Year long wait comes to an end.

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by expat, Sep 28, 2023.

  1. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Been waiting for a Tacitus with a good portrait and well centred for just over a year. I finally have one, delivered this morning.
    TACITUS Antoninianus. Ticinum mint.
    Obverse: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
    Reverse: PAX AVGVSTI. Pax standing left, holding olive branch and transverse sceptre; P in exergue.
    RIC 150, Cohen 72. Ticinum mint, early-June 276. 3,5 g - 22,5 mm

    Marcus Claudius Tacitus was Roman emperor from 275 to 276. During his short reign he campaigned against the Goths and the Heruli, for which he received the title Gothicus Maximus
    Born: 200 AD, Terni, Italy
    Died: June 276 AD Tyana, Cappodocia, Turkey.
    Siblings Florianus
    Reign: c. December 275 – c. June 276.
    His Regnal name is shortened in the obverse Legend: IMPerator Caesar Marcus CLavdius TACITVS AVGustus.
    Hns9x5SNEAa8y2XipDp4SJ7gB6jZ3C.jpg Please feel free to comment, add any interesting thoughts about this Emperor who served only a short time, or post anything relevant.
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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Tacitus I 2.jpg
    OBVERSE: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
    REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP, Tacitus receiving globe from Jupiter, Z in lower centre, XXI in ex.
    Struck at Antioch, 275-6 AD
    3.2g, 22mm
    RIC 210, Z
  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    I'm surprised you waited that long for him. The majority of his coins can be found nice.


    Tacitus (275 - 276 A.D.)
    Æ(S) Antoninianus
    O: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
    R: SECVRIT PERP, Securitas standing left, leaning on column.
    Ticinum mint
    RCV #11812, Cohen #131, RIC V (1) 163

    His Tetradrachms too.

    Tacitus (275 - 276 A.D.)
    Egypt, Alexandria
    Potin Tetradrachm
    O: A K KL TAKITOS SEB, Laureate, draped bust right.
    R: ETOVC A, Dikaiosyne (Aequitas) standing left with scales & cornucopiae. Regnal year 1 (A.D. 275/6)
    Emmett #3971, RCV #11831
  5. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    @Mat you are quite correct, the majority are good looking. My problem is I only order from VCoins dealers in Spain, and they are virtually bought before I can even see them on their sites.
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  6. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Oh, I order from only U.S. dealers, since Covid. I have stopped with the over seas buying, due to all the issues. It's fine for people who continue to do it, but I refuse too. Buying from Canada even gives me pause, but I still do it.
  7. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Same reason I only buy from Spain. Anything I order is dispatched either same or next day, and only takes 2 days to me. One of the dealers is so close to my home that I can go collect them.
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