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The Braithwell Hoard (South Yorkshire, England)
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The Gallic Empire, Postumus (A.D. 260-269)
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BR373 - The Gallic Empire,  Postumus (A.D. 260-269), AE Antoninianus, 2.18g., Irregular issue, radiate draped bust of Postumus right, IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, rev., rev., Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and sceptre, PAX AVG, V * in the field, (RIC -; Braithwell Report #197 (this coin)), almost very fine, unusual style. $65 SOLD

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BR5 - The Gallic Empire, Aureolus, striking in the name of Postumus (A.D. 267?-268), AE Antoninianus, 3.43g., Mediolanum mint (Milan, Italy), first officina, radiate draped bust of Postumus right, IMP POSTVMVS AVG, rev., FIDES EQVIT, Fides seated left holding patera and standard, officinal in exergue, (RIC 376; Braithwell Report #151 (this coin)), almost very fine, a reasonable example of this interesting issue. $125  SOLD

This issue has been attributed on stylistic grounds to the mint at Milan, which is understood to have been loyal to Gallienus and was not part of Postumus's separatist empire. In attempting to explain this anomaly, Alföldi suggested the idea that the local military commander Aureolus switched allegiances and threw in his lot with Postumus and began to strike coins at Milan in his new master’s name. Despite his control of Northern Italy and the great city of Milan, Aureolus was a cautious rebel and seems to have been reluctant enough not to strike coins in his own name