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E-auction 253-176579 - TETRICUS II Antoninien

TETRICUS II Antoninien VF
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Estimate : 20 €
Price : 15 €
Maximum bid : 20 €
End of the sale : 19 February 2018 14:17:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: c. fin 272 - mi ou fin 273
Mint name / Town : Cologne
Metal : billon
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 2,51 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan très large pour ce monnayage. Monnaie pincée à 6 heures. Exemplaire bien centré à l’usure régulière. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : C PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES.
Obverse description : Buste radié et drapé de Tétricus II à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A2).
Obverse translation : "Caius Pius Esuvius Tetricus Cæsar", (Caius Pius Esuvius Tétricus césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SPE-S AVGG.
Reverse description : Spes (l'Espérance) marchant à gauche, relevant sa robe avec sa main gauche et tenant une fleur de la main droite.
Reverse translation : "Spes Augustorum", (L'Espérance des augustes).

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


Tetricus II

(273-03-04/274) Caius Pius Esuvius Tetricus

Caesar (273-274)

If Tetricus I became august death Victorin, Tetricus II became Caesar that to 273. The following year, Aurélien ended the empire Gauls after the Battle of Chalons-sur-Marne and took people from Tetricus and son. They participated in the triumph of Aurelian in Rome in late 274. Afterwards, they were both spared and continued senatorial career.

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