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Tacitus. AD 275-276 c November-December 275 AD
Antoninianus1st officina, 2nd emission
After the assassination of Aurelian, Tacitus was chosen by the Senate and army to succeed him. His first action was to move against the barbarian tribes that had been gathered by Aurelian for his Eastern campaign. In an act of betrayal these tribes plundered the Eastern Roman provinces after Aurelian had been murdered and the campaign cancelled. Tacitus and his half brother Praetorian Prefect Florianus won a victory against these tribes. Tacitus probably died of fever at Tyana in Cappadocia in June 276. Obverse Radiate, draped, and cuirassed Tacitus, IMP CMCL TACITVS AVG. Reverse standing Providentia holding cornucopia and baton; globe at her feet. PROVIDENTIA AVG XXIA.
Mint: Rome
Provenance: Private aquisition *

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