The Gallic Empire (260 - 274 AD)

The military crises were so severe to central government that it was possible for Postumus, the commander of the Rhine legions, to rebel and keep imperial forces in check for almost a decade. He ruled Gaul, Spain and Britain successfully until 268 when his troops assassinated him near Mainz in Germany. His successors, Victorinus, Tetricus I and Tetricus II, were less able men and in 274 the emperor Aurelian re-absorbed the rebel provinces and restored central control to the whole Empire. James R. Wadman B.A., M.A. [History and Archaeology] for TimeLine Originals

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Claudius II CoinsClaudius II (268 - 270 AD)
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Example of a Gallic Empire coin we have sold recently:

Postumus 013675

Postumus 'Felicitas' Antoninianus
Silver, 2.84 grams, 23.03 mm. Lyons. 259-268 AD. Obverse: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: FELICITAS AVG, Felicitas, standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae. RIC V-II Lyons 58; Sear (1988) 3108. Extremely fine with a softer reverse, with original lustre.

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Postumus 013675


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