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: NMS-0E0B07

Record: NMS-0E0B07
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Copper alloy radiate of Tetricus I. Reverse; [PAX AVG], Pax holding vertical sceptre. Mint unknown. Further details illegible. Reece period 13…
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PAS record number: NMGW-CBB7D3

Record: NMGW-CBB7D3
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Roman copper alloy coin Tetricus I In Gaul (AD 271-4) radiate, mint II VILARITAS AVGG Elmer 789, Cunetio 2648 1.60g, corroded
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PAS record number: NMGW-CB6D94

Record: NMGW-CB6D94
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Roman copper alloy coin Tetricus I In Gaul (AD 271-4) radiate, mint I PAX AVG Elmer 775, Cunetio 2603 1.42g, corroded
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PAS record number: NCL-76CCFB

Record: NCL-76CCFB
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A copper-alloy radiate of Tetricus (Reece period 13), SPES PVBLICA reverse, dating 271-274.
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PAS record number: SUR-5F07AE

Record: SUR-5F07AE
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A radiate of Tetricus I dating to the period AD 270-273 (Reece Period 13). The reverse type depicts a figure standing left.
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