Ancient Roman Antoninianus Coin of Emperor Tacitus - 276 AD

Ancient Coins - Ancient Roman Antoninianus Coin of Emperor Tacitus - 276 AD
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An excellent example of an ancient Roman antoninianus, minted under Emperor Tactitus (Marcus Claudius Tacitus Augustus). Struck in 276 AD, at the Ticinum mint, modern day Pavia, North Italy.


The obverse with a superb portrait bust of Tacitus, shown wearing a radiate crown and cuirass. The legend reading:


IMP CL TACITVS AVG


"Emperor Claudius Tacitus Augustus"


The reverse with the winged goddess Victory, holding palm branch and wreath. The legend reading:


VICTORIA GOTTHI


"Victory over the Goths!"

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. This coin proudly boasts of this important victory.



A beautiful example, with a detailed portrait of the finest style.


Weight: 4.10 g


Diameter: 23 mm



Provenance:


Ex. British private collection

Ancient Coins - Ancient Roman Antoninianus Coin of Emperor Tacitus - 276 AD
价格 品种: 41492
US$ 225.00
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