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brm_786572 - POSTUMUS Antoninien

POSTUMUS Antoninien AU/AU
50.00 €(Approx. 54.50$ | 44.00£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 262
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : + 150 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,73 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur flan large, centré. Beau buste de Postume bien venu à la frappe. Joli Virtus au revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié de Postume à droite, avec cuirasse et paludamentum, vu de trois quarts en avant (A).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Caesar Postumus Pius Felix Augustus”, (Empereur César Postume Pieux Heureux Auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIRTVS AVG.
Reverse description : Virtus (la Vertu) casqué, debout à droite, le manteau flottant sur l'épaule gauche, appuyé de sa main gauche sur son bouclier et tenant de la main droite une haste.
Reverse translation : “Virtus Augusti”, (La Vertu de l'Auguste).

Historical background


POSTUME

(06-07/260-06/269)

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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