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ERIC Table of Contents


Title Page

Introduction

About Roman Coins

Denominations

Coins of Other Ancient Cultures

Identifying Roman Coins

How To Use This Book

Mintmarks

Mint Map

Pricing And Grading

Bibliography

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Index of Rulers

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Imperial Catalog:

AUGUSTUS
LIVA
AGRIPPA
NERO CLAUDIUS DRUSUS
GERMANICUS
AGRIPPINA I
TIBERIUS
DRUSUS
ANTONIA
CALIGULA
CLAUDIUS I
BRITANNICUS
AGRIPPINA II
NERO
GALBA
CLODIUS MACER
OTHO
VITELLIUS
VESPASIAN
DOMITILLA
TITUS
DOMITIAN
DOMITIA
JULIA TITI
NERVA
TRAJAN
PLOTINA
MARCIANA
MATIDIA
HADRIAN
SABINA
AELIUS
ANTONINUS PIUS
FAUSTINA I
MARCUS AURELIUS
FAUSTINA II
LUCIUS VERUS
LUCILLA
COMMODUS
CRISPINA
PERTINAX
DIDIUS JULIANUS
MANLIA SCANTILLA
DIDIA CLARA
PESCENNIUS NIGER
CLODIUS ALBINUS
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
JULIA DOMNA
CARACALLA
PLAUTILLA
GETA
MACRINUS
DIADUMENIAN
ELAGABALUS
JULIA MAESA
JULIA SOAEMIAS
JULIA PAULA
AQUILIA SEVERA
ANNIA FAUSTINA
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
JULIA MAMAEA
ORBIANA
MAXIMINUS I
PAULINA
MAXIMUS
GORDIAN I
GORDIAN II
BALBINUS
PUPIENUS
GORDIAN III
TRANQUILLINA
PHILIP I
OTACILIA SEVERA
PHILIP II
PACATIAN
JOTAPIAN
TRAJAN DECIUS
HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA
HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS
HOSTILIAN
TREBONIANUS GALLUS
VOLUSIAN
AEMILIAN
CORNELIA SUPERA
SILBANNACUS
URANIUS ANTONINUS
VALERIAN I
MARINIANA
VALERIAN II
GALLIENUS
SALONINA
SALONINUS
REGALIANUS
DRYANTILLA
POSTUMUS
LAELIANUS
MARIUS
VICTORINUS
DOMITIAN II
TETRICUS I
TETRICUS II
QUIETUS
MACRIANUS
CLAUDIUS II
QUINTILLUS
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SEVERINA
ZENOBIA
VABALATHUS
TACITUS
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PROBUS
SATURNINUS
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CARINUS
MAGNIA URBICA
NIGRIAN
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DIOCLETIAN
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ALLECTUS
DOMITIUS DOMITIANUS
CONSTANTIUS I
THEODORA
GALERIUS
GALERIA VALERIA
SEVERUS II
MAXENTIUS
ROMULUS
CONSTANTINE I
HELENA
FAUSTA
ALEXANDER
LICINIUS I
CONSTANTIA
MAXIMINUS II
LICINIUS II
CRISPUS
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DELMATIUS
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MAGNENTIUS
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NEPOTIAN
VETRANO
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JOVIAN
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THEODOSIUS I
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HONORIUS
CONSTANTINE III
CONSTANS II
MAXIMINUS
PRISCUS ATTALUS
JOVINUS
SABASTIANUS
CONSTANTIUS III
GALLA PLACIDIA
JOHANNES
VALENTINIAN III
LICINIA EUDOXIA
HONORIA
PETRONIUS MAXIMINUS
AVITUS
MAJORIAN
LIBIUS SEVERUS
ANTHEMIUS
EUPHEMIA
ANICIUS OLYBRIUS
GLYCERIUS
JULIUS NEPOS
ROMULUS AUGUSTUS
ARCADIUS
EUDOXIA
PULCHERIA
THEODOSIUS II
EUDOCIA
MARCIAN
LEO I
VERINA
LEO II
ZENO
ARIADNE
BASILISCUS
ZENONIS
LEONTIUS I
ANASTASIUS I
ANONYMOUS COINAGE

ERIC The Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins
by Rasiel Suarez



Tetricus II 

Caesar c.273-274 

Son of Tetricus I. He shared in the pardon of his father and is said to have later been given the position of Senator in which he served with distinction. He may also have been promoted to the rank of co-augustus shortly before the two capitulated to Aurelian. The evidence rests on a coin or two featuring his portrait (distinguished by the lack of beard as opposed to his fatherís portrait) bearing a legend ending in AVG. 
 
What goes for Tetricus I goes for II as well. The interesting point to ponder is whether he made it to emperor or stayed Caesar until his fatherís abdication. One could make an argument that the title was conferred shortly before based on the few coins of his with AVGs in their legends. Or perhaps this was all due to the general apathy towards the dies in their preparation. Either way, historians of the day say nothing of the subject and consider it enough to state that they both surrendered to Aurelian
 
Just about the only coins for Tetricus (either Tetricus) will be the Antoninianus. Initially, under Caracalla and until around the early 250ís, these coins were silver coins about twice the size of the old Denarius. But by the time the Tetricus pair are making them they have shrunk to the size of a Denarius, often smaller and thinner, and made of a metal that quickly turned black or dark brown. 
 
For this reason it will be nearly impossible to find a Tetricus that still looks white and ďnewĒ. Even more challenging will be to find one whose both sides retain sharp details. Typically, the reverse die was used til worn nearly flat. 
 
So forgetting about those nonexistent gem coins one is left more often than not with a thin, black, ratty coin with a worn reverse. Price for these, thankfully, should be only a few dollars.   

Busts:  

1) Bareheaded, draped bust right 
2) Bare-headed, draped bust right, wearing imperial mantle 
3) Radiate head right 
4) Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right 
5) Radiate, draped bust left 
6) Radiate, draped bust right 

 

Obverses: 

 
1) C P E TETRICVS CAES 
2) C P E TETRICVS CES 
3) C P ES TETRICVS CAES 
4) C P ESV TETRICVS CAES 
5) C P ESV TETRICVS CAES 
6) C P TETRICVS CAE 
7) C P TETRICVS CAE CES 
8) C P TETRICVS CAES CES 
9) C PI ES TETRICVS CAE 
10) C PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES 
11) C PIV TETRICVS
12) C PIV TETRICVS P AVG 
13) C PV TETRICVS CAES 
14) C PV ESV TETRICVS CAES 
15) PIV ESV TETRICVS AVGG 
16) PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES 
 
 

Reverses: 

 
2) COM IMP AVG 
3) COMES AVG 
4) COMES AVGG 
5) COMOLVTETIO 
9) HERC COMITI 
10) HILARI AVGG 
13) INVICTVS 
16) LAETITIA AVG
19) LATITIA AVG 
21) MONETA 
23) ORIENS AVG 
24) PAX AVG 
25) PAX AVGG 
27) PIETAS AVGVS PIETAS AVGVSTO 
29) PIETAS AVSTO 
30) PRINC IVVENT 
35) SALVS AVG 
36) SALVS AVGG 
37) SOLI CONSER 
39) SPES AVGG 

 

Types: 

 
1) Aequitas standing left, holding scale and cornucopia 
2) Altar 
3) Centaur holding bow 
4) Eagle 
5) Felicitas standing left, child on either side. 
6) Fides standing left, holding standard in each hand 
7) Hilaritas standing left, holding palm and cornucopia 
8) Hilaritas standing left, holding palm and cornucopia; child to either side of her. 
9) Hilaritas standing left, holding wreath and anchor 
10) Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter 
11) Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy 
12) Minerva sacrificing over altar and holding spear 
13) Moneta standing left, holding scale and cornucopia 
14) Nobilitas standing, holding scepter and globe 
15) Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter 
16) Pax standing left, holding palm and cornucopia 
17) Pax standing left, holding scepter 
18) Pax standing, holding two standards 
19) Sacrificial implements: lituus, cruet, simpulum, etc. (variously arranged) 
20) Providentia standing left, holding globe and scepter 
21) Providentia standing left, holding wand and cornucopia 
22) Salus standing left, feeding snake in altar and holding rudder. 
23) Salus standing left, holding and feeding snake 
24) Salus standing left, holding branch and anchor 
25) Salus standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding anchor 
26) Sol advancing left, raising hand and holding whip 
27) Sol standing left, raising hand and holding whip. 
28) Spes advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt. 
29) Temple, Hercules within 
30) Tetricus II standing left, holding branch and scepter 
31) Tetricus II standing left, holding patera and scepter 
32) Tetricus II standing left, holding standard in each hand 
33) Tetricus II standing left, holding wand and standard 
34) Tetricus II standing right, holding spear and globe 
35) Uberitas holding grapes and cornucopia 
36) Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm 
37) Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm 
38) Virtus standing, holding spear and resting hand on shield

 

Mints: 

 
1) Gaul, various localities 
2) Treveri 

 
 
AE Antoninianus Reference(s) 
 
1) B5, O10, R40, T28 
2) B6, O01, R26, T19 RIC Vii 255, C 48 
3) B6, O01, R28, T19 RIC Vii 259, C 60 
4) B6, O10, R24, T20  
5) B6, O10, R30, T30 RIC Vii 260, C 62 
6) B6, O10, R40, T28 RIC Vii 270, C 88 
7) B6, O10, R41, T28 RIC Vii 272, C 97 
8) B6, O14, R40, T28 

 
 

Tetricus II Busts 

Tetricus II Types