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

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.

|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.
SH07681. Billon antoninianus, Schulzki 7b, RIC V-2 17, Hunter IV 9, Cohen VI 21, Elmer 638, SRCV III 11123, gem EF, weight 3.29 g, maximum diameter 19.5 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 and back; 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


|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.
SH21685. Billon antoninianus, Schulzki 8b (R4), RIC V-2 17 var. (bust), Cohen VI 19 var. (same), SRCV III 11123, EF, brown patina, weight 2.633 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 0o, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, May - Aug/Sep 269 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR MARIVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right; reverse VICTORIA AVG (the victory of the Emperor), Victory standing left, wreath in right hand, palm against shoulder in left hand; rare; 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.
SH96906. Billon antoninianus, Elmer 633, Schulzki AKG 1b (S), RIC V-2 6 (S), Cohen VI 8, Hunter IV 1, SRCV III 11119, Choice gVF, excellent portrait, attractive highlighting earthen deposits (perhaps not natural?), reverse legend weak, tiny edge splits, weight 3.403 g, maximum diameter 19.7 mm, die axis 180o, 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







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