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brm_641469 - POSTUMUS Antoninien

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Type : Antoninien
Date: 261
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 200 ‰
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 2,86 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, mince, centré. Joli buste. Traces de circulation plus importantes au revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du trésor de Guercheville


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 legend : LAETITIA/ -|-// AVG.
Reverse description : Galère voguant à gauche avec quatre rameurs, sept rames et un timonier tenant le gouvernail.
Reverse translation : “Lætitia Augusti”, (La Joie de l'auguste).


Poids léger. Portrait 4. Rubans de type 3. Légende ponctuée au droit.

Historical background



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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