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Home ▸ Catalog ▸ Roman Coins ▸ The Secessionist Empires ▸ Tetricus IView Options:  |  |  | 

Tetricus I, Mid 271 - Spring 274 A.D.

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.Rome in 271 A.D.


Tetricus I, mid 271 - Spring 274 A.D., Barbaric Imitative

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Laetitia was a minor Roman goddess of gaiety, her name deriving from the root word laeta, meaning happy.
RL72590. Bronze antoninianus, cf. official prototype: RIC V 90, SRCV III 11240, VF, porosity, weight 2.446 g, maximum diameter 15.6 mm, die axis 180o, unofficial mint, 272 - 290 A.D.; obverse IIVI S C TIITRICVS I (or similar, blundered), radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse ..HI..., Laetitia standing left, wreath in right hand, grounded anchor in left hand; $45.00 (€39.60)
 


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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 VI 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 cuirassed bust right; reverse VIRTVS 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


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RB21500. Bronze antoninianus, RIC V 62 var. (obv. legend), 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 cuirassed bust right; reverse CONCORDIA AVG, Concordia standing left, patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand; rare; SOLD







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OBVERSE LEGENDS

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REFERENCES

Cohen, H. Description historique des monnaies frappées sous l'Empire Romain, Vol. 6: Macrianus to Diocletian & Maximianus. (Paris, 1886).
Besly, E. and R. Bland. The Cunetio Treasure: Roman Coinage of the Third Century AD. (London, 1983).
Elmer, G. "Die Münzprägung der gallischen Kaiser von Postumus bis Tetricus in Köln, Trier und Mailand." in Bonner Jahrbücher 146 (1941). pp. 1 -106.
Mattingly, H., E.A. Sydenham & P. Webb. The Roman Imperial Coinage, Vol V, Part II, Probus to Amandus. (London, 1933).
Mairat, J. Le monnayage de l'Empire Gaulois. CGB Rome XV (Fixed Price List, 2004).
Sear, D.R. Roman Coins and Their Values, Volume Three, The Accession of Maximinus I to the Death of Carinus AD 235 - AD 285. (London, 2005).
Schulzki, H.J. Die Antoninianprägung der Gallischen Kaiser von Postumus bis Tetricus. (Bonn, 1996).
Vagi, D. Coinage and History of the Roman Empire. (Sidney, 1999).

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Roman Coins of Tetricus I