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E-auction 262-184699 - POSTUMUS Antoninien

POSTUMUS Antoninien AU
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Estimate : 85 €
Price : 34 €
Maximum bid : 35 €
End of the sale : 23 April 2018 14:07:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 268
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 20 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,34 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire homogène et bien centré. Monnaie nettoyée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Postume à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Postumus Pius Felix Augustus", (L’empereur césar Postume pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ORI-ENS AVG.
Reverse description : Sol radié, nu, courant à gauche, le manteau flottant sur l'épaule gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un fouet de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Oriens Augusti”, (L’Orient 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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