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brm_462537 - TACITUS Aurelianus

TACITUS Aurelianus AU
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: début - mai 276
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,61 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais et bien centré avec un très beau buste. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Thierry Petit


Obverse legend : IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié de Tacite à droite, avec cuirasse et paludamentum, vu de trois quarts en avant (A).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Caesar Marcus Claudius Tacitus Augustus", (Empereur César Marc Claude Tacite Auguste).


Reverse legend : VBERTAS AVG// XXI.
Reverse description : Uberitas (la Fertilité) debout à gauche, tenant une bourse de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la gauche.
Reverse legend : e.
Reverse translation : “Uberitas Augusti”, (La Fertilité de l’Auguste).


Poids lourd.

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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