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Ancient barbarous antoninianus of Tetricus (minted ca.270-280 AD), IMPICVS on obverse, rare PAX AVGVSTI type, hoard coin from France

Ancient barbarous antoninianus of Tetricus (minted ca.270-280 AD), IMPICVS on obverse, rare PAX AVGVSTI type, hoard coin from France
Crude IMPICVS PF I AVG, bearded radiate and draped bust right / PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, holding branch and transverse scepter. Light brown patina, beautiful style, nicer than the scan, 12mm, 0.6 grams. Scarce. Found in a hoard in Northern France.
Rare type for an imitation, really neat combination of "IMP" and "TETRICVS" to produce "IMPICVS".
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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