Roman AE of Aureolus NGC (AD268) Issued in the name of Postumus(VF)

AUREOLUS(POST)(ANT)NGC
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  • Roman AE of Aureolus NGC (AD268) Issued in the name of Postumus(VF)
  • Roman AE of Aureolus NGC (AD268) Issued in the name of Postumus(VF)
Roman AE of Aureolus NGC (AD268) Issued in the name of Postumus(VF)

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  • Order Code: AUREOLUS(POST)(ANT)NGC
  • Grade/Condition: (VF) Very Fine
  • Weight/Dimensions: 45.8 g | 3.4 x 2.4 x 0.4
  • Metal: Billon
  • Obverse: Portrait of the Emperor
  • Reverse: Various reverses feature mythological and military themes
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One of the notorious ”Thirty Tyrants,“ Aureolus was an able and efficient general, commanding armies under Gallienus. He attempted to usurp his benefactor in 268, allying himself with the great Postumus. He was captured in Milan by Claudius II Gothicus, however, and put to death by the Praetorian Guard.