Reigned: 275-276 A.D.
|MARCVS CLAVDIVS TACITVS was born between 200 and 210. After Aurelian's murder in mid-275, the Army and the Senate both refused to name an Emperor, the Army out of contrition for its murder of Aurelian and the Senate out of fear of the Army. Severina may have continued to rule during this "Interregnum". Finally the barbarian incursions forced a decision and in the late fall of 275 the Senate chose Tacitus, a Senator. He moved east to deal with Goths who were ravaging Asia Minor. After some small successes he died in mid-276; it's uncertain whether he died naturally or at the hands of his men.( From MONETA, from www.numus.com)|
Billon Antoninianus (23mm 5.32gm ) Struck 275-276 A.D.
Obv: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SECVRIT PERP Securitas standing facing, head left, legs crossed, right hand on head, left arm resting on a column VI in exergue
RIC V 163, Sear 11812, Ex Honor Coin and Stamp
billon Antoninianus (23mm 5.32gm ) Struck 275-276 A.D.
Obv; IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev; SPES PVBLICA Victory, holding palm, presents wreath to Tacitus standing on right facing to the left and holding scepter. V in exergue RIC V 207