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Live auction - brm_482260 - POSTUMUS Antoninien

POSTUMUS Antoninien AU
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Starting price : 1 200 €
Estimate : 2 000 €
Price : 1 200 €
Maximum bid : 1 200 €
End of the sale : 05 June 2018 14:38:18
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Antoninien
Date: 268
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,28 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique buste de l’empereur. Patine gris foncé avec des reflets marron. Joli revers malgré de fines concrétions vertes et bordeaux
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : POSTVMVS - AV-G.
Obverse description : Buste radié de Postume à gauche, en nudité héroïque, avec la léonté sur l'épaule gauche et tenant la massue de la main droite (G1).
Obverse translation : “Postumus Augustus”, (Postume Auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PA-X - AVG.
Reverse description : Pax (la Paix) drapée, debout à gauche, brandissant une branche d'olivier de la main droite et tenant un sceptre transversal de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pax Augusti”, (La Paix de l'Auguste).

Commentary


Sur cet exemplaire, la tête de lion est particulièrement bien visible.

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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