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Nice quality ancient barbarous antoninianus of Tetricus II (ca.270-280 AD), hoard coin from France

Nice quality ancient barbarous antoninianus of Tetricus II (ca.270-280 AD), hoard coin from France

Crude inscriptions, radiate and draped bust of Tetricus II right / Crude inscriptions, uncertain deity standing. Smooth brown patina, much nicer than the scan, 13mm, 0.48 grams, nicer than the scan.

Excellent quality for these.

Found in a hoard in Northern France. 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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