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E-auction 325-241115 - TACITUS Aurelianus

TACITUS Aurelianus XF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 11 €
Maximum bid : 12 €
End of the sale : 08 July 2019 14:21:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: mars - avril
Date: 276
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 4,16 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et bien centré. La monnaie a conservée une grande partie de son argenture superficielle. Joli buste. Patine gris foncé


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 legend : TEMPORVM FELICITAS/.
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 legend : D|A// -.
Reverse translation : “Temporum Felicitas”, (La Félicité du temps).


Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges fines pratiquement invisibles.

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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