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brm_633073 - TACITUS Aurelianus

TACITUS Aurelianus AU
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: début
Date: 276
Mint name / Town : Ticinum
Metal : billon
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 3,40 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan large, centré. Joli buste de style fin. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du trésor de Guercheville


Obverse legend : IMP C M 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 Marcus Claudius Tacitus Augustus", (L'empereur césar Marc Claude Tacite auguste).


Reverse legend : PAX A-VG-VSTI// P.
Reverse description : Pax (la Paix) debout à gauche, brandissant une branche d'olivier de la main droite et tenant un long sceptre transversal de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Pax Augusti", (La Paix de l'auguste).

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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