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E-auction 96-50062 - TACITUS Aurelianus

TACITUS Aurelianus MS
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Estimate : 155 €
Price : 83 €
Maximum bid : 90 €
End of the sale : 16 February 2015 15:25:30
bidders : 12 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: novembre - décembre
Date: 275
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,06 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type de monnayage sur un flan large et épais. Portrait de toute beauté. Revers de style fin. Patine marron glacé avec des reflets métalliques.
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES 31, n° 485


Obverse legend : IMP C CL TACITVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Tacite à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Claudius Tacitus Augustus”, (L’empereur César Claude Tacite auguste).


Reverse legend : AEQVI-TAS AVG.
Reverse description : Æquitas (l'Équité) debout à gauche, drapée tenant de la main droite une balance et de la gauche une corne d'abondance.
Reverse translation : “Æquitas Augusti”, (L’Équité de l’auguste).


Poids extrêmement lourd. Avec son argenture superficielle. Émission sans marque. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges larges sous le paludamentum.

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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