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E-auction 377-289372 - TACITUS Aurelianus

TACITUS Aurelianus XF
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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 27 €
Maximum bid : 36 €
End of the sale : 06 July 2020 14:25:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: novembre - décembre
Date: 275
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,32 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: sans marque
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure régulière. Patine granuleuse
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP C M CL TACITVS P F 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 Pius Felix Augustus”, (L'empereur césar Marc Claude Tacite pieux heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : PROVI-D DEOR/ -|-// -.
Reverse description : Providentia (la Providence) debout à gauche, tenant un bâton de la main droite placée au-dessus d'un globe et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Providentia Deorum”, (La Providence divine).


Poids lourd. Avec son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges fines. Émission sans marque.

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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