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Live auction - brm_712145 - LAELIANUS Antoninien

LAELIANUS Antoninien AU/XF
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Estimate : 980 €
Price : 500 €
Maximum bid : 563 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 15:27:07
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Antoninien
Date: c. début
Date: 269
Mint name / Town : Cologne
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,48 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée des deux côtés. Joli buste de Lélien. Revers à l’usure régulière
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C LAELIANVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Lélien à droite, avec pan de paludamentum, vu de trois quarts en avant (B01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Lælianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Lélien pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTO-R-I-A AV-G.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) marchant à droite, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augusti”, (La Victoire de l'auguste).

Commentary


Lélien reste l’empereur gaulois le plus rare hormis bien sûr les deux antoniniens de Domitianus.

Historical background


Thelink

(03-06/269) Ulpius Cornelius Laelianus

Thelink, probably governor of Lower Germany, revolted against Posthumus with the help of the XXX Legion stationed at Castra Vetera (Xanten). He took refuge in Cologne where Posthumus came to besiege. Thelink was defeated and killed. Posthumus, who refused the sack of the city in his victorious troops, was killed in turn.

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