown from the ancient literary sources, although Zosimus perhaps confuses him with two usurpers he names as Uranius and Antoninus during the reign of Severus Alexander. Uranius Antoninus established his government at Emesa, probably in response to repeated Persian attacks rather than as a challenge to Rome. In any event, it appears he was finally subdued when Valerian marched to recover the East.