Why add this Billon Double Denarius struck for Romano-Gallic Emperor Tetricus II to your collection?
Tetricus II was elevated to the rank of Caesar of the Romano-Gallic Empire in A.D. 273 by his father Tetricus I. His short reign came to an end in A.D. 274 when the fifteen-year-old Empire was retaken by Roman Emperor Aurelian after the Battle of Chalons. This Double Denarius of Tetricus II was issued during his term as Caesar, struck from a metallic content composed mostly of bronze with a wash of silver, known as billon.
Remarkable image details
The portrait of Emperor Tetricus II appears on the obverse, facing right, in a radiate crown, which symbolizes the Double Denarius denomination. Inscribed "C PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES," which translates to "Caius Pius Esuvius Tetricus Caesar."
The reverse design features the standing image of the Roman goddess of peace, Pax. She is portrayed looking to the left, holding an olive branch in her right hand and a scepter in her left, accompanied by the inscription "PAX AVG."
Graded Choice Extremely Fine by NGC
This Billon Double Denarius is authenticated as coinage struck A.D. 274 for Romano-Gallic Emperor Tetricus II, and graded Choice Extremely Fine by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's ancient coin specialists. This superbly struck coin, having a Sheldon Scale grade equivalent of 45, features a complete imagery with visible wear notable on highest surfaces of the design.
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|Year of Issue:||AD 274|
|Legal Tender:||Roman Empire|