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Antoninianus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Tetricus

A work made of billon.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of billon.

Date:

271-274

Artist:

Roman; minted in Gaul (now France)

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the head of Emperor Tetricus, facing to the right. The back (reverse) depicts Laetitia, a Roman goddess of happiness, standing slightly left.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Antoninianus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Tetricus

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

271 CE–274 CE

Medium

Billon

Inscriptions

Obverse: IMP TETRICVS [P F AVG] Reverse: LAETITIA AVG N

Dimensions

DIam. 2 cm; 3.71 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.828

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