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E-auction 318-235634 - TACITUS Aurelianus

TACITUS Aurelianus MS/MS
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 51 €
Maximum bid : 51 €
End of the sale : 20 May 2019 14:07:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: début - juin
Date: 276
Mint name / Town : Ticinum
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21,50 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,13 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan large, parfaitement centré avec les grènetis visibles. Portrait de toute beauté large et massif. Revers de style fin, de haut relief. Patine gris métallique avec des reflets mordorés. Conserve son brillant de frappe et son coupant d’origine


Obverse legend : IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Tacite à droite avec pan de paludamentum sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Claudius Tacitus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Claude Tacite auguste).


Reverse legend : MART-I - P-ACIF/ -|-// S.
Reverse description : Mars casqué et vêtu militairement, marchant à gauche, brandissant une branche de laurier de la main droite et tenant une haste et un bouclier de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Marti Pacifero”, (À Mars pacificateur).


Avec son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 1 aux extrémités bouletées. Cuirasse lignée. Épaulière cloutée. Ptéryges fines.

Historical background


(11-12/275-06/276) Marcus Claudius Tacitus

According to the late A. Chastagnol the interregnum lasted nearly two months between late September and early December 275 maximum and the researcher highlighted that Tacitus was not elected by the Senate alone, but with the support of the army, in a flurry of diplomatic activity between Rome and the Pannonian armies to Tacitus accepts purple. The date of his elevation problem and the traditional date of 25 September can be questioned if the interregnum lasted until December. Tacitus, in early 276, left Rome to fight the Goths who invaded Asia Minor. He was finally assassinated in Tyana in Cappadocia.

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