Fine Style Postumus Sestertius

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  1. Julius Germanicus

    Julius Germanicus Well-Known Member

    On September 16, 2016 Paul Francis Jacquier´s auction 41 offered a stunning 450 high quality coins of Postumus, Laelianus, Marius, and the Tetrici from the Michel Thys collection - the largest collection of coins of the Gallic Empire ever offered.

    I think the portrait style of this Sestertius is hard to beat for bronzes of that troubled period.

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    IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Postumus right
    P M TR P COS II PP - Postumus, helmeted and in military attire, standing left, holding globe and resting on spear
    Sestertius, Colonia Agrippina 261 a.D.
    29 mm / 14,41 gr
    RIC 107, C 249, Elmer 207, Bastien 61
    ex Auction Jacquier 12 (1990), lot 341; from the Michel Thys collection

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    Please show your Postumus bronzes!
     
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  3. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    Absolutely gorgeous. I love the portrait.
     
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  4. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter in hoc signo vinces

    I wish I had one but I don't. I might go for one of those double sestertii that he issued, if I can find one. Or maybe one of these aureii, lol...

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  5. Theodosius

    Theodosius Unrepentant Fine Style Freak! Supporter

    Wow that is nice!
     
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  6. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Awesome coin, congrats!!!

    Here's mine, which I also bought (many years ago) for the portrait:
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  7. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Ditto, Great coin overall.
     
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    ancient coin hunter in hoc signo vinces

  9. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Great Postumus Sestertius, Julius !

    Here's my poor As:

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  10. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    Great Portrait!
     
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  11. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Correct! I should have said.
     
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  12. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    What a winner!
     
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  13. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Excellent coin
     
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  14. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Very nice Sestertius @Julius Germanicus ! Congrats on that snare!

    I only have this AR of Postumus... No AE...

    RI Postumus 259-268 CE Antoninianus Cologne Providentia.jpg
    RI Postumus 259-268 CE Antoninianus Cologne Providentia

    Since you mentioned Laelianus, Marius... I am looking for the elusive Laelianus, but do have a Marius:

    RI Marius 269 Gallic Usurper BI Ant CONCORD MILIT Clasped Hands.jpg
    RI Marius 269 Gallic Usurper BI Ant CONCORD MILIT Clasped Hands
     
  15. alde

    alde Always Learning Supporter

    That's a really nice looking AE, especially for the period. Nice style.
     
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  16. TJC

    TJC Well-Known Member

    Very nice OP Postumus!!! Fantastic eye appeal!! The die polishing lines (I think that is what I am seeing) really set off the portrait.
     
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  17. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Terrific portrait! That Jacquier auction really had some fabulous coins.

    The style of my ‘Atelier II’ double sestertius looks downright crude in comparison.

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  18. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    My best Postumus portrait:
    Postumus 4.jpg
     
  19. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter in hoc signo vinces

    Here's my ant, Serapis on the reverse. Portrait I consider pretty good. Plus it's nice and shiny.

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  20. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    WINNER! What a great portrait on the OP coin!
     
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  21. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter** Supporter

    That is a very appealing sestertius of Postumus with a fine style portrait. Very nice!
    congratulations on the acquisition.

    I remember the Jacquier catalog - there were some impressive bronzes in that sale.

    My own bronze pf Postumus is more mundane, but it has my favorite color (green) and what I consider to be a finely-styled portrait (better in hand than in the picture).

    Fides Militum - the Loyalty of the Legions:

    Postumus Sestertius-Fides-Obv - 1.jpg Postumus Sestertius-Fides-Rev - 1.jpg
     
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