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: WILT-B79B0B

Record: WILT-B79B0B
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A worn copper alloy Roman radiate of Tetricus I dating to the period AD 271 - 274 (Reece period 13) PAX AVG reverse type depicting Pax standin…
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PAS record number: WILT-8E7AF7

Record: WILT-8E7AF7
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A copper alloy Roman radiate probably of Tetricus I dating to the period AD 271-274 (Reece period 13). LAETITIA AVGG reverse type depicting La…
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PAS record number: LIN-23153C

Record: LIN-23153C
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A copper alloy Roman radiate of Tetricus I, dating to the period AD 271-274 (Reece Period 13). SALVS AVGG reverse type depicting Salus standin…
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PAS record number: BH-222F26

Record: BH-222F26
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A copper-alloy radiate of Tetricus I, dating to the period AD 271 - 274 (Reece period 13). VICTORIA AVG reverse depicting Victory running left…
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PAS record number: YORYM-21B01E

Record: YORYM-21B01E
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A copper alloy radiate of Tetricus I dating to the period AD 271 - 274 (Reece Period 13). PAX AVG reverse type depicting Pax standing left hol…
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