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brm_640903 - POSTUMUS Antoninien

POSTUMUS Antoninien AU
80.00 €(Approx. 93.60$ | 68.80£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 262
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 200 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,49 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan centré, éclaté à 8h. Joli buste bien détaillé ainsi qu’un très beau revers. Patine grise
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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 : NEPTVNO - REDVCI.
Reverse description : Neptune nu, debout à gauche, tenant un dauphin de la main droite et un trident de la gauche ; devant lui, dans le champ à gauche, une proue de navire.
Reverse translation : “Neptuno Reduci”, (A Neptune qui ramène).

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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