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E-auction 67-32111 - brm_217604 - TETRICUS II Antoninien

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Estimate : 35 €
Price : 12 €
Maximum bid : 12 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2014 15:29:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: c. fin 272 - mi ou fin 273
Mint name / Town : Cologne
Metal : billon
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,76 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais et irrégulier, bien centré, mais un peu court sur les légendes. Beau portrait. Usure importante, mais parfaitement lisible et identifiable. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : C PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES.
Obverse description : Buste radié et drapé de Tétricus II à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A21).
Obverse translation : "Caius Pius Esuvius Tetricus Cæsar", (Caius Pius Esuvius Tétricus césar).


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).


Poids très lourd. Rubans de type 3.

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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