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Ancient barbarous antoninianus of Victorinus (268-270 AD, minted ca.270-280 AD), rare SPES type, British find

Ancient barbarous antoninianus of Victorinus (268-270 AD, minted ca.270-280 AD), rare SPES type, British find

No legible inscriptions, radiate and draped bust right /..SPES holding a lotus flower standing right, 16mm, 2.21 grams.

The reverse is taken from the coins of Tetricus while the obverse is taken from the coins of Victorinus.

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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