Ancient Roman Empire Coin POSTUMUS on Obverse and Reverse Silvered Antoninianus

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller timelessthing (3,708) 99.4%, Location: Miami, Florida, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 192096532273 . style="text-decoration:none" href="" target="blank">. href="" target="blank">timelessthing Store . href="" target="blank"> Ancient coinRoman Empire POSTUMUS Roman Emperor: 260-269AD Silver Antoninianus Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG Radiate bust of Postumus right Rev: SAECVLI FELICITAS Emperor standing right holding spear and globe 23.00 mm PRIVATE ANCIENT COINS COLLECTION SOUTH FLORIDA ESTATE SALE ( Please, check out other ancient coins we have available for sale. We are offering 1000+ ancient coins collection) ALL COINS ARE GENUINE LIFETIME GUARANTEE AND PROFESSIONALLY ATTRIBUTEDThe attribution label is printed on archival museum quality paper An interesting silvered coin of Postumus,- Western Emperor Usurper. Bust of Postumus on obverse and Postumus holding spear and globe on reverse. This coin comes with a free display case, easel and attribution label attached. The attribution label is printed on archival museum quality paper. A great way to display an ancient coins collection! You are welcome to ask any questions prior buying or bidding. We can ship it anywhere within continental U.S. for a flat rate of 6.50$. It includes shipping, delivery confirmation and packaging material. Limited Time Offer: FREE SHIPPING (only within the continental U.S.) The residents of HI/AK/U.S. Territories and International bidders/buyers must contact us for the shipping quote before bidding/buying POSTUMUS Marcus Cassianius Latinius Postumus probably was a Gaul (from the tribe of the Batavians), though his age and birthplace are unknown. When emperor Valerian was captured by the Persians, leaving his son Gallienus to struggle on alone, his time had come. As governor Ingenuus and then Regalianus staged unsuccessful revolts in Pannonia, this took the emperor to the Danube, leaving Postumus, who was governor of Upper and Lower Germany, in charge at the Rhine. Although the imperial heir Saloninus and the praetorian prefect Silvanus stayed behind on the Rhine at Colonia Agrippina (Cologne), to keep the young heir away from the danger of the Danubian revolts and perhaps also to keep an eye on Postumus. Postumus' confidence grew as he successfully dealt with German raiding parties and it wasn't long before he fell out with Silvanus. With emperor Gallienus still occupied with the Danubian revolt, Postumus moved on Colonia Agrippina and forced its surrender. The prefect Silvanus and Saloninus, by now declared Augustus in a vain effort to intimidate Postumus, were put to death. Postumus now declared himself emperor and was recognized not only by his own German troops but so too by those of Gaul, Spain and Britain - even the province of Raetia sided with him. The new emperor set up a new Roman state, completely independent from Rome, with its own senate, two annually elected consuls and its own praetorian guard based at their capital of Augusta Trevivorum (Trier). Postumus himself should hold the office of consul five times. However confident, Postumus realized he needed to tread carefully in his relations with Rome itself. He vowed not to spill any Roman blood and that would not lay claim to any other territory of the Roman empire. Postumus declared his sole intention was to protect Gaul - the very task emperor Gallienus had originally given him. He did in fact in AD 261, as though to prove that point, drive back the Franks and Alemanni who had crossed the Rhine. In AD 263 however, the Agri Decumates, the lands beyond the upper reaches of the Rhine and Danube were abandoned to the barbarians. Gallienus though could hardly let such a great part of his empire break away unchallenged. In AD 263 he forced his way across the Alps and drove deep into Gaul. For some time Postumus managed to avoid a pitched battle, but alas he was defeated twice and retired into a fortified town determined to hold out. There a stroke of luck for Postumus saw to it that Gallienus, whilst besieging the town, was hit by an arrow in the back. Severely wounded the emperor had to break off the campaign, leaving Postumus the undisputed ruler of his Gallic empire. In AD 268 in a surprise move, general Aureolus based in Mediolanum (Milan) openly changed sides to Postumus, while Gallienus was on the Danube. Postumus own attitude toward this sudden turn of events is not known. In any case he failed to support Aureolus in any way, one the general was besieged by Gallienus at Mediolanum. This failure to seize the opportunity offered by Aureolus may well have lost Postumus some support among his followers. Within the following year (AD 269), possibly due to dissatisfaction about Aureolus' rebellion, Postumus needed to deal with a rebel on his own side who rose up against him on the Rhine. This rebel was Laelianus, one of Postumus' most senior military leaders, who was hailed emperor at Moguntiacum (Mainz) by the local garrison as well as by other troops of the area. Postumus was close by, at Augusta Trevivorum, and acted immediately. Moguntiacum was besieged and taken. Laelianus was put to death. Then however he lost control of his own troops. After taking Moguntiacum they sought to sack it. But the city being one of his own territory, Postumus would not allow it. Enraged and out of control, the troops turned on their own emperor and killed him. 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