Sestertius of Gallic Empire with bust of Postumus

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 260


Mint: Gallic Empire, Lugdunum

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 19.60 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1998.538

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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