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E-auction 248-170764 - POSTUMUS Antoninien

POSTUMUS Antoninien AU
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Estimate : 35 €
Price : 21 €
Maximum bid : 22 €
End of the sale : 15 January 2018 14:16:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 263-265
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 150 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,55 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré. Très beau portrait ! Patine gris foncé
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 : PROVIDE-N-TIA AVG.
Reverse description : Providentia (la Providence) drapée, debout de face regardant à gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite et un sceptre transversal de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Providentia Augusti”, (La Providence de l'auguste).

Commentary


Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3. Les ptéryges sont invisibles sous le paludamentum.

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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