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E-auction 107-56827 - POSTUMUS Antoninien

POSTUMUS Antoninien AU
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 23 €
Maximum bid : 29 €
End of the sale : 04 May 2015 15:43:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 266
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 100 ‰
Diameter : 20,6 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,90 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale. Très beau portrait. Frappe un peu faible du 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 : SALVS - AVG.
Reverse description : Esculape debout de face, tourné à gauche, barbu, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, tenant son manteau de la main gauche et appuyé de la main droite sur son bâton sur lequel est enroulé un serpent, le genou droit ployé ; dans le champ à droite, un globe.
Reverse translation : “Salus Augusti”, (La Santé de l'auguste).

Commentary


Poids lourd.

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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