Tetricus I

Reece Period attributed: Period 13

Obverse image of a coin of Tetricus I

Member of the The Gallic Emperors dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 271 until 274.

Gaius Pius Esuvius Tetricus became emperor of the Gallic empire after the assassination of Victorinus in 271. He was loosely related to Victorinus’ mother Victoria, who paid a large bribe to the armies for their allegiance. He made his young son Tetricus II a Caesar, and may have later named him Augustus and co-ruler.

Tetricus was an accomplished military commander, and he defeated a German invasion. He also fought against Aurelian’s attempt to take the Gallic Empire back into the main Roman Empire, but the circumstances of the Gallic Empire’s ultimate capitulation are shady. Tetricus was not executed but given an administrative post, and both father and son appear to have lived out their days in peace. Some suggest that Tetricus asked Aurelian to intervene and take Gaul back into the Roman Empire when he could no longer deal with internal strife and administration.

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PAS record number: BM-6CA5E5

Record: BM-6CA5E5
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Copper alloy radiate of Tetricus I (AD 271-4), dating to AD 273-4 (Reece Period 13), VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus standing left. Gaul Mint I, Cunetio, …
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PAS record number: GLO-6AABD8

Record: GLO-6AABD8
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A copper-alloy radiate of Tetricus I dating to the period AD 271-274. (Reece 13). Right facing bust wearing radiate crown [IMP TETR]ICVS AV[G…
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PAS record number: PUBLIC-41A3C3

Record: PUBLIC-41A3C3
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Copper alloy radiate of Tetricus I (AD 271-4) (Reece Period 13), HILARITAS AVGG, Hilaritas standing left. Gaul Mint I. Normanby p. 196, no. 1489.
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PAS record number: PUBLIC-D79182

Record: PUBLIC-D79182
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A copper alloy radiate of Gallienus (sole reign, AD 260-68) (Reece Period 13), VICTORIA AET, Victory standing left holding wreath and palm. C…
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PAS record number: BERK-5BCB36

Record: BERK-5BCB36
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A worn copper alloy Roman radiate of Tetricus I dating to the period AD 271-274. SPES AVGG reverse.
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