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Gallic Empire, Postumus, Summer 260 - Spring 269 A.D.
In 267 A.D., Aureolus, who was charged with defending Italy, defeated Victorinus, the emperor in Gaul, and was proclaimed emperor by his troops. Aureolus then marched into Italy. In 268 A.D., Gallienus besieged Aureolus at Mediolanum (Milan). It ended in disaster for both men. Gallienus was killed by his own officers and Aureolus was murdered in turn by the Praetorian guard.
RB64674. Billon antoninianus
, RSC IV
331a, RIC V-2
325, Hunter IV
143, Schulzki AGK
2444, SRCV III
10983, VF, uneven toning
, irregular flan
with edge splits, Colonia
, Germany) mint, weight
3.318g, maximum diameter
20.5mm, die axis
, c. 266 - 267 A.D.; obverse IMP C
POSTVMVS P F AVG
, draped, and cuirassed bust
right from the front; reverse SAECVLI FELICITAS
(era of good
standing right, bare-headed, wearing military attire, transverse
spear in right hand, globe in extended left hand; $31.00
Catalog current as of Monday, May 20, 2019.
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