Postumus

CE 260-269

antoninianus, 20 x 22 mm, 3.0 gm

struck CE 263 in Cologne

Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right

Rev: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left, leaning on a column, holding a scepter in her right hand and a cornucopiae in her left; at her feet to left, globe

Ref: RIC V 81, Cologne; AGK (corr.) 70. Cunetio -. Elmer 334. Gilljam -. Very rare

 

"This type is very rare. The fact that it is not listed in Hans Gilljam’s Seltene Antoniniani des Postumus indicates that specimens were not in any of the hoards he examined (i.e. Cunetio, Douvres, Etaples, Evreux and those in CHRB II, containing in total no less than 33,332 antoniniani of Postumus."

 

-notes from a similar coin sold by Obolos/Nomos