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Live auction - brm_482263 - POSTUMUS Sesterce

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Estimate : 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 05 June 2018 14:38:48
Type : Sesterce
Date: 261
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 24,28 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan très épais à l’usure superficielle. Joli buste et beau revers. Patine marron, verte dans le champ au revers
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Obverse legend : IMP C POST-VMVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, 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 legend : VIRT-VS AVG/ S|C.
Reverse description : Soldat, Mars ou Postume, casqué, vêtu militairement debout à droite, tenant une haste de la main droite et appuyé sur un bouclier de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Virtus Augusti”, (La Virilité de l’auguste).


Poids lourd.

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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