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brm_514609 - TETRICUS I Antoninien

TETRICUS I Antoninien AU
150.00 €(Approx. 166.50$ | 129.00£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: c. fin 272 - mi ou fin 273
Date: 272-273
Mint name / Town : Cologne
Metal : billon
Diameter : 18 mm
Weight : 2,14 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan légèrement irrégulier. Superbe buste de Tétricus Ier. Patine gris foncé
Catalogue references :
EG.- - RIC.- - E.- - Cunetio- - AGK.- - C.- - RCV.-

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 : INCUS.

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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