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E-auction 587-544443 - brm_932360 - AUREOLUS Antoninien

AUREOLUS Antoninien XF
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Estimate : 220 €
Price : 63 €
Maximum bid : 125 €
End of the sale : 15 July 2024 14:19:40
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: mi
Date: 268
Mint name / Town : Milan
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 20 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 2,29 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Flan court et centré, des manques de métal en bord de flan. De jolis détails, fine usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP POSTVMVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Postume à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Postumus Augustus”, (L’empereur Postume auguste).


Reverse legend : VIRTVS. EQVIT/ -|-// T.
Reverse description : Virtus (la Virilité) marchant à droite, tenant une haste pointée en avant de la main droite et un bouclier de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Virtus Equitum”, (La Virilité de la cavalerie).

Historical background



Coinage in Postumus' name

Auréolus, "Magister Equitum" since 260, enters Gaul with Gallien during the year 267 to reconquer the "Pars Occidentalis" of the Empire. Wounded, Gallien returned to Italy, abandoning Auréolus, defeated. Feeling betrayed, Aureolus returned to Italy, allied himself with Postumus and shut himself up in Milan, hence the coinage in the name of Postumus. Gallien runs up and besieges Auréolus, but he is assassinated at the instigation of the new master of the cavalry, Claudius II, who then leaves the besieged to be massacred, to whom he has promised his life in return for his surrender..

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