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E-auction 440-351638 - brm_655091 - POSTUMUS Antoninien

POSTUMUS Antoninien XF
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Estimate : 30 €
Price : 23 €
Maximum bid : 32 €
End of the sale : 20 September 2021 14:18:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 261
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 200 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,82 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, centré des deux côtés. Revers agréable. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du trésor de Guercheville

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 : P M TR P CO-S II P P.
Reverse description : Postume ou Virtus (la Virilité) casqué, vêtu militairement, debout à gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite et une haste de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Consul iterum Pater Patriæ”, (Grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la deuxième fois père de la patrie).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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