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: WMID-6E8522

Record: WMID-6E8522
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A copper alloy barbarous radiate, copying Tetricus I (AD 271-4), dating to c. AD 275-85 (Reece Period 14), HILARITAS AVGG, Hilaritas standing …
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PAS record number: WMID-6D4E8E

Record: WMID-6D4E8E
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A complete copper alloy radiate, possibly of Tetricus I (AD 271 to AD 274), probably dating to the period AD 271 to AD 274 (Reece Period 13). …
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PAS record number: NMGW-0507CC

Record: NMGW-0507CC
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Roman copper alloy coin Tetricus I In Gaul (AD 271-4) radiate [LAETITIA] AVG G Cunetio 2645 1.38g, corroded
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PAS record number: NMS-EEF99C

Record: NMS-EEF99C
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Worn and corroded copper alloy radiate of Tetricus I. Reverse; [PAX AVG], Pax holding vertical sceptre. Some evidence of silver or silvering o…
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PAS record number: NMS-0E0B07

Record: NMS-0E0B07
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Worn and corroded copper alloy radiate of Tetricus I. Reverse; [PAX AVG], Pax holding vertical sceptre. Mint 1. Further details illegible. Ree…
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