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Auction 15  21 May 2022
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Lot 56
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ROMAN EMPIRE. Postumus, 260-269. Antoninianus 268, Cologne. Obv. POSTVMVS AVG. Radiate bust of Postumus to left, holding a club over his right shoulder, and with a lion's skin on his left shoulder and strap across his heroically bare chest. Rev. PAX AVG. Pax standing left, holding a branch in her right hand and a scepter in her left. Elmer 564; Cunetio 2446; RIC 319. BI. 3.92 g. AU
Ex. Gallic Empire collection, Nomos Auction Obolos 1, 8 February 2015, lot 451.
Hans Gilljam lists only 8 examples of the Pax type in his study "Seltene Antoniniani des Postumus", which surveyed the contents of five major French and British hoards that contained a total of more than 33,300 pieces. As a measure of its importance, no less than seven came from the Cunetio treasure.
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