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: LEIC-FCFDC8

Record: LEIC-FCFDC8
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Incomplete Radiate of Tetricus I (AD 271 - 274), Reece Period 13. Reverse type is illegible, possibly shows female figure holding branch.
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PAS record number: NLM-69DCF5

Record: NLM-69DCF5
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Copper alloy Coin. Radiate of Tetricus I (271-274), Reece period 13. Obverse description: Radiate head right. Obverse inscription: IMP …
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PAS record number: BERK-16E877

Record: BERK-16E877
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A worn copper alloy Roman radiate, possibly of Tetricus I and therefore dating to the period AD 271-274. Reece period 13. Unclear reverse dep…
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PAS record number: PUBLIC-0343E6

Record: PUBLIC-0343E6
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Copper alloy radiate, possibly of Tetricus I (AD 271-4) (Reece Period 14). Reverse illegible.
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PAS record number: YORYM-818EE7

Record: YORYM-818EE7
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A copper alloy radiate of Tetricus I dating to the period AD 271 - 274 (Reece Period 13). [LAETI]TIA AVGG reverse type Laetitia standing left…
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