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Postumus

M. Cassianus Latinius Postumus

Usurper (AD 260-269)

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

Coin image 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
Coin image Postumus
Bronze antoninianus issued AD 260
Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right
Rev: SALVS PROVINCIARVM, Rhine reclining left hand on prow and holding anchor
Very Fine-Extremely Fine   |   AUD $200.00
Coin image Postumus
Silver antoninianus issued AD 260-265
Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right
Rev: HERC DEVSONIENSI, Hercules standing right resting on club and holding bow, lion skin over arm
Good Very Fine   |   AUD $120.00
Coin image Postumus
Silvered bronze antoninianus issued AD 260-265
Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right
Rev: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing naked right resting on shield and spear
About Very Fine   |   AUD $80.00
Coin image Postumus
Silver antoninianus issued AD 260-265
Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right
Rev: HERC PACIFERO, Hercules standing left holding branch and lionskin
Very Fine   |   AUD $80.00
Coin image Postumus
Silver antoninianus issued AD 260-265
Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right
Rev: HERC PACIFERO, Hercules standing left holding branch and lionskin
Fine   |   AUD $40.00
Coin image Postumus
Silver antoninianus issued AD 262-265
Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right
Rev: MONETA AVG, Moneta standing left holding scales and cornucopiae
Very Fine   |   AUD $80.00
Coin image Postumus
Silvered bronze antoninianus issued AD 263
Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right
Rev: PM TRP IIII COS III PP, Mars advancing right holding traverse spear and trophy
Nice Very Fine   |   AUD $80.00
Coin image Postumus
Silver antoninianus issued AD 265-268
Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right
Rev: SERAPI COMITI AVG, Serapis standing raising hand and holding sceptre
Good Very Fine   |   AUD $100.00
Coin image Postumus
Silvered bronze antoninianus issued AD 265-268
Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped bust facing right
Rev: FELICITAS AVG, Felicitas standing holding long caduceus and cornucopiae
Very Fine   |   AUD $75.00