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E-auction 299-218134 - POSTUMUS Double sesterce

POSTUMUS Double sesterce VF
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Estimate : 115 €
Price : 46 €
Maximum bid : 50 €
End of the sale : 07 January 2019 14:09:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Double sesterce
Date: 264-265
Mint name / Town : Atelier II
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,59 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court. Patine vert foncé avec des concrétions terre. Revers décentré
Catalogue references :
RCV.- - C.74 - E.233 - B.- - RIC.123 - MRK.- - EG.
Predigree :
Selon le classement de Daniel Gricourt et Dominique Hollard, exemplaire de la deuxième phase, 2e temps, graveur H


Obverse legend : [IMP C M CASS] LAT POSTVMVS 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 Augustus", (L’empereur césar Marcus Cassius Latinius Postume auguste).


Reverse legend : [FIDES MILITVM].
Reverse description : Fides (la Fidélité) debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant une enseigne militaire dans chaque main.
Reverse translation : “Fides Militum”, (La Fidélité des soldats).


Flan réduit et portrait particulièrement proche du coin D168 du classement de Daniel Gricourt, notamment dans la forme du nez , le traitement du cou et l’oeil.

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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