TACITUS
AD 275-276

AE Antoninianus. 4.48g, 22.2mm
MINTED: Ticinum mint, 2nd officina, 1st-2nd emission, AD 275-276
REF: RIC V 145
OBVERSE: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
REVERSE: MARTI PACIF, Mars advancing left, holding olive branch, spear and shield; S in exerge.

 

Grade/Notes:
Very Fine.  Dark black patina. Well-centered with a nice portrait. 

 

Historical Notes:

Tacitus was a distinguished and respected senator who was offered the throne by the Roman Senate when Emperor Aurelian was assassinated in 275. During his short reign, he restored some measure of power to the Senate, and also defeated an army of Goth mercenaries who had been marauding the Eastern provinces. He died suddenly while on his way to repulse a Frankish and Alamannic invasion of Gaul. He was succeeded by his half-brother, Florian.

TACITUS . AD 275-276 . AE Antoninianus . 'Mars the Pacifier advancing'

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