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brm_683538 - TACITUS Aurelianus

TACITUS Aurelianus AU
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: fin 275
Mint name / Town : Ticinum
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,43 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré des deux côtés. Joli buste de Tacite. Patine grise
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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 : SALVS AVG// T.
Reverse description : Salus (la Santé) assise à gauche, drapée, tenant une patère de la main droite et nourrissant de la main gauche un serpent enroulé autour d'un autel.
Reverse translation : “Salus Augusti”, (La Santé de l'Auguste).

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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