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Ancient barbarous antoninianus of Victorinus (ca.268-280 AD), PAX type, hoard coin from France

Ancient barbarous antoninianus of Victorinus (ca.268-280 AD), PAX type, hoard coin from France

Crude inscriptions:  VICTOI LHLIS, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Crude Pax standing, holding a scepter and an olive branch. Dark brown patina, 14mm, 0.41 grams, nicer than the scan.

Excellent quality for these, rare late imitation of Vicorinus. 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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