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E-auction 343-257448 - POSTUMUS Double sesterce

POSTUMUS Double sesterce VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 17 €
Maximum bid : 56 €
End of the sale : 11 November 2019 14:17:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Double sesterce
Date: 266-267
Mint name / Town : Atelier II
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 7,16 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Petit flan avec un buste massif de Postume. usure régulière. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :
RCV.- - C.- - E.- - B.280 var. - RIC.- - MRK.-


Obverse legend : [IMP C M CASS LAT POST]VMVS 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 et heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : VIC-TO-RIA AVG.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) drapée marchant à gauche, brandissant une couronne de la main droite et tenant une palme de la main gauche ; devant elle, à ses pieds, un captif, les mains liées dans le dos.
Reverse translation : "Victoria Augusti", (La Victoire de l'auguste).

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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