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Live auction - brm_724707 - POSTUMUS Antoninien

POSTUMUS Antoninien AU/AU
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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 750 €
Maximum bid : 750 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 15:24:25
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Antoninien
Date: 266
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 100 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 4,06 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, centré des deux côtés. Très joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Buste agréable. Patine grise, légèrement tachée
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 : DIANAE REDVCI.
Reverse description : Diane marchant à droite, la tête tournée à gauche, vêtue d’un chiton court, tenant de la main gauche un arc et de la droite, un cerf debout à droite derrière elle.
Reverse translation : “Dianæ Reduci”, (À Diane qui revient).

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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