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  1. ancient times

    ancient times Legatus Legionis

    Tacitus; c. 200 – June 276) was Emperor from 275 to 276. During his campaign against the goths and Heruli in which he received the title Gothicus Maximus. Was the last Emperor elected by the senate, On his way back from a campaign, he died of fever at Cappadocia.
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    AE Antoninianus.
    Rome mint.
    IMP CM CL TACITVS AVG, radiate draped, cuirassed bust right /
    SALVS AVG, Salus standing left, holding sceptre, feeding serpent rising from altar. Mintmark XXI delta.
    Estiot 128, La Venera 1855;
    RIC 93 var (Salus standing).
    22mm 3.6 grams
    Thanks for looking

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  3. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Nice Tacitus.
    Here are several more of him with Salus , Sicuritas, and Spes.

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  4. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    The dude sure knew how to rock the neck beard!!

    My favorite Tacitus:

    Tacitus, AD 275-276.
    Roman billon antoninianus, 3.57 gm, 21.1 mm.
    Ticinum, AD 276.
    Obv: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust, right.
    Rev: VICTORIA GOTTHI, Victoria standing left, holding wreath and palm; P in exergue.
    Refs: RIC 172; Cohen 158; Sear 11821; Hunter 59; CBN 1676.
  5. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

  6. gsimonel

    gsimonel Well-Known Member

    Jupiter is usually depicted nude on Roman coins, with just a chlamys hanging behind him. On this coin he's wearing a skirt. I doubt that's what it was called by then, though. Does anyone know the proper name for what Jupiter is wearing?
    Billon Antoninianus
    Ticinum mint
    Rev: CONSERVATOR MILITVM - Emperor, standing on left, with helmet in military dress, receiving globe from Jupiter, on right, leaning on scepter
    P in exergue
    RIC 134
    22mm, 4.4g.
  7. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Well-Known Member

    @ancient times - here's my version of your coin. Rome mint, officina four (Δ).
    Already about 75 when Tacitus was chosen by the senate on Sept 25, AD 275 - he didn't last long - neither did half-brother Florianus - many of the details that are "known" are questioned including his age and means of death by fever and exhaustion.

    I think your coin and mine differ in their bust details - yours looks like bust type D1 to me which would be "issue 2" minted November – December 275 in Rome. The reverse flatter on this coin.
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    Tacitus, AD 275-276, Antoninianus, Rome mint, 4th officina
    3549 issue 3 Bust type B1 early 276 – June 276
    Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
    Rev: Salus standing left, holding scepter and feeding out of patera serpent coiled around and rising from altar to left.
    Ref: RIC V 93 corr. (standing, not seated)
    Listed in Sear RC&TV 11807 and "misdescribed" in RIC - as seen here:
  8. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Supporter! Supporter

    My only Tacitus

    Tacitus, Antoninianus - Ticinium mint, AD 275-276
    IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, Radiate bust of Tacitus right
    SECVRIT PERP, Securitas standing left leaning on column, retrograde µ at exergue
    4.03 gr
    Ref : RCV #11812, Cohen #131, RIC V (1) 163

  9. gogili1977

    gogili1977 Well-Known Member

  10. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE

    Nice Tacitus, @ancient times .

    My only one...
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    RI Tacitus 275-276 CE AE Ant Providentia
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