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brm_634747 - POSTUMUS Antoninien

POSTUMUS Antoninien AU/VF
60.00 €(Approx. 69.60$ | 50.40£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 260-261
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 200 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,66 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Très joli buste. Traces de circulation plus importantes au revers. 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 : SALVS PROVINCIARVM.
Reverse description : Divinité fluviale cornue, nue jusqu’à la ceinture (le Rhin), couchée à gauche, appuyée sur un rocher, tenant un sceptre ou un roseau de la main gauche ; devant, une proue de galère.
Reverse translation : “Salus Provinciarum”, (La Santé des provinces).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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