Tetricus I

Reece Period attributed: Period 13

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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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  • Preferred label: Tetricus I
  • Full names:
    • Tetricus I
    • Gaius Pius Esuvius Tetricus
  • Title: Consul of the Roman Empire, Emperor of the Gallic Empire
  • Predecessor: Victorinus
  • Successor: Aurelian
  • Definition: Gaius Pius Esuvius Tetricus was Emperor of the Gallic Empire (Imperium Galliarum), reigning 271-274, succeeding the murdered Victorinus and ending with his surrender on the battlefield to the Roman emperor Aurelian. Tetricus, who ruled with his son, Tetricus II, was the last of the Gallic emperors.
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