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brm_650700 - POSTUMUS Double sesterce

POSTUMUS Double sesterce XF
175.00 €(Approx. 211.75$ | 152.25£)
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Type : Double sesterce
Date: 261-263
Mint name / Town : Atelier II
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 21,19 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan épais, centré. Usure régulière. Joli buste. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié de Postume à droite, avec cuirasse et paludamentum, vu de trois quarts en avant (A).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Caesar Marcus Cassianus Latinius Postumus Pius Felix Augustus", (Empereur César Marcus Cassianus Latinius Postume Pieux et Heureux Auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIRTV-S AVG.
Reverse description : Mars debout à droite, tenant une haste de la main droite et appuyant son bras gauche sur un bouclier.
Reverse translation : “Virtus Augusti”, (La Vertu de l’Auguste).

Commentary


Poids lourd.

Historical background


POSTUME

(06-07/260-06/269) Marcus Cassianius Latinius Postumus

Posthumus seizes purple eliminating Salonin, the son of Gallien he had custody. He reigns over Gaul, Britain and Spain. Posthumus has he toyed with the idea of ​​conquering the Roman Empire? Gallien, twice, will try to regain the "pars occidentalis" Empire without success. Posthumus will remain in power for nine years before perishing murdered for refusing bag Mainz, the city which had supported thelink.

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