Barbarous imitation of a "soldier spearing horseman" of Constantius II (337-361 AD)

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Constantius facing right, blundered partial inscriptions ...IIIVVV / Soldier spearing horseman, garbled inscriptions. Imitating an AE3 of Constantius II from Lyons mint. 12mm, very nice for these, brownish patina. Minted ca.350-358 in Britain. Barbarous coins in Britain were struck because of the coinage shortage in roughly the same time period as the originals. They probably saw only local circulation and the usage of the FEL TEMP RAPARATIO imitations did not extend beyond 358 AD, when the "soldier spearing horseman" type was discontinued. Please check our huge inventory @http://www.ancientcoins.ca