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Sestertius of Gallic Empire with bust of Postumus

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Postumus right. IMPCMCASSLA[TPOSTVMVS?] AVG Reverse: Galley with four rowers. LAETITIA below: AVG

Provenance

Ex Sotheby 1898, lot 160; by date unknown: H. P. Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London (auction 2 of the H. P. Hall Collection, November 20, lot 1936, partial); probably by late 1950: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 260

Mint

Lugdunum, Gallic Empire

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 19.03 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number

1998.507

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins