Tetricus I succeeded to the throne of the Gallic empire after the death of Victorinus. After three years of rule, the power of the separatist state had declined and in 273 A.D. Aurelian invaded. Tetricus I immediately abdicated rather than fight the vastly superior forces of Aurelian. Tetricus and his son were both honored by Aurelian and they lived quite comfortably in Rome.
The flan is about twice as thick and twice as heavy as typical for this type.
SH35034. Bronze antoninianus, RIC V 148, SRCV III 11258, Cohen 207, Schulzki AGK 14a, gVF, heavy flan, weight 7.644 g, maximum diameter 22.8 mm, die axis 0o, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, 5th emission, early 274 A.D.; obverse IMP C TETRICVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassedbust right; reverseVIRTVS AVGG, Virtus standing left, spear in left hand, resting right hand on shield on ground; ex CNG 72 (Jun 2006), 2006 ($295.50 including fees), ex Douglas O. Rosenberg Collection; scarce; SOLD
RB21500. Bronze antoninianus, RIC V 62 var (obverselegend), VF+, weight 2.017 g, maximum diameter 18.0 mm, die axis 45o, Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne, Germany) mint, obverse IMP C C P ESV TETRICVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassedbust right; reverseCONCORDIA AVG, Concordia standing left, patera in right, cornucopia in left; rare; SOLD
Tetricus I, mid 271 - Spring 274 A.D.
From the Braithwell Hoard found 1 Sep 2002 by Mr. P. Leech at the village of Braithwell, South Yorkshire.
RA68873. Bronze antoninianus, Braithwell Report #172 (111 examples in the hoard),, gVF, weight 1.654 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, die axis 0o, Cologne mint, 272 - 273 A.D.; obverse IMP C TETRICVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassedbust right; reversePAX AVG, Pax standing left, olive-branch in right hand, long scepter vertical in left; ex York Coins, ex Braithwell Hoard (South Yorkshire, England); SOLD
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