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E-auction 212-138563 - brm_142782 - POSTUMUS Double sesterce

POSTUMUS Double sesterce XF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 41 €
Maximum bid : 70 €
End of the sale : 08 May 2017 14:19:30
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Double sesterce
Date: 264-265
Mint name / Town : Atelier II
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 12,77 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan court. Patine gris-vert avec de nombreuses concrétions ocre. Revers décentré
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Selon le classement de Daniel Gricourt et Dominique Hollard, exemplaire de la deuxième phase, 1er temps, graveur D


Obverse legend : IMP C [M CASS LAT PO]STVMVS 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 : HERC [PAC]IFERO.
Reverse description : Hercule nu, debout à gauche, tenant une branche de laurier de la main droite et la massue sur laquelle est enroulée la léonté de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Herculi Pacifero”, (À Hercule qui apporte la paix).

Historical background



Postume seizes the purple by eliminating Salonin, son of Gallien, of whom he had custody. He reigns over Gaul, Brittany and Spain. Did Postume toy with the idea of conquering the Roman Empire? Gallien, twice, will try to reconquer the "pars occidentalis" of the Empire, without success. Postume will remain in power for nine years, before perishing assassinated for having refused the sack of Mainz, a city which supported Lélien.

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