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Home > Catalog > Roman Coins > Recovery of the Empire > Tacitus > RA83503
Tacitus, 25 September 275 - June 276 A.D.
In Roman mythology, Aequitas was the minor goddess of fair trade and honest merchants. Aequitas was also the personification of the virtues equity and fairness of the emperor (Aequitas Augusti). The scales, a natural emblem of equity, express righteousness. The cornucopia signifies the prosperity which results from Aequitas and Aequitas Augusti.
RA83503. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 3539, RIC V-1 82, BnF XII 1604, Hunter IV 3, VenŤra 549 - 561, Gloucester 690, Maravielle 708, Navis-MŁhlen 142, Choice EF, well centered, much silvering, light marks, 3rd officina, Rome mint, weight 3.342g, maximum diameter 22.6mm, die axis 0o, issue 3, early 276 ? June 276 A.D.; obverse IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse AEQVITAS AVG (equity of the emperor), Aequitas standing slightly left, scales in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, Γ in right field, XXI in exergue; SOLD

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