POSTUMUS AE radiate double sestertius. Fides standing, holding standards. 'Failed' overstrike on a Philip I LIBERALITAS type. Undertype clearer than overtype!

Ancient Coins - POSTUMUS AE radiate double sestertius. Fides standing, holding standards. 'Failed' overstrike on a Philip I LIBERALITAS type. Undertype clearer than overtype!
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POSTUMUS AE radiate 'double sestertius'. Failed overstrike on a Philip I sestertius. 'Small module', radiate bust of Postumus right, visible within Philip's head. Reverse - FIDES MILITVM (last two letters legible), top of Fides' head, the left standard, and part of the right standard visible. Undertype - IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG (entirely legible), laureate head of Philip right. Reverse - LIBERALITAS AVG II (BERALIT clearly legible), Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter & cornucopia. Undertype RIC Philip 180, overtype Postumus RIC 123.
 
A very interesting type, which can almost be mistaken for an ordinary, messy Philip I sestertius at first glance. Further inspection, and the presence of a ghost head with radiate crown, reveals a surprise - the Philip I coin was overstruck by Postumus! Unusually, the 'top-type' uses a much smaller die, and the strike seems to have largely failed to take, leaving far more traces of the undertype than the top-type of Postumus.
Ancient Coins - POSTUMUS AE radiate double sestertius. Fides standing, holding standards. 'Failed' overstrike on a Philip I LIBERALITAS type. Undertype clearer than overtype!
Ancient Coins - POSTUMUS AE radiate double sestertius. Fides standing, holding standards. 'Failed' overstrike on a Philip I LIBERALITAS type. Undertype clearer than overtype!
Prezzo SKU : postumus124
US$ 225.00
  • € 192.18
  • £ 169.02
  • AUD 298.72
  • CHF 222.89
  • CAD 290.36

Quotazione: 05/24/18

Invia da: Canada