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v13_0842 - TACITUS Aurelianus

TACITUS Aurelianus AU
MONNAIES 13 (2001)
Starting price : 45.73 €
Estimate : 91.47 €
Realised price : 45.73 €
Number of bids : 2
Maximum bid : 91.47 €
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 12/275
Mint name / Town : Gaule, Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,31 g.
Officine: 1re
Emission: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Beau portrait. Très bel exemplaire avec une patine marron foncé. Joli revers
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP C 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 Claudius Tacitus Augustus”, (L’empereur César Claude Tacite auguste).


Reverse legend : AEQVITAS AVG.
Reverse description : Æquitas (l'Équité) debout à gauche, drapée tenant de la main droite une balance et de la gauche une corne d'abondance.
Reverse translation : “Æquitas Augusti”, (L’Équité 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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