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Sestertius of Gallic Empire with bust of Postumus

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Obverse: Radiate bust of Postumus to right. IMPCMCASSLATPOSTVMVSPFAVG Reverse: Galley with rowers. LAETITIA Overstruck on coin of Marcus Aurelius, whose profile appears on the reverse above the galley.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule 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: 31.5 mm. Weight: 19.60 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1998.538

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins