Sestertius of Gallic Empire with bust of Postumus

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 260


Mint: Gallic Empire, Lugdunum

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1998.507

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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