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brm_665622 - POSTUMUS Double sesterce

POSTUMUS Double sesterce VG
30.00 €(Approx. 35.10$ | 25.80£)
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Type : Double sesterce
Date: 264-265
Mint name / Town : Atelier II
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,60 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au revers. Usure importante. Présence de concrétions
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire de la collection Aymé Cornu

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C M CASS LAT 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 Marcus Cassius Latinius Postumus Pius Felix Augustus", (L’empereur césar Marcus Cassius Latinius Postume pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : LAETITIA/ -|-// AVG.
Reverse description : Galère voguant à droite avec quatre rameurs.
Reverse translation : "Lætitia Augusti", (La Joie de l'auguste).

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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