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E-auction 488-399016 - brm_545010 - TACITUS Aurelianus

TACITUS Aurelianus AU/AU
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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 77 €
Maximum bid : 85 €
End of the sale : 22 August 2022 14:13:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 276
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,79 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée qui a conservée une partie de son argenture superficielle. Très joli buste, bien détaillé. Métal très légèrement piqué au revers. Patine grise


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 : LAETITIA FVND/ -|-// XXIB.
Reverse description : Lætitia (la Joie) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et un gouvernail de la main gauche, placé sur la proue d'une galère à droite.
Reverse translation : "Lætitia Fundata", (La Joie retrouvée).


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges fines visibles de chaque côté.

Historical background



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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