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E-auction 502-412979 - brm_601062 - TACITUS Aurelianus

TACITUS Aurelianus MS/AU
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 41 €
Maximum bid : 55 €
End of the sale : 28 November 2022 14:12:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: mars - avril
Date: 276
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,61 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan ovale bien centré avec les grènetis visibles. Très beau buste de Tacite. Joli revers de style fin de frappe un peu molle, de haut relief. Belle patine gris métallique foncé avec des reflets dorés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de ROME III, n° 130

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : TEMPORVM FELICITAS/ A|A// -.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité), drapée, debout à gauche, tenant un caducée long de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Temporum Felicitas”, (La Félicité du temps).

Historical background


IMPLIED

(11-12/275-06/276)

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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