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POSTUMUS Double sesterce XF
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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 250 €
Maximum bid : 250 €
End of the sale : 05 June 2018 14:39:28
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Double sesterce
Date: 261-263
Mint name / Town : Atelier II
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 25,97 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire frappé sur un flan très large avec un beau buste de Postume. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Postume à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Marcus Cassianus Latinius Postumus Pius Felix Augustus", (L'empereur césar Marcus Cassianus Latinius Postume pieux heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : P M TR P CO-S II P P/ S|C.
Reverse description : Soldat, Mars ou Postume, casqué, vêtu militairement debout à gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite et une haste longue de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestas Consul secundus Pater Patriæ”, (Grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la deuxième fois père de la patrie).


Avec un poids lourd, nous avons néanmoins affaire à un exemplaire de l’atelier 2, de très bon style. Monnaie surfrappée sur un sesterce d’Antonin le Pieux, dont le revers n’est plus identifiable.

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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