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bpv_524825 - TACITUS Tétradrachme

TACITUS Tétradrachme VF
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 1
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,16 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large mais usure importante. Patine marron
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection ENP


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé à droite vu de trois quarts en avant (A*).
Obverse legend : A K KL TAKI-TOS SEB, (Autokrator Kaisar Klaidios Takitos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Claude Tacite auguste).


Reverse description : Aigle debout à droite, tournant la tête à gauche, tenant une couronne dans son bec.
Reverse legend : ETOUS/ A.
Reverse translation : (an 1).

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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