Postumus Completed Set

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  1. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Hello everyone! Recently I received my latest Postumus and I think this about completes a Postumus denomination set...at least within my budget.

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    Gallic Empire, Postumus, AD 260-269
    Billon Antoninianus, 1.5g, 20mm, 7h; Uncertain Gallic mint.
    Obv.: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG; Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
    Rev.: PROVIDENTIA AVG; Providentia standing left, holding globe and scepter.

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    Postumus, Gallic Empire, AD 260-269
    Antoninianus, 22mm, 3.0g, 6h; Trier mint, AD 260-261.
    Obv.: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG; Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
    Rev.: VICT-ORIA AVG; Victory advancing left, holding palm in left hand and wreath in right hand; captive at feet.

    I chose both of these coins because looking across these coins they appear to come in a variety of compositions and colors ranging from dark bronze to a bright silver color. I want a dark bronze.

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    Postumus, Gallic Empire, AD 260-269.
    Æ dupondius, 23mm, 7.4g, 12h; Lugdunum mint.
    Obv.: IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG; Radiate draped cuirassed bust right.
    Rev.: LAETITIA; Galley sailing right.

    This is my new coin. I only casually researched the dupondi (?) of Postumus and largely they all looked pretty rough. I'm very pleased with it.

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    Postumus, AD 260-269
    Ӕ Sestertius, 31x29mm, 19.2g, 12h; Lugdunum mint, AD 261
    Obv.: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
    Rev.: VIRTVS AVG, Mars standing right holding spear and leaning on shield.

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    Postumus, AD 260-269
    AE “Double" Sestertius, 33mm, 24.9g, 12h; Colonia Agrippinensis or Treveri mint.
    Obv.: IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
    Rev.: LAETITIA AVG (AVG in exergue); Galley left, four rowers and steersman

    Am I missing anything?

    Also feel free to show your denomination sets or coins of Postumus or the Gallic Empire.
     
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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Great set you got. Actually like the bronzes the most.
     
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  4. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I have never been sure of the status of the 'dupondii'. Many seem barbarous enough that I wonder if they were copies of the double sestertii but circulated at a value unknown to me.

    My offering is either a double sestertius of Postumus or a sestertius of Antoninus Pius that grew into a higher value through restriking.
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    There are denarii and gold coins but I'll never have either,
    https://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=21308
    https://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=325026
     
  5. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Denari and gold issues are a bit outside my budget!
     
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  6. old49er

    old49er Well-Known Member

    Nice job, here's a Providentia reverse. I've always thought Postumus portraits were very well done on these coins. :) Antoninien ancientcoin obv-horz.jpg
     
  7. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Fun little set!!!

    I only have antoniniani of the man. Here's one I received as a Secret Saturnalia gift! It's nice and shiny!

    Postumus PROVIDENTIA AVG.jpg
    Postumus, AD 260-269.
    Roman AR Antoninianus; 2.39 g, 19.4 mm, 12 h.
    Cologne, AD 265-268.
    Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
    Rev: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left, holding globe and hasta pura.
    Refs: RIC 80; Cohen 295; DeWitte 247; RCV 10977; Hunter 75.
     
  8. Valentinian

    Valentinian Supporter! Supporter

    Are you saying this is not in your budget?

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  9. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Haha not sure if you mean the coin or the book!
     
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  10. Alegandron

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

    great job @Jwt708 ! Fun to complete those types of collections!

    I have only one Postumus:

    RI Postumus 259-268 CE Antoninianus Cologne Providentia.jpg
    RI Postumus 259-268 CE Antoninianus Cologne Oriens
     
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  11. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    You pasted the wrong attribution-- it's ORIENS :).
     
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  12. Alegandron

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

    Thank you. Unfortunately, I have my database at my home and my office. Sometimes they do not get updated. Thanks for the catch!
     
  13. ominus1

    ominus1 Supporter! Supporter

    ..that's one more than i have so far....
     
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  14. spenser

    spenser Active Member

     
  15. spenser

    spenser Active Member

    What a beautiful set! You should feel proud of yourself!:D
     
  16. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Basileus Megalos

    Here's mine - a shiny one depicting Serapis on the reverse...SERAPI COMITI AVG...

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  17. Clay Bowen

    Clay Bowen HaveYouSeenTheWizard?

    I find it humorous that you're collecting his coins "posthumously" ... :)
     
  18. TJC

    TJC Well-Known Member

    Great Postumus set!!! They are all very nice! The galley double sestertius is awesome!!! Congrats on a great set!! A barbaric Postumus would look great with that set. Not that its needed...just saying.;)

    Here is a Postumus ant.
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    Postumus. Gallic Emperor, A.D. 260-269. AR antoninianus ( mm, ).
    Treveri mint, Struck A.D. 261.
    O: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
    Rx: MONETA AVG, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.
    RIC 75; RSC 199a.
     
  19. randygeki

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  20. Julius Germanicus

    Julius Germanicus Well-Known Member

    My only Postumus right now:

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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.
    29,84 mm / 14,42 gr
    RIC 107, C 249, Elmer 207, Bastien 61, Sear 11089
     
  21. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Although some of them are really crude (not sayin' aurei are :D), Postumus coins are fun to collect. Nice set you got there

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    Postumus, Antoninianus
    IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, radiate and draped bust right
    VICTORIA AVG, Victoria advancing left, captive at her feet
    3.65 gr
    Ref : Cohen # 377,


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    Postumus, Antoninianus
    IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, radiate and draped bust right
    SERAPI COMITI AVG, Serapis standing left, raising right hand and holding spear
    4.3 gr
    Ref : RCV # 10992, Cohen # 360


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    Postumus, Double sestertius
    Double sestertius struck in Cologne, AD 261
    IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG, Radiate bust of Postumus right
    LAETITIA AVG, Galley travelling left
    18.12 gr
    Ref : Cohen #177, RCV #11049

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