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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Secessionist Empires| > |Tetricus I| > RA91624
Gallic Empire, Tetricus I, Mid 271 - Spring 274 A.D.
|Tetricus| |I|, |Gallic| |Empire,| |Tetricus| |I,| |Mid| |271| |-| |Spring| |274| |A.D.|, Hilaritas, the personification of rejoicing, is usually depicted as a matron, standing with a cornucopia in her left hand and a long palm frond on the ground in her right. Green branches were a sign of gladness and for special occasions, both public and private, it was the custom in ancient times to ornament streets, temples, gates, houses, and even entire cities, with branches and leaves of trees. This tradition carries on today in the form of wreaths and Christmas trees.
RA91624. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-2 80, Cohen VI 57, Hunter III 16, SRCV III 11237, VF, well centered, attractive portrait, nice dark brown patina, light marks, minor encrustations, reverse die wear, small edge splits, Mainz or Treveri (Trier) mint, weight 3.262g, maximum diameter 19.3mm, die axis 0o, 273 - 274 A.D.; obverse IMP TETRICVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, drapery on left shoulder; reverse HILARITAS AVGG, Hilaritas standing left, long branch in right hand, cornucopia in left hand; from the Maxwell Hunt Collection; SOLD











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