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brm_619761 - POSTUMUS Antoninien

POSTUMUS Antoninien AU
200.00 €(Approx. 214.00$ | 168.00£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 266
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 100 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,27 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré des deux côtés. Très joli revers ainsi qu’un buste agréable. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


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 : DIANAE LV-CI-FERAE.
Reverse description : Diane couronnée, marchant à droite, sans le carquois sur l'épaule, portant des deux mains une torche allumée.
Reverse translation : “Dianae Luciferæ”, (À Diane qui apporte la lumière).


Rubans de type 3.

Historical background



Postume seizes the purple by eliminating Salonin, son of Gallien, of whom he had custody. He reigns over Gaul, Brittany and Spain. Did Postume toy with the idea of conquering the Roman Empire? Gallien, twice, will try to reconquer the "pars occidentalis" of the Empire, without success. Postume will remain in power for nine years, before perishing assassinated for having refused the sack of Mainz, a city which supported Lélien.

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