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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

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
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: MONETA AVG, Moneta standing holding scales and cornucopiae.
Very Fine-Extremely 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
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
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