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E-auction 197-127041 - POSTUMUS Antoninien

POSTUMUS Antoninien VF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 43 €
Maximum bid : 53 €
End of the sale : 23 January 2017 14:32:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 261
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 200 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,24 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire pour ce type avec un beau revers. Patine grise
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 : LAETITIA/ -|-// AVG.
Reverse description : Galère voguant à gauche avec quatre rameurs, sept rames et un timonier tenant le gouvernail.
Reverse translation : “Lætitia Augusti”, (La Joie de l'auguste).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Portrait 4. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges à peine visibles. Exemplaire avec quatre rameurs, un pilote et sept rames. Les flots sont disposés de manière plus lâche sous la galère.

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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