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v13_0847 - TACITUS Aurelianus

TACITUS Aurelianus AU
MONNAIES 13 (2001)
Starting price : 91.47 €
Estimate : 182.94 €
Realised price : 123.48 €
Number of bids : 3
Maximum bid : 149.40 €
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 01-02/276
Mint name / Town : Gaule, Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,88 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 3e
Emission: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Très beau portrait avec une jolie patine marron foncé. Revers de style très fin
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire vient de ROME III, 1997, n° 128


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 : 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).

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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