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brm_253643 - POSTUMUS Double sesterce

POSTUMUS Double sesterce VF
165.00 €(Approx. 199.65$ | 141.90£)
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Type : Double sesterce
Date: après 266
Mint name / Town : Irregular mint
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 10,06 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier, à la titulature “barbarisée”. Joli portrait. Patine vert olive foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du trésor de Méricourt-l’Abbé, publié dans l’ouvrage “Trésors monétaires XIII”, en 1992, n°183, planche X

Obverse


Obverse legend : IM[---]AL POTVMVS AI (SIC !).
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 : PAX - [AVG].
Reverse description : Pax (la Paix) marchant à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un sceptre transversal de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pax Augusti”, (la Paix 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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