Marcus Claudius Tacitus, AD 200-276, emperor September 275 to June 276, during the final period of the Crisis of the Third Century; he was the last emperor elected by the Senate, succeeding Aurelian, with the usurper Florian (his half brother) for a few months in between. He was consul in AD 273 and in 276. He claimed descent from the historian Tacitus, but this is disputed. He died of fever during campaign in Cappadocia. He was succeeded by Probus. The obverse appears rather crudely done, while the reverse probably symbolizes his Roman victory over the Goths and Heruli, which gave him the title Gothicus Maximus. The coin is undated, but matches coinage minted at Ticinum. The coin represents typical styles of coinage during the Third Century Crisis. Alan Harway 2011.