Radiate bust right, IMP C TETRICVS PF AVG / Spes advancing right, LAET-S. This coin is imitating a bronze antoninianus of Tetricus I (270-273 AD). Green patina, 16mm, 1.4g, nicer than the scan, a crude type. Found in Britain.Most unusual imitation the reverse copies the SPES type - the inscription started copying the LAETITIA type, but after engraving the first 4 letters "LAET.." the engraver switched to the right "SPES AVGG" inscriptions, correctly engraving the last 5 letters. Most unusual types.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 280s. 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.