Tetricus II Caesar – 270-273 AD

TETRICUS II

Caesar 270 – 273AD

Son of the Last Usurper of Gaul


Gaius Pius Esuvius Tetricus II was the son of Tetricus I. He was raised to the rank of Caesar at the time of his father’s accession. Aurelian was determined to retake the Gallo-Roman Empire that had been established by Postumous. Upon Aurelian’s invasion of Gaul, Tetricus I surrendered thus abdicating his throne to Aurelian marking the reunification of the Roman Empire. Aurelian spared both his life and that of his father. Tetricus and his son were allowed to live in peace within Roman society. Tetricus II eventually became a Senator of Rome.


Monetary System

Mint: Vienna (?).

Obverse Legends:

C PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
C P ESV TETRICVS CAES


DENOMINATIONS

AU Aureus
AE Antoninianus
AE Denarius (bare head)


The Monetary History of the World
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