Rare BILLON barbarous antoninianus of Tetricus I (270-273 AD), sacrificial implements reverse

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Bearded radiate bust of Tetricus I right, crude inscriptions / PIETAS AVGG, sacrificial implements: ladle, jug and lituus, very crude letters around. Nice brown patina, 15mm, 1.7 grams. Nicer than the scan. Found in Britain.This coin, unlike the vast majority of barbarics, seems to be made of billon (low quality silver), and not bronze. It seems to have been struck on a cut and flattened older billon coin, not on a new planchet. These billon radiates are very rare.Ancient British barbarous radiates seems to have been produced between the reigns of Victorinus and ca.274 AD (after the Gallo-Roman Empire was reincorporated into the Roman Empire), 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.