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E-auction 131-71472 - TACITUS Aurelianus

TACITUS Aurelianus AU
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Estimate : 115 €
Price : 52 €
Maximum bid : 55 €
End of the sale : 19 October 2015 14:14:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: janvier
Date: 276
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 24 mm
Weight : 3,73 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan très large, parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très beau portrait. Revers de style fin, bien venu à la frappe. Patine gris foncé avec des reflets métalliques
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la trouvaille n° 1 et de la liste ROME 1003, n° 4

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 Augustus”, (L’empereur Claude Tacite auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SPES PVBLICA/ -|-// CA.
Reverse description : Spes (l'Espérance) marchant à gauche, tenant une fleur de la main droite et relevant un pan de son vêtement de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Spes Publica”, (L’Espérance publique).

Commentary


Avec toute son argenture. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges fines.

Historical background


IMPLIED

(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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