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brm_637690 - TACITUS Aurelianus

TACITUS Aurelianus XF/AU
60.00 €(Approx. 72.60$ | 51.60£)
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: 276
Mint name / Town : Ticinum
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,00 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré. Faiblesse sur le revers mais jolie Sécurité. Patine grise avec des reflets cuivrés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du trésor de Guercheville

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Tacite à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant, l’égide sur l’épaule (B02).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Claudius Tacitus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Claude Tacite auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SECVRIT PERP/ -|-// U.
Reverse description : Securitas (la Sécurité) drapée, debout à gauche, les jambes croisées, le coude gauche appuyé sur une colonne et portant son bras gauche au-dessus de la tête.
Reverse translation : “Securitas Perpetua”, (La Sécurité perpétuelle).

Historical background


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(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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