Tacitus Emperor of the Roman Empire 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
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An BL Tetradrachm struck 275-276 AD in Alexandria
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; AK KΛ TAKITOC CEB

Reverse: eagle right, head left, wreath in beak; ETOVC A

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 7.6 g
25 Sep 275 - 12 Apr 276 AD
Milne 4502, Geissen 3111, Curtis 1835, SNG Cop 908, Dattari 5519, BMC Alexandria 2408
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An BL Antoninianus struck 275-276 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP CM CL TACITVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and cornucopia

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 0 g
Good silvering!
RIC V-1, 92, Rome
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An BL Antoninianus struck early 276 AD in Siscia
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

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.05 g
Issue 3, Phase 2
La Venera 2119-20; http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/3687
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An BL Antoninianus struck 276 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate, cuirassed bust right; IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG

Reverse: Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia; AEQVITAS AVG / Γ / XXI

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.85 g
early – VI 276 AD Issue 3
RIC V (1) 82 http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/3541
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An BL Antoninianus struck 276 AD in Rome
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

Diameter: 22.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.8 g
early - VI 276 AD Issue 3
LV 817-60; RIC 1st 93 corr.; http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/3550
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An BL Double Antoninianus struck 276 AD in Antioch
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust with paludamentum right; IMP C M CL TACITVS P AVG

Reverse: Tacitus in military dress standing right, holding short eagle-tipped scepter and receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding long scepter; CLEMENTIA T_EMP / E / XI

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
Issue 3, early 276 - VI 276
BNC 1837; RIC1st 211; http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/4092