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brm_654395 - POSTUMUS Double sesterce

POSTUMUS Double sesterce XF/VF
195.00 €(Approx. 237.90$ | 169.65£)
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Type : Double sesterce
Date: 261
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 24,56 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan épais, centré. Joli buste de Postume. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS 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 heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FIDES - M-I-LITVM.
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).

Commentary


Exemplaire surfrappé sur un sesterce d’Hadrien.

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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