Tetricus II (AD 270 - AD 273)

Caius Pius Esuvius Tetricus (also seen as Gaius Pius Esuvius Tetricus but better known in English as Tetricus II) was the son of Tetricus I. In 273, he was raised to the rank of Caesar, with the title of princeps iuventutis, and in January 274 he started his first consulship, together with his father. After the defeat and deposition of his father in the autumn of 274, he appeared as a prisoner in Aurelian's triumph, but the emperor spared their lives. According to some sources, he even kept his senatorial rank.

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Tetricus II 'Sacrificial Implements' Antoninianus 019940

Tetricus II 'Sacrificial Implements' Antoninianus
Bronze, 3.53 grams, 19.01 mm. Mint in Gaul. 270-273 AD. Obverse: C P E TETRICVS CAES, radiate and draped bust right, seen from the back. Reverse: PIETAS AVGG, sacrificial implements, from left to right: : ladle with handle left, plain jug with handle left and lituus. RIC 255; Cohen 48; Sear 5 11286. Good very fine/fair on an interesting irregular flan. Ex Beachy Head Hoard 1961, with old collection ticket.

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Tetricus II 'Sacrificial Implements' Antoninianus 019940


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