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Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne, Germany)

Colonia Agrippinensis established a mint under Postumous and struck for the subsequent Romano-Gallic usurpers.

Gallic Empire, Marius, May - August or September 269 A.D.

|Marius|, |Gallic| |Empire,| |Marius,| |May| |-| |August| |or| |September| |269| |A.D.||antoninianus|
A blacksmith by trade, Marius worked his way up through the ranks until he was an officer in the Gallic Empire army under Postumus. Upon Postumus' death, Marius seized power but his reign was very short, perhaps only two or three days. He was murdered by his own officers, possibly with a sword of his own manufacture.
SH35061. Billon antoninianus, Elmer 633, Schulzki AKG 1b (S), RIC V-2 6 (S), Cohen VI 8, Hunter IV 1, SRCV III 11119, VF, green patina, flow lines, tight flan, porosity, tiny edge cracks, weight 2.914 g, maximum diameter 18.1 mm, die axis 225o, Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne, Germany) mint, 2nd issue, late phase, summer 269 A.D.; obverse IMP C MARIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse CONCORD MILIT (harmony with the soldiers), clasped hands; very scarce; SOLD


Gallic Empire, Marius, May - August or September 269 A.D.

|Marius|, |Gallic| |Empire,| |Marius,| |May| |-| |August| |or| |September| |269| |A.D.||antoninianus|
A blacksmith by trade, Marius worked his way up through the ranks until he was an officer in the Gallic Empire army under Postumus. Upon Postumus' death, Marius seized power but his reign was very short, perhaps only two or three days. He was murdered by his own officers, possibly with a sword of his own manufacture.
SH65289. Billon antoninianus, Schulzki 7b, RIC V-2 17, Hunter IV 9, Cohen VI 21, Elmer 638, SRCV III 11123, VF, reverse weakly struck with worn die, weight 2.712 g, maximum diameter 19.0 mm, die axis 0o, Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne, Germany) mint, May - Aug/Sep 269 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR MARIVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder; reverse VICTORIA AVG (the victory of the Emperor), Victory walking left, wreath in right hand, palm against shoulder in left hand; from the Scott Collection; scarce; SOLD


Gallic Empire, Postumus, Summer 260 - Spring 269 A.D.

|Postumus|, |Gallic| |Empire,| |Postumus,| |Summer| |260| |-| |Spring| |269| |A.D.||double| |sestertius|
A skilled general and administrator, Postumus rebelled against Gallienus, uniting Gaul, Spain, and Britain into a Gallic-Roman Empire. Successful against the Germans, he kept his empire secure and prosperous. He was assassinated by his own troops after he refused to allow them to sack Moguntiacum (Mainz).
SH66364. Bronze double sestertius, Bastien Postume 87, RIC V-2 143 (Lugdunum), Cohen VI 177, VF, weight 13.981 g, maximum diameter 30.7 mm, die axis 0o, Colonia Agrippinensis or Treveri mint, 261 A.D.; obverse IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse LAETITIA AVG (the joy of the Emperor, AVG in exergue), galley left, four rowers and steersman; SOLD







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