GregH Posted August 4, 2022 · Member Share Posted August 4, 2022 As a one-per-ruler collector, I am approaching my limit of being able to add new rulers. So my focus recently has been getting better coins. My most recent upgrade is Tacitus. He's a very ephemeral emperor, with a very brief tenure as emperor around 275/276AD, and possibly one of the few lucky emperors who wasn't murdered (he possibly died of old age!) His coins are pretty common for a short reign - mostly because troops needed to be paid to fight off the invaders, and the mints were cranking out these coins by the tens of thousands. Out with the old: In with the new: Denomination: Silvered Antoninianus (23mm) Mint: Lugdunum Obverse: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right Reverse: Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.Reference: RIC 65 This is quite a substantial improvement with a fairly artistic portrait IMO. My old coin will go on sale in the cabinet at a very reasonable price. 23 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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