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brm_658941 - TETRICUS I Antoninien

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Type : Antoninien
Date: c. début - mi 272
Mint name / Town : Cologne
Metal : billon
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,34 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan légèrement décentré au revers. Joli buste de Tétricus Ier. Patine marron
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du trésor de Guercheville


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 heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : LAETITIA AVG N.
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 Augusti Nostri", (La Joie de notre auguste).

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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