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brm_657084 - POSTUMUS Antoninien

POSTUMUS Antoninien AU
50.00 €(Approx. 53.50$ | 42.00£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 260-261
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 200 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,58 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, centré. Très beau buste de Postume. 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 : HERC DEVSONIENSI.
Reverse description : Hercule nu, debout à droite, la léonté flottant sur l'épaule gauche, s'appuyant sur sa massue de la main droite et tenant un arc de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Herculi Deusoniensi”, (À Hercule de Deutz).

Historical background


POSTUMUS

(06-07/260-06/269)

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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