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E-auction 502-412975 - brm_523776 - POSTUMUS Antoninien

POSTUMUS Antoninien AU/VF
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 170 €
Maximum bid : 337 €
End of the sale : 28 November 2022 14:10:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 266
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 100 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,60 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Très beau buste de Postume. Traces de circulation plus importantes au revers mais il reste agréable et parfaitement lisible. Patine grise
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 : VIRTV-S - AVG.
Reverse description : Postume debout à droite, tête nue, vêtu militairement, tenant une haste transversale de la main droite et un bouclier de la main gauche ; à ses pieds, un captif.
Reverse translation : “Virtus Augustus”, (La Virilité de l'auguste).

Historical background


POSTUME

(06-07/260-06/269)

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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