Tacitus - Augustus of Imperium Romanum from 275 to 276
Marcus Claudius Tacitus Augustus was Roman Emperor from 275 to 276.

He circulated copies of the historian Gaius Cornelius Tacitus' work, which was barely read at the time, and so we perhaps have him to thank for the partial survival of Tacitus' work. His claimed descent from the historian is most likely a fabrication, however.

In the course of his long life he discharged the duties of various civil offices, including that of consul in 273, with universal respect.

After the assassination of Aurelian, Tacitus was chosen by the Senate to succeed him. This was the last time the Senate elected a Roman Emperor.

He died of fever at Tyana in Cappadocia in June 276.
Tacitus
Emperor Tacitus of the Roman Empire

(1) Tacitus 275-276 AD
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; AK KΛ TAKITOC CEB
Reverse: eagle right, head left, wreath in beak; ETOVC A
Ref: Milne 4502, Geissen 3111, Curtis 18...
(2) Tacitus 275-276 AD
Obverse: IMP CM CL TACITVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and cornucopia
Ref: RIC V-1, 92, Rome
(3) Tacitus early 276 AD
Obverse: radiate, draped cuirassed bust right; IMP C M CL TACITVS P AVG
Reverse: Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and cornucopia; PROVIDENTIA DEORVM / XXIS
Ref: La Venera 2119-20; http://www.ric.m...
(4) Tacitus 276 AD
Obverse: radiate, cuirassed bust right; IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG
Reverse: Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia; AEQVITAS AVG / Γ / XXI
Ref: RIC V (1) 82 http://www.ric.mom.fr/...
(5) Tacitus 276 AD
Obverse: radiate head right, traces of drapery to front and rear of truncation; IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG
Reverse: Salus standing half left, holding patera and scepter, feeding snake rising from altar; SALVS AVG / XXIΔ
Ref: LV 817-60; RIC 1st 93 corr.; http:/...