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E-auction 91-46704 - POSTUMUS Antoninien

POSTUMUS Antoninien XF
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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 67 €
Maximum bid : 75 €
End of the sale : 12 January 2015 15:34:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 269
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 20 ‰
Diameter : 19,00 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,97 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré des deux côtés. Très beaux portraits, en particulier celui de Sol. Patine gris foncé
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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 : PACATOR ORBIS.
Reverse description : Buste radié et drapé de Sol (le Soleil) à droite vu de trois quarts en arrière (A21).
Reverse translation : “Pacator Orbis”, (Pacificateur du monde).


Avec son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges invisibles sous le paludamentum.

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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