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E-auction 86-43746 - POSTUMUS Antoninien

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Estimate : 65 €
Price : 9 €
Maximum bid : 10 €
End of the sale : 08 December 2014 15:25:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 260-261
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,77 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire idéalement centré au droit. Très beau portrait. Flan piqué au revers. 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 Caesar Postumus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Postume pieux heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : P M TR P CO-S II P P.
Reverse description : Postume ou Virtus (la Virilité) casqué, vêtu militairement, debout à gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite et une haste de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Consul iterum Pater Patriae”, (Grand Pontife détenteur de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la deuxième fois père de la patrie).


Exemplaire de poids excessivement lourd. Les exemplaires de poids lourd sont en fait beaucoup plus rares que ne le laissent paraître les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


(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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