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Postumus

M. Cassianus Latinius Postumus
Usurper (AD 260-269)  |  De Imperatoribus Romanis entry

Postumus revolted from the Emperor Gallienus at around AD 260 in Gaul. In the revolt, Gallienus' son Saloninus was killed. The new Gallic Empire, as it has been called, seceded from the rest of the empire, and included Gaul, the Rhine, Britain and Spain. Postumus reigned successfully for almost eight years before being murdered by his soldiers


Obverse Legends on coins depicting Postumus

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Coins of Postumus currently available

Postumus
Silver antoninianus issued AD 260-265.
Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right.
Rev: MONETA AVG, Moneta standing holding scales and cornucopiae.
Very Fine-Extremely Fine   |   AUD $80.00
Postumus
Bronze double sestertius issued AD 261.
Obv: IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped bust facing right.
Rev: VIRTVS AVG, Mars or Virtus resting on spear and shield.
Nearly Very Fine   |   AUD $130.00
Postumus
Bronze double sestertius issued AD 261.
Obv: IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped bust facing right.
Rev: VICTORIA AVG, Victory advancing left with seated captive at feet, holding wreath and palm.
Nearly Very Fine   |   AUD $180.00