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brm_672881 - POSTUMUS Antoninien

POSTUMUS Antoninien AU/AU
75.00 €(Approx. 81.75$ | 62.25£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 263-265
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 100 ‰
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,25 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan légèrement irrégulier, centré. Superbe buste de Postume. Patine grise avec reflets dorés
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 : SAECVLI FELICITAS.
Reverse description : Postume debout de face, tourné à droite, lauré et vêtu militairement, tenant un globe de la main gauche et une haste transversale de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Sæculi Felicitas”, (La Félicité du siècle).

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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