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E-auction 68-32727 - TETRICUS I Antoninien

TETRICUS I Antoninien XF/AU
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Estimate : 30 €
Price : 10 €
Maximum bid : 12 €
End of the sale : 04 August 2014 15:33:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: c. début 274
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,03 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait. Joli revers de haut relief. Monnaie nettoyée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : SALVS AVGG.
Reverse description : Salus (la Santé) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant un gouvernail de la main gauche et une patère de la main droite, nourrissant un serpent enroulé autour d'un autel.
Reverse translation : “Salus Augustorum”, (La Santé des augustes).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Sans argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges invisibles sous le paludamentum.

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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