Ancient Roman Antoninianus Coin of Emperor Tacitus - 275 AD

Ancient Coins - Ancient Roman Antoninianus Coin of Emperor Tacitus - 275 AD
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A highly appealing example of an ancient Roman antoninianus, minted under Emperor Tactitus (Marcus Claudius Tacitus Augustus). Struck circa 275 AD.

 

The obverse with a fine bust of Tacitus, shown facing right, draped and wearing a radiate crown and cuirass (breast armour). The legend reading:

 

IMP C M CLA TACITVS AVG

 

"Emperor Claudius Tacitus Augustus"

 

The reverse with the goddess of Happiness, Felictias. She is shown standing left, holding patera over lit alter and caduceus. The legend reading:


FELICTIAS SAECVLI



"Time of Happiness"



Tacitus rose to power at a turbulent time in the history of the Empire and ruled for just eight months. Like those both before and after him he was a military ruler proclaimed by the army and not the senate. During his short reign he successfully put down a crisis in the east of the Empire, defeating the Germanic tribes (made up of Goths from Lake Maeotis) with the help of his brother and successor, Florian. His victory earned him the title Gothicus Maximus "Great Victor against the Goths".

 

The coinage issued under Tacitus displays typical optimistic patriotism alongside some highly attractive portraits.


A very attractive coin.


Diameter: 22.3 mm.

 

Weight: 3.35 g.

 

Provenance:

 

Ex. British private collection.

Ancient Coins - Ancient Roman Antoninianus Coin of Emperor Tacitus - 275 AD
价格 品种: 602483
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发货从: United Kingdom
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