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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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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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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

000_2627.JPG000_2622.JPG000_2621.JPG000_2617.JPG000_2614.JPG000_2608.JPG000_2603.JPG000_2601.JPG000_2600.JPG000_2599.JPG000_2598.JPGPostumus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 260-269, struck at Trier AD 266, RIC V, 86? and/or 326?, RSC 336; Van Meter 60, 3.0 gms, Obverse: radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Postumus facing right, IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Reverse: Aesculapius standing facing, his head turned left, holding a serpent-entwined staff, a globe at his feet, SALVS AVG, lustrous coin with attractive very light black toning, a wonderful and sharp portrait of Postumus, a little more hirsute than usual it seems to me, very detailed reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a beautiful coin with lovely toning and sharp detail, well centered and struck, a scarce type for Postumus,  Asking price: $155 includes priority shipping and insurance000_2596.JPG

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Postumus Antoninianus

000_1099.JPG000_1097.JPG000_1095.JPG000_1094.JPG000_1062.JPG000_1118.JPG000_1117.JPG000_1116.JPG000_1115.JPG000_1105.JPG000_1104.JPG000_1101.JPG000_1100.JPG000_1059.JPG000_1056.JPG000_1119.JPG000_1110.JPG000_1109.JPG000_1107.JPG000_1106.JPGPostumus Antoninianus, Emperor of the Gallic Secessionist Empire AD 259-268, struck at Cologne AD 268, RIC V, Part II, 287; RSC 31a; Van Meter 5, 3.73 gms, Obverse: radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Postumus facing right, IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Reverse: Victory standing right, holding a branch, COS IIII, the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased this coin grades it EF and remarks of it: “Dark brown toning.” The toning is very lovely, and is even throughout the coin. Postumus’s portrait is very detailed, Victory on the reverse is detailed, and the legends on both sides are full and clear. This coin was the hardest coin I’ve photographed! It is so much better in hand than the photographs show. While this is typically the case with all my coins, my photography, I think, captures my coins very, very accurately in all respects. THIS coin, however, was a trial! A beautiful coin indeed, and with an exceptional portrait, Asking price: $115 includes priority shipping and insurance000_1073.JPG

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Postumus Antoninianus

000_9952.JPG000_9951.JPG000_9950.JPG000_9948.JPG000_9947.JPG000_9946.JPG000_9945.JPG000_9944.JPG000_9943.JPG000_9942.JPG000_9940.JPG000_9939.JPG000_9938.JPG000_9937.JPG000_9936.JPGPostumus Antoninianus, Emperor of the Gallic Secessionist Empire AD 260-269, RIC V, 309; RSC 159; Van Meter 26, struck at Trier?, Cologne?, 20.43 mm, 2.9 gms, Obverse: radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Postumus facing right, IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Reverse: Jupiter standing half-left, his head turned right, his right hand holding a long scepter, his left arm cradling a thunderbolt, IOVI STATORI, very lustrous coin with attractive light toning, great detailed portrait of Postumus, very detailed Jupiter on the reverse, full and crisply clear legends on both sides of the coin, a lovely example of Postumus’s coinage, well struck and centered, Asking price: $185 includes priority shipping and insurance000_9935.JPG

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Postumus Antoninianus

000_9894.JPG000_9893.JPG000_9892.JPG000_9891.JPG000_9890.JPG000_9889.JPG000_9888.JPG000_9886.JPG000_9885.JPG000_9884.JPG000_9882.JPG000_9881.JPG000_9880.JPG000_9879.JPG000_9877.JPGPostumus Antoninianus, de facto Emperor AD 260-269 of the so-called Gallic Secessionist State (always liked the alliterative ring of that!) of Gaul, Britain, and Spain, RIC IV, 64, RSC 91, Van Meter 17, struck at Trier?, Cologne?, Lugdunum?,  22.73 mm, 3.3 gms, Obverse: radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Postumus facing right, IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Reverse: Hercules standing facing (half-right), his head right, holding a bow in his left hand, his right hand balancing his club on the ground, his lion’s skin draped over his left arm, HERC DEVSONIENSI, very lustrous coin with exquisite golden toning, fantastic detailed portrait of Postumus, detailed Hercules with his trademark accouterments on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides of the coin, a lovely coin with great detail and toning, and that indulges Postumus’s identification with Hercules, Asking price: $195 includes priority shipping and insurance000_9876.JPG

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Postumus Antoninianus

000_9450.JPG000_9448.JPG000_9447.JPG000_9446.JPG000_9445.JPG000_9444.JPG000_9443.JPG000_9442.JPG000_9440.JPG000_9438.JPG000_9437.JPG000_9435.JPG000_9434.JPG000_9433.JPGPostumus Antoninianus, de facto ruler (Emperor) of Gaul, Britain, and Spain AD 260-269, RIC V, Part II, 67; RSC 101; Van Meter 19; struck at Trier?, Cologne?, 21 mm, 3.1 gms, Obverse: radiate and draped bust of Postumus facing right, IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Reverse: Hercules standing half-left, holding a branch in his right hand, and his club and lionskin in his left arm, HERC PACIFERO, lustrous coin attractively toned (I wouldn’t term this silvering per se, but silvery and lustrous with lovely toning), fantastic and sharp portrait of Postumus with the invariable and lovable Santa Claus imp-like touch of a smile on his mouth and face, very detailed reverse with a superb Hercules with his accouterments, full and clear legends on both sides of the coin, graded EF/EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased the coin. This more-than-a-mere-usurper and emperor of the Gallic Secessionist State served a very vital role in defending the Western regions of the empire during the turmoil of the mid third century, a beautiful coin that is well struck and centered, and celebrates and indulges Postumus’s fascination with Hercules,  Asking price: $275 includes priority shipping and insurance000_9432.JPG

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Postumus Antoninianus

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