Category Archives: The Secessionist Empires

Postumus Antoninianus

Postumus Antoninianus, Emperor (of the Gallic Secessionist State) AD 260-269, minted at Cologne? Trier?, RIC 86 and/or 326, RSC 336a, 19 mm, 3.22 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Postumus facing right, IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Aesculapius standing half-right, his head turned left, holding a serpent-entwined staff in his right hand, a globe at his foot right, SALVS AVG, this is a very lustrous coin with just the tiniest touch of attractive toning, very well struck and centered, an incredible and sharp portrait of Postumus, a sharp and detailed Aesculapius on the reverse, right down to his well-developed pecs, and full and clear legends on both sides, a very beautiful coin with, in my opinion, a quality and strike seldom seen on this issue, graded EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, and my researches tell me this is a scarce issue for Postumus, Asking price:  $345 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Postumus Antoninianus

Postumus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 260-269, RIC 73, RSC 167, struck at Trier, 21 x 24 mm, 3.1 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Postumus facing right, IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Reverse:  A galley propelled left by four oarsmen, directed (exhorted) by a pilot (hortator) to the front of them (excuse the Latin lesson), LAETITIA, AVG in exergue, a beautiful example of this issue of Postumus’s that is slightly glossy with very light chocolate brown toning, a superb and sharp portrait of Postumus with just the tiniest bit of wear at its high point, a detailed and sharp galley and devices on the reverse, and full and clear inscriptions on both sides, a scarcer coin for Postumus and very well struck not only for the issue but very much so in its own right, well centered on a large flan in a full beaded circle on both obverse and reverse, a popular type that is an exceptional example in my opinion of this issue of Postumus’s, Asking price:  $335 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Tetricus II Antoninianus

Tetricus II Antoninianus, Caesar AD 273-274, son of Tetricus I (Emperor AD 271-274), minted at Cologne, RIC 255, RSC 60, Obverse:  radiate and draped bust of Tetricus II facing right, C P E TETRICVS CAES, Reverse:  Pontifical/Sacrificial Implements, PIETAS AVGVSTOR, an attractive coin with chocolate brown toning, a nice portrait of Tetricus I and good detail on the reverse, legends as shown on the small flan, an admittedly ugly duckling coin, but good detail overall despite its shortcomings (poor thing, as the Gallic Secessionist State was a poor thing at this time), Asking price:  $30 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Tetricus I Antoninianus

Tetricus I Antoninianus, Emperor AD 271-274, minted at Cologne AD 272-273, RIC 136?, RSC 170?, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Tetricus I facing right, IMP C TETRICVS PF AVG, but because part of the obverse legend is off the flan I’m doubting this legend and have been going crazy trying to attribute this coin!  It looks as if part of one of Tetricus’s names, ESVVIVS, might be before TETRICVS as an abbreviation.  So, I’m stymied.  Reverse:  Spes walking left, holding a flower and lifting the hem of her robe, SPES PVBLICA.  This coin has attractive chocolate brown toning and a very nice portrait.  The reverse is obviously less well struck.  Asking price:  $30 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Victorinus Antoninianus

Victorinus Antoninianus, Emperor of the Gallic Secessionist Empire AD 269-271, RIC 57, RSC 90, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Victorinus facing right, IMP C VICTORINVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Pietas standing left, sprinkling incense over an altar, PIETAS AVG, an attractive coin with light chocolate brown toning, a sharp portrait of Victorinus, and an also well struck Pietas on the reverse, but much of both legends are off the small flan.  Nevertheless, this is good quality for Victorinus.  Asking price:  $37 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Postumus Antoninianus

Postumus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 260-269 of the Gallic Secessionist Empire, RIC 77, RSC 213, struck at Cologne, Obverse:  radiate and draped bust of Postumus facing right, IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, Reverse:  Sol advancing left, raising his right hand and holding his whip in his left arm, ORIENS AVG, lustrous coin with the barest touch of attractive toning, a superb and sharp portrait of Postumus, detailed and sharp Sol on the reverse, and full and clear legends on both sides, a lovely coin that is well struck and centered with nearly full if not full beaded borders on both sides, a real beauty indeed and an exceptional example of this issue of Postumus’s, Asking price:  $325 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Tetricus I Antoninianus

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Tetricus I, Emperor (of the Gallic Secessionist Empire) AD 271-274, RIC 126, RSC 154,  3.65 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Tetricus I facing right, IMP C TETRICVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Salus standing left, feeding a snake rising from an altar, SALVS AVGG, glossy coin darkly and attractively toned, a fantastic portrait of Tetricus I, superior to many I’ve seen of his coins, slightly softly struck but clear Salus on the reverse, full and clear obverse legend, full and clear reverse legend with the exception of the SA in SALVS slightly off the flan, a lovely coin with an exceptional and well struck obverse, Asking price:  $90 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Postumus Antoninianus

000_4684.jpg000_4681.jpg000_4687.jpg000_4679.jpgPostumus Antoninianus, Emperor (of the Gallic Secessionist Empire) AD 260-269, RIC 311, RSC 161a, 19 mm, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Postumus facing right, IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, Reverse:  Jupiter standing facing, his head turned right, hurling a thunderbolt with his right arm and holding a long scepter in his left hand, IOVI VICTORI, lovely coin with even medium brown toning, superb portrait of Postumus, detailed Jupiter on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides with the exception of AVG on the obverse and the TO in VICTORI partly off the flan, graded About Extremely Fine by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased the coin and who remarks of it:  “No wear, bold portrait and well struck overall.”  Asking price:  $92 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Postumus Antoninianus

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Postumus Antoninianus

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