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E-auction 587-544442 - brm_931855 - TACITUS Aurelianus

TACITUS Aurelianus AU
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 17 €
Maximum bid : 38 €
End of the sale : 15 July 2024 14:19:20
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: Printemps
Date: janvier - juin 276
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 3,65 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Jolie monnaies bien centré, à l’usure fine et régulière. Patine gris focné
Catalogue references :


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 legend : CLEMENTIA T-EMP/ (DELTA)// XXI.
Reverse description : L'empereur en costume militaire debout à droite, tenant un sceptre court surmonté d'un aigle de la main gauche, recevant un globe de Jupiter debout à gauche, tenant un sceptre long de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Clementia Temporum”, (La Clémence des Temps).

Historical background



According to A. Chastagnol, the interregnum lasts nearly two months, between the end of September and the beginning of December 275 at most. The same researcher establishes that Tacitus was not elected by the Senate alone, but with the help of the army, during a diplomatic ballet between Rome and the Pannonian armies, so that Tacitus would accept the purple. The date of his elevation poses a problem and the traditional date of September 25 may be called into question if the interregnum lasts until December. At the beginning of 276, Tacitus left Rome to fight the Goths who had invaded Asia Minor. He was finally assassinated at Tyana in Cappadocia..

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