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: SUR-ED6DCC

Record: SUR-ED6DCC
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A radiate of Tetricus I, AD271-4, Reece Period 13. Reverse type: SPES AVGG
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PAS record number: LIN-D72F5C

Record: LIN-D72F5C
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A copper alloy Roman radiate of Tetricus I, dating to AD 271-274 (Reece Period 13). LAETITIA AVGG reverse type depicting Laetitia standing lef…
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PAS record number: HAMP-C969DD

Record: HAMP-C969DD
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A Roman radiate of Tetricus I (AD 271-4), probably PAX AVG reverse depicting Pax standing left holding branch and vertical sceptre. Mint I, AD…
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PAS record number: LIN-9FE3B1

Record: LIN-9FE3B1
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A copper alloy Roman radiate of Tetricus I, dating to the period AD 271-274 (Reece Period 13). PAX AVG reverse type depicting Pax standing lef…
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PAS record number: NLM-826687

Record: NLM-826687
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Copper alloy Coin. Radiate of Tetricus I (271-274), issue of Mainz or Trier mint, 273-274, RIC volume 5 part 2 no. 88, Reece period 13. Obver…
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