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Ancient barbarous antoninianus of Probus minted ca.276-280 AD, SECVRIT PERPET type - Extremely rare!

Ancient barbarous antoninianus of Probus minted ca.276-280 AD, SECVRIT PERPET type - Extremely rare!

Very crude (but complete) IM C PTHOBVS ("S" is very faint, but visible), no other clear inscriptions / Very crude SE (?), Securitas standing, leaning on a column. Reddish brown patina, 16 mm, 1.34 grams, nicer than the scan. Excellent quality for these. Extremely rare.
Ancient barbarous radiates seem to have been produced between the reigns of Claudius II and ca.274 AD, when Aurelian banned the circulation of these small imitative bronzes throughout the Empire. It is likely that at least some of the barbarous radiates were produced after 274 AD all the way into the early 280's. The value of the barbarous imitations was almost certainly not equal to their official counterparts - they probably saw only local limited circulation, and fulfilled the role of token coinage in times of an acute coin shortage.
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