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Home > Catalog > Roman Coins > Recovery of the Empire > Tacitus > RA90828
Tacitus, 25 September 275 - June 276 A.D.
Although he looks quite young in the portrait, Tacitus was about 75 years old when he was made emperor and died after ruling only about seven months and personally leading his army in a successful campaign against a Gothic invasion.
RA90828. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 3485, BnF XII 1559, VenŤra 59 - 81, RIC V-1 89, SRCV III 11782, gVF, well centered, traces of silvering, slightly coarse green patina, tiny edge chip, 2nd officina, Rome mint, weight 3.689g, maximum diameter 22.9mm, die axis 180o, emission 2, Nov - Dec 275 A.D.; obverse IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse LAETITIA FVND (well-founded rejoicing), Laetitia standing left, wreath in right hand, grounded anchor in left, XXIB in exergue; from the J. Berlin Caesarea Collection; SOLD

Catalog current as of Friday, August 17, 2018.
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