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E-auction 322-239016 - TACITUS Aurelianus

TACITUS Aurelianus XF/VF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 27 €
Maximum bid : 30 €
End of the sale : 17 June 2019 14:32:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 276
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,63 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré. Joli buste de Tacite. Traces de circulation plus importantes au revers. Patine vert/gris
Catalogue references :

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 : SPE-S PVBLICA/ -|-// P.
Reverse description : Victoria (La Victoire) debout à gauche, tenant une palme de la main gauche, et offrant une couronne à Tacite debout à droite en habit militaire qui tient un sceptre.
Reverse translation : "Spes Publica", (L'Espérance publique).

Commentary


Poids léger. Correspond au RIC temp. 4024 (34 ex.).

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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