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brm_304692 - TETRICUS I Antoninien

TETRICUS I Antoninien AU
150.00 €(Approx. 165.00$ | 129.00£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: c. mi - fin 272 ou début 273
Mint name / Town : Cologne
Metal : billon
Diameter : 19 mm
Weight : 2,24 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier, bien centré. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : INCUS.
Obverse translation : incus.

Reverse


Reverse legend : LAETITIA AVGG.
Reverse description : Lætitia (la Joie) debout de face regardant à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une ancre de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Lætitia Augustorum", (La Joie des augustes).

Commentary


Poids 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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