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brm_624573 - TETRICUS I Antoninien

TETRICUS I Antoninien MS
150.00 €(Approx. 180.00$ | 130.50£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: c. fin 272 - mi ou fin 273
Date: 272-273
Mint name / Town : Cologne
Metal : billon
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,96 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type de monnayage sur un flan irrégulier bien centré. Beau buste de Tétricus Ier. Revers de style fin. Belle patine marron foncé. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP TETRICVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Tétricus Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Tetricus Pius Felix Augustus", (L’empereur Tétricus pieux et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : HILA-RITAS AVGG.
Reverse description : Hilaritas (l’Hilarité) debout à gauche, tenant une palme de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Hilaritas Augustorum", (La Gaieté des augustes).

Commentary


Poids excessivement léger.

Historical background


I Tetricus

(09/271-03-04/274) Caius Pius Esuvius Tetricus

Tetricus I had been governor of Aquitaine before accession. After three years of reign, he was finally defeated by Aurelian near Chalons-sur-Marne in 274. Presented in the triumph of the latter, in Rome, he was pardoned by the new emperor, who ushered in the Senate and appointed him governor of Lucania.

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