ROMAN EMPIRE POSTUMUS 18KT GOLD BEZEL PIRATE GOLD COINS JEWELRY NECKLACE PENDANT
Roman Empire AR antoninianus "Postumus" struck 262/265AD, Cologne mint, mounted in 18kt Gold Bezel and Bail. 4.76gm total. IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, Rdiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MONETA AVG Moneta standing left holding scales and cornucopiae. Well-detailed obverse (XF), weaker reverse (F), slightly porous and lightly toned.
Marcus Cassianius Latinius Postumus was a Roman commander of Batavian origin who ruled as Emperor in the West. The Roman army in Gaul threw off its allegiance to Gallienus around the year 260, and Postumus assumed the title and powers of Emperor in the provinces of Gaul, Germania, Britannia and Hispania, thereby founding what scholars have dubbed the Gallic Empire. He ruled for the better part of ten years before he was murdered by his own troops.