Colonia Agrippinensis — A settlement in Germania Cisrhenana also known as Cologne - Köln
Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium was the Roman colony in the Rhineland from which the German city of Köln (Cologne) developed. It was the capital of the Roman province of Germania Inferior and the headquarters of the military in the region.

Between 9 and AD 30 the area of present-day Cologne was mainly a garrison. Legion I Germanica and the Legion XX Valeria Victrix were stationed nearby. The place of the initial Roman Castra was known as Apud Aram Ubiorum (At the Altar of the Ubii).

From AD 70 on the city had a strong city wall that was c. 8 meters in height and 2.5 meters wide. However, the remains of the Roman city wall that can still be seen today are from the 3rd century AD. The unwalled portions of the city were equal to a square kilometer. Its most important steles and grave goods are preserved in the Romano-Germanic Museum.

Modern location: Köln, Germany
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An BL Antoninianus struck 259-260 A.D. in Colonia Agrippinensis
Obverse: GALLIENVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.

Reverse: DEO MARTI, Mars standing left in tetrastyle temple, resting on shield and spear.

Diameter: 23 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.6 g
50
RIC 10
(2) Marius
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An AE Antoninianus struck AD 269 in Colonia Agrippinensis
Obverse: IMP C M AVR MARIVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: VICTORIA AVG, Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 2.99 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 17; Sear 11123
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An BL Antoninianus struck 260-261 A.D. in Colonia Agrippinensis
Obverse: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG

Reverse: VICTORIA AVG

Diameter: 24 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.2 g
50
RIC 89
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An BL Antoninianus struck 262-265 A.D. in Colonia Agrippinensis
Obverse: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right

Reverse: MONETA AVG, Moneta standing left with scales & cornucopiae

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.75 g
35
RIC 75
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An BL Antoninianus struck 259-268 A.D. in Colonia Agrippinensis
Obverse: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate and draped bust right

Reverse: SAECVLI FELICTAS, Postumus standing right with spear & globe

Diameter: 21 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.6 g
30
RIC 83
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Obverse: Postumus IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG

Reverse: Galley LATITIA AVG

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 2.44 g
No notes for this coin
No references provided for this coin
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An AR Antoninianus struck 268 in Cologne
Obverse: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: PAX AVG, Pax standing left with branch and sceptre.

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.1 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 318, RSC 215, Elmer 333; Sear 10966
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An AR Antoninianus struck AD 268 in Colonia Agrippinensis
Obverse: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: P M TR P VIIII COS IIII P P, bow, club and Skythian quiver

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 3.38 g
This was a turbulent time for the Roman empire. Following a succession of stop-gap emperors, the empire was beginning to fall apart and a breakaway state in the west, the so called “Gallic Empire” was formed. It included the German, Gallic , Spanish and British provinces and lasted for almost fifteen years. That it was able to endure for this length of time is a testament to the temporary weakness of the central government in Rome brought on by successive military catastrophies and failed economic policies of the preceding decades. It’s first emperor was Marcus Latinius Cassianius Postumus. Whilst Gallienus, ruling from Rome, debased the coinage to the extent that it’s silver content was negligible, Postumus maintained a higher standard of silver content in the coinage issued from his mint in Cologne. Furthermore, the portrait quality of his coins were frequently superb (although he does look a little like Santa Claus wearing a crown, doesn’t he?) and the reverse types interesting. This particular coin type, with the reverse depicting a bow, club and Skythian quiver, is rare - particularly in this state of preservation. Even rarer is a version of the coin depicting Postumus as Hercules, facing left and wearing a lion skin over his shoulder. A beautfiful specimen hammered at UK auction for £8,000 in 2020.
RIC 291; Cunetio 2447; Sear 10975
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An AR Antoninianus struck 257-259 AD in Colonia Agrippinensis
Obverse: diademed bust on crescent right; SALONINA AVG

Reverse: Venus seated left, holding sceptre, reaching for child before her; VENVS F_ELIX

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.12 g
Cologne 1st emission, 257-259 AD
SRCV III 10655, RIC V 7 (Lugdunum)
(10) Salonina
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An BL Antoninianus struck c. 257-258 AD in Colonia Agrippinensis
Obverse: diademed and draped bust on crescent right; SALONINA AVG

Reverse: nimbate Segetiae or Ceres facing in four-columned temple, both hands raised; DEAE SEGETIAE

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
Göbl MIR 902c, RIC V J5 (Lugdunum mint), RSC IV 36, Elmer 96, SRCV III 10631
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An BL Antoninianus struck 272 AD in Colonia Agrippinensis
Obverse: radiate, cuirassed bust right; IMP TETRICVS P F AVG

Reverse: Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor; LAETI_TIA AVG N

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.51 g
Cologne 5th emission, 272 AD double strike
RIC V 90; Mairat 426-9; AGK 5b
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An BL Antoninianus struck 273-274 AD in Colonia Agrippinensis
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; C P E TETRICVS CAES

Reverse: sacrificial implements: sprinkler, simpulum, jug, knife, and lituus; PIETAS AVGG

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3 g
273 - spring 274 AD 6th emission
RIC V 255, SRCV III 11286
(13) Tetricus I | Imitation
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An AE Antoninianus struck 273-274 AD in Colonia Agrippinensis
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; IM VL TP(AV)CVS P F AVG

Reverse: Pax standing half left, holding branch and scepter; PADV_DIO

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.41 g
273 - spring 274 AD
unofficial (RIC V 100, SRCV III 11243)
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An BL Antoninianus struck Autumn 269 A.D. in Colonia Agrippinensis
Obverse: IMP C VICTORINVS AVG

Reverse: AEQUITAS AVG

Diameter: 19.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.23 g
45
RIC V-2 41
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An BL Antoninianus struck 268-270 A.D. in Colonia Agrippinensis
Obverse: IMP C VICTORINVS PF AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right

Reverse: INVICTVS, Sol walking left, holding whip, right hand raised, star in left field

Diameter: 19.6 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.12 g
20
RIC 114 (20)
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An Antoninianus struck 268-270 A.D. in Colonia Agrippinensis
Obverse: IMP C VICTORINVS PF AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: SALVS AVG, Salus standing right feeding serpent in arms.

Diameter: 19.6 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.62 g
No notes for this coin
Ric 67