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Offline Minimax88

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Postumus (260-269), AR antoninianus, Cologne mint, Sear 10962
« on: September 07, 2017, 08:39:58 PM »
Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and
cuirassed bust right

Rev: MONETA AVG, Moneta standing left, holding scales
and cornucopiae

3.4g
21-22 mm

RIC 315; Sear 10962


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Re: Postumus (260-269), AR antoninianus, Cologne mint, Sear 10962
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 03:26:47 PM »
Very pretty, with so much detail. Moneta on a coin is an extra attraction for coin collectors. I like the technical aspect of the pressure lines from the lettering to the pearl circle. The picture really does it justice.

Peter
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Re: Postumus (260-269), AR antoninianus, Cologne mint, Sear 10962
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2017, 08:48:24 PM »
unfortunettlly bad condition.
wish me luck

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Re: Postumus (260-269), AR antoninianus, Cologne mint, Sear 10962
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2017, 11:13:24 AM »
The first place where wear is visible is the highest point. On the portrait side, that is the ear. It shows full details. The second highest point is the fibula. It is sharp also, so there is little or no wear. There are weak points on the reverse, notably the head and the scales. However, the O of MONETA is sharper than the scales and the T and A of MONETA are sharper than the head. If the weakness had been due to wear, the letters would have worn together with the image, so the weakness is not wear, but due to a weak strike. Because only wear and damage counts, the coin is in top grade.

The edge is not fully round. The reason is that the coin, when struck, was too heavy, so it was filed to an appropriate weight. Look at the edge opposite AV of AVG. You can see how it was filed at the mint.

Peter
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Re: Postumus (260-269), AR antoninianus, Cologne mint, Sear 10962
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2017, 10:14:23 PM »
Thank you Peter for this explanation. Coin is really pretty and interesting for me especially because it is from this gallic secessionist emperor.