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High on my wish list are coins from both Laelianus and Marius. As these are not yet in my possession, maybe you can sheer me up with some inspirational pictures of your coins?

For your information:
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=ERIC - LAELIANUS
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=ERIC - MARIUS

PS: Does anyone have these (digital?!) publications? I wonder if these provide more information than RIC?
Gilljam, H.H., Antoniniani und Aurei des Ulpius Cornelius Laelianus, Gegenkaiser des Postumus (Koln, 1982).
Gilljam, H.H., 269 LAELIANUS. Erganzungen zur materialsammlung ; verwendung seiner reversstempel unter MARIVS (Koln , 1986).

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Marius, characterized by Gibbon as a blacksmith possessing the attributes of blunt honesty and matchless strength, was emperor for only a few weeks according to the Historia Augusta, whereas since he struck a significant (though rare) quantity of coins, must have reigned for a longer period. Supposedly he was killed by a sword of his own manufacture.

Marius, AD 269. AE Antoninianus. 17Mm, 2.6g, 6h; Mainz or Trier, AD 269.

Obv.: IMP C M AVR MARIVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev.: VICTORIA AVG Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm frond. Reference: RIC 18.




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Laelianus is much more rare, and I would dare say more of his coins on the market are fake than real. 

Marius, who supposedly ruled for three days (more realistically a few months) is more plentiful.

My Marius appears to be from a Postumus die as it resembles that emperor:


Marius. Antoninianus. 269 AD. Trier. (Ric-V 2.7 Ticinum). Anv.: IMP C MARIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right. Rev.: CONCORDIA MILITVM, clasped hands. Ae. 2,75 g. Almost VF/VF. Purchased from Tauler & Fau 

I wrote about him here:



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Laelianusless, but I've got one Marius


Marius, Antoninianus - Mint #2 : Köln or Mainz
MP C M AVR MARIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
VICT - ORIA AVG, Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm
3,2 gr
Ref : RIC # 17, RCV # 11124, Cohen # 21 (20Fr), Schulzki 7a


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I have bought a few Marius coins over the last couple of years. I had the opportunity to buy a few from a hoard and also a section of a small private collection. I don't really collect the Gallic empire and have since moved most of them on.



RIC 10


RIC 17



RIC 18






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I have no Laelianus and no Marius. I can only show a coin of Victorinus, but it has the bust with Marius... I hope that counts too... 🙂 



Marcus Piavonius Victorinus; Reign: Victorinus; Mint: Treveri (modern-day Trier, Germany); Date: 269 AD; Nominal: Antoninianus; Material: Silver Billon; Diameter: 21mm; Weight: 4.35g; Reference: Mairat 558; Reference: Elmer 646 var; Reference: RIC V Victorinus 116; Obverse: Radiated, draped and cuirassed bust of Marius on the right; Inscription: IMP C M PIAVVONIVS VICTORINVS P F AVG; Translation: Imperator Caesar Marcus Piavonius Victorinus Pius Felix Augustus; Reverse: Pax standing left, holding a branch and a sceptre; Inscription: PAX AVG; Translation: Pax Augusti; Translation: Peace of the Augustus.
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