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Roman Coins of the Secessionist Empires
Romano-Gallic Empire, Postumus, Summer 260 - Spring 269 A.D.

|Postumus|, |Romano-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).
RB111231. Orichalcum double sestertius, RIC V-2 106, Elmer 213, Bastien Postume 63, Cohen VI 248, SRCV III 11052, VF, mottled green patina, weak strike center, weight 20.027 g, maximum diameter 32.8 mm, die axis 180o, uncertain Gallic mint, 260 A.D.; obverse IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse P M TR P COS II P P (Pontifex Maximus, Tribunitia Potestas, Consul Secundum, Pater Patre), emperor in military attire standing left, globe in right hand, spear vertical in left, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across field; ex CGB Numismatique; $140.00 SALE PRICE $112.00


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

|Postumus|, |Romano-Gallic| |Empire,| |Postumus,| |Summer| |260| |-| |Spring| |269| |A.D.||antoninianus|NEW
The Romans believed that Fortuna after deserting the Persians and Assyrians took flight over Macedonia and saw Alexander perish as she passed into Egypt and into Syria. At last arriving on Mount Palatine, she threw aside her wings and casting away her wheel, entered Rome where she took up her abode forever.
RA113493. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-2 60, RSC IV 80, Schulzki AGK 23, Elmer 385, Cunetio 2425, Hunter IV 56, SRCV III 10941, gVF, silvering, flow lines, light deposits, weight 3.539 g, maximum diameter 19.8 mm, die axis 225o, Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne, Germany) mint, 266 A.D.; obverse IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse FORTVNA AVG (good fortune of the Emperor), Fortuna standing slightly left, head left, draped, rudder held by tiller in right hand, cornucopia in left hand; $90.00 SALE PRICE $81.00


Romano-British Empire, Carausius, Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.

|Carausius|, |Romano-British| |Empire,| |Carausius,| |Mid| |286| |-| |Spring| |or| |Early| |Summer| |293| |A.D.||antoninianus|NEW
The quantity of PAX coinage issued by Carausius probably exceeded the entire output of all his other types combined. The type was an appeal by the usurper Carausius for peace with the "official" emperors. Diocletian and Maximian did not recognize Carausius as emperor, nor did they reciprocate his desire for peace.
RA112774. Billon antoninianus, Hunter IV 131; Webb Carausius 532; RIC V-2 475; Cohen VII 194, aVF, brown tone, porosity/corrosion, obv. off center, weight 4.446 g, maximum diameter 22.6 mm, die axis 180o, unmarked mint, c. mid 292 - early summer 293; obverse IMP C CARAVSIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, long neck tetrarchic portrait type; reverse PAX AVG (the peace of the Emperor), Pax standing left, raising olive-branch in right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand, S - P across fields, exergue blank; $90.00 SALE PRICE $72.00


Romano-Gallic Empire, Victorinus, Summer to November 268 - mid 271 A.D.

|Victorinus|, |Romano-Gallic| |Empire,| |Victorinus,| |Summer| |to| |November| |268| |-| |mid| |271| |A.D.||antoninianus|
Sol Invictus ("Unconquered Sun") was the sun god of the later Roman Empire and a patron of soldiers. In 274 the Roman emperor Aurelian made it an official cult alongside the traditional Roman cults. The god was favored by emperors after Aurelian and appeared on their coins until Constantine. The last inscription referring to Sol Invictus dates to 387 and there were enough devotees in the 5th century that Augustine found it necessary to preach against them. The date 25 December was selected for Christmas to replace the popular Roman festival Dies Natalis Solis Invicti, the "Birthday of the Unconquered Sun."
RA112588. Billon antoninianus, Mairat 582, RIC V-2 114, Schulzki AGK 9b, Cohen VI 49, Elmer 683, Cunetio 2534, SRCV III 11170, Hunter IV 7, VF, edge cracks and chips, die wear, rev. off center, weight 2.543 g, maximum diameter 20.6 mm, die axis 0o, 1st officina, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, issue 3, phase 2, late 269 - mid 271 A.D.; obverse IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse INVICTVS, Sol advancing left, radiate, nude but for chlamys over shoulders and left arm, raising right hand commanding the sun to rise, whip in left, star left; from the Collection of Dr. JŁregen Buschek; $60.00 SALE PRICE $48.00


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

|Postumus|, |Romano-Gallic| |Empire,| |Postumus,| |Summer| |260| |-| |Spring| |269| |A.D.||antoninianus|NEW
Amid the chaos of an invasion by the Alamanni and Franks, and spurred on by news of the defeat and capture of Valerian, the army in Gaul revolted and proclaimed Postumus emperor. The trigger was their defeat in 260 of a Juthungian army which was returning from Italy laden with prisoners, even though they had been repulsed by Gallienus at Mediolanum. Under the command of Postumus and Marcus Simplicinius Genialis, the Roman army crushed the Juthungi, and Postumus proceeded to distribute the captured spoils to the legions he commanded. Saloninus, on the advice of his praetorian prefect Silvanus (who had coordinated Roman policy in Gaul alongside Postumus), demanded the transfer of the recovered booty to his residence at Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium (Cologne). Postumus assembled his army and made a show of reluctantly enforcing this command, thus inviting his troops to instead throw off their allegiance to Gallienus. The troops accordingly proclaimed Postumus emperor and proceeded to besiege and attack Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium, trapping Saloninus and Silvanus. After breaching the walls of the city, Postumus had Silvanus and Saloninus killed, although his supporters later claimed that it was the native Gauls who were responsible for the murders. Later he erected a triumphal arch to celebrate his victory.
RA113511. Billon antoninianus, RSC IV 243a (Lugdunum); Hunter IV 1; RIC V-2 54 (Lugdunum); Cunetio 2387; Elmer 129; Schulzki AGK 60; SRCV III 10971, VF/F, flow lines, frosty surfaces, reverse die wear, edge cracks, weight 2.496 g, maximum diameter 22.6 mm, die axis 0o, Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne, Germany) mint, 260 A.D.; obverse IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse P M TR P COS II P P (Pontifex Maximus, Tribunitia Potestas, Consul Secundum - High priest, holder of tribunitian power, consul for the 2nd time, Pater Patre), Postumus standing slightly left, wearing helmet and military attire, globe in right hand, spear vertical in left hand; $50.00 SALE PRICE $40.00


Romano-Gallic Empire, Victorinus, Summer to November 268 - mid 271 A.D.

|Victorinus|, |Romano-Gallic| |Empire,| |Victorinus,| |Summer| |to| |November| |268| |-| |mid| |271| |A.D.||antoninianus|
Pax, regarded by the ancients as a goddess, was worshiped not only at Rome but also at Athens. Her altar could not be stained with blood. Claudius began the construction of a magnificent temple to her honor, which Vespasian finished, in the Via Sacra. The attributes of Peace are the hasta pura, the olive branch, the cornucopia, and often the caduceus. Sometimes she is represented setting fire to a pile of arms.
RA113779. Billon antoninianus, Mairat 601, Cunetio hoard 2543, Chalfont hoard 1006, Zschucke 207, RIC V 118 var. (no palm), Elmer 682 var. (same), aVF, green patina, tight flan, ragged edge, light earthen deposits, weight 1.971 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 180o, Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne, Germany) mint, c. 269 A.D.; obverse IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse PAX AVG (the peace of the Emperor), Pax standing half left, raising olive branch in right hand, long scepter transverse in left hand, V in left field, star over branch in right field; $50.00 SALE PRICE $40.00











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