Sestertius of Gallic Empire with bust of Postumus

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 260


Mint: Gallic Empire, Lugdunum

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 19.26 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.2147

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Postumus to right.
IMPCMCASSLATPOSTVM [VSPFAV] G
Reverse: Hercules stands right, left hand on club, wrapped in lion’s skin resting on rock.
[HERCV] LIMAGVSANO

Provenance

By 1964: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam Street, London, W.C. 2; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., December 9, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour