Postumus 266AD Authentic Ancient Roman Coin Galley Ship i36684
Item: i36684 Authentic Ancient Coin of. Postumus – Roman Emperor: 260-268 A. Bronze Antoninianus 22mm (3.62 grams) Lugdunum mint 266-267 A. Reference: RIC 73; Sear’88 #3114; RSC 167, Sear5 10958. IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right LAETITIA AVG, galley left with four rowers & pilot. Galleys dominated naval warfare in the Mediterranean from the 8th century BC until development of advanced sailing warships in the 17th century. Galleys fought in the wars of Assyria , ancient Phoenicia , Greece , Carthage and Rome until the 4th century AD. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire galleys formed the mainstay of the Byzantine navy and other navies of successors of the Roman Empire, as well as new Muslim navies. Medieval Mediterranean states, notably the Italian maritime republics, including Venice , Pisa , Genoa and the Ottoman Empire relied on them as the primary warships of their fleets until the 17th century, when they were gradually replaced by sailing warships. Galleys continued to be applied in minor roles in the Mediterranean and the Baltic Sea even after the introduction of steam propelled ships in the early 19th century. The galley engagements at Actium and Lepanto are among the greatest naval battles in history. Marcus Cassianius Latinius Postumus was a Roman emperor of Batavian origin. He usurped power from Gallienus in 260 and formed the so called Gallic Empire. He was recognized in Gaul, Germania, Britannia and Iberia until his murder in 268. The item “Postumus 266AD Authentic Ancient Roman Coin Galley Ship i36684″ is in sale since Friday, January 17, 2014. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “highrating_lowprice” and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.