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E-auction 311-229394 - POSTUMUS Antoninien

POSTUMUS Antoninien VF
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Estimate : 20 €
Price : 12 €
Maximum bid : 12 €
End of the sale : 01 April 2019 14:20:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 261
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 200 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,04 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, bien centré. Usure importante mais monnaie parfaitement lisible et identifiable. Patine grise, tachée
Catalogue references :
EG.15 - RIC.64 - E.131 - Cunetio2383 - AGK.25 - RCV.10944 - MRK.- - C.91


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 legend : HERC DEVSONIENSI.
Reverse description : Hercule nu, debout à droite, la léonté flottant sur l'épaule gauche, s'appuyant sur sa massue de la main droite et tenant un arc de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Herculi Deusoniensi”, (À Hercule de Deutz).

Historical background


(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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