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Tacitus Antoninianus

Tacitus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 275-276, struck at Rome, RIC 93, RSC 123, 22 mm, 4.21 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Tacitus facing right, IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, Reverse:  Salus standing slightly left, her head turned left, feeding a snake rising from an altar with her right hand and holding a long scepter in her left, SALVS AVG, XXI Delta in exergue, a beautiful coin with very, very light toning and nearly full silvering, a superb and sharp portrait of Tacitus, a detailed Salus and serpent and devices on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a very lovely coin well struck and centered, Asking price:  $190 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Tacitus Antoninianus

Tacitus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 275-276, struck at Rome, RIC 94, RSC 138, 22 mm, 3.11 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Tacitus facing right, IMP CM CL TACITVS AVG, Reverse:  Spes walking left, holding a flower in her upraised right hand and pulling up her skirt with her left, SPES PVBLICA, XXI in exergue, epsilon in the right field, a very lustrous coin with lovely near-full silvering, well centered and struck and sharp with a wonderful portrait of a detailed bearded Tacitus, a detailed Spes on the reverse, and full and clear legends on both sides, a beautiful coin indeed made all the more so with its just barely short of full silvering, pin sharp, Asking price:  $230 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Tacitus Antoninianus

Tacitus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 275-276, mint of Gaul, RIC 63, 5.66 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Tacitus facing right, IMP CM CL TACITVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Felicitas standing half-left, holding a long caduceus in her right hand and cradling a cornucopia in her left arm, TEMPORVM FELICITAS, a star in the right field, I in exergue, a lovely, lovely coin that has even and glossy jet-black toning (which made the photography difficult), a superb (!) and sharp portrait of Tacitus with a detailed Felicitas on the reverse and full and clear legends on both sides, a well struck and centered coin that is a true beauty and struck on an exceptionally heavy flan, Asking price:  $265 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Tacitus Antoninianus

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Tacitus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 275-276, minted in Gaul, RIC 65, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Tacitus facing right, IMP CL TACITVS AVG, Reverse:  Felicitas standing left, holding a long caduceus in her right hand and cradling a cornucopia in her left arm, TEMPORVM FELICITAS, Delta in left field, a star in the right field, attractive even medium green toning, excellent portrait of Tacitus, detailed Felicitas on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a lovely coin graded Nice VF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it,  Asking price:  $90 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Tacitus Antoninianus

000_4710.jpg000_4708.jpg000_4711.jpg000_4706.jpgTacitus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 275-276, minted at Ticinum, RIC 152,  24.12 mm, 3.8 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Tacitus facing right, IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, Reverse:  Providentia facing half-left, holding a globe in her upraised right palm and a long scepter in her left arm, PROVIDE AVG, Q in exergue, a lovely coin with even light black toning (made photographing a bit challenging for me), great portrait of Tacitus, detailed Providentia on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, well struck and centered on a very large flan, the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased the coin grades it EF/EF and remarks of it:  “A beautiful ant with a bit of silvering still remaining.”  A beauty indeed, and my photography does not do it justice, Asking price:  $145 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Tacitus Antoninianus

000_4343.jpg000_4340.jpg000_4345.jpg000_4339.jpgTacitus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 275-276, minted at Rome, RIC 89, RSC 52,  21 mm, 3.3 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Tacitus facing right, IM C M CL TACITVS AVG, Reverse:  Laetitia standing facing, her head turned left, holding a wreath in her right hand and an anchor in her left, LAETITIA FVND, XXIB in exergue, toned coin with much silvering remaining, great portrait of Tacitus, detailed Laetitia and devices on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a beautiful coin that is both glossily toned and pervasively silvered at the same time (make of that what you will, it’s a lovely coin!) with the exception of a spot in the upper left reverse field where the silvering is missing, a minor detraction at the most, and none to me!  Well struck and centered and graded Extremely Fine by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, Asking price:  $140 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Tacitus Antoninianus

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Tacitus Antoninianus

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Tacitus Antoninianus

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Tacitus Antoninianus

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