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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Secessionist Empires| > |Postumus| > RA89655
Gallic Empire, Postumus, Summer 260 - Spring 269 A.D.
In 268, Gallienus was killed by his own senior officers at Mediolanum (Milan) while besieging his rival Aureolus, one of the Thirty Tyrants. Aureolus was murdered in turn by the Praetorian guard. Postumus assumed his fifth consulship on 1 January 269, but the army in Germania Superior raised a usurper in early 269. Laelianus, one of Postumusí top military leaders and the governor of Germania Superior, was declared emperor in Mogontiacum (Mainz) by the local garrison and surrounding troops. Although Postumus was able to capture Mogontiacum and kill Laelianus within a few months, he was unable to control his own troops, who wished to put Mogontiacum to the sack. When Postumus tried to restrain them, his men turned on him and killed him.
RA89655. Billon antoninianus, Hunter IV 97, Cunetio 2453 (511 spec.), Schulzki AGK 53, RSC IV 215c, Elmer 566 (267), RIC V-2 318, SRCV III 10967, VF, nice portrait, some silvering, flow lines, tight flan, ragged edge, Colonia Agrippina (Cologne) mint, weight 3.517g, maximum diameter 19.5mm, die axis 0o, 268 A.D.; obverse IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse PAX AVG (the peace of the Emperor), Pax standing left, raising olive branch in right hand, transverse scepter in left hand, P in left field; ex Beast Coins; SOLD


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Colonia Agrippinensis