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Ancient barbarous antoninianus of Tetricus II (270-273 AD), struck ca.270-280 AD, hoard coin from France - rare type with a cornucopea bust behind bust

Ancient barbarous antoninianus of Tetricus II (270-273 AD), struck ca.270-280 AD, hoard coin from France - rare type with a cornucopea bust behind bust
Corrupt inscriptions, radiate and draped bust right - cornucopia behind shoulder / Uncertain deity standing left, holding branch and scepter. 17mm, 2.5 grams, nicer than the scan. 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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