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Sestertius of Gallic Empire with bust of Postumus

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Postumus to right. IMPCMCASSLATPOSTVM [VSPFAV] G Reverse: Hercules stands right, left hand on club, wrapped in lion's skin resting on rock. [HERCV] LIMAGVSANO

Provenance

By 1964: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam Street, London, W.C. 2; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., December 9, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 260

Mint

Lugdunum, Gallic Empire

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 19.26 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.2147

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins