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E-auction 206-133774 - TACITUS Aurelianus

TACITUS Aurelianus AU
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 43 €
Maximum bid : 46 €
End of the sale : 27 March 2017 14:27:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: janvier - mai
Date: 276
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,72 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Beau portrait de Tacite. Revers inhabituel. Patine gris foncé avec des reflets métalliques dorés

Obverse


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


Reverse legend : VBERITAS AVG/ -|-// XXIE.
Reverse description : Uberitas (la Fertilité) debout à gauche, tenant une bourse de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Uberitas Augusti”, (La Fertilité de l’auguste).

Commentary


Avec son argenture superficielle. Rubans de 3. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum. C’est la première fois que nous présentons ce type avec la légende VBERITAS.

Historical background


IMPLIED

(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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