Rare barbarous VIRTVS EXERCITI AE3, imitating Arcadius or Honorius, minted ca.395-401 AD

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No inscriptions, draped, laureate bust right / No inscriptions, Emperor holding spear and shield, crowned by Victory. 14mm, 1.4 grams. Imitating mint of Antioch, RIC X 70-71.

Coins of this type with a clear name are very rare. I accumulated a lot of barbaric coins for analysis for my book, and now will be selling them bit by bit. A full article about these coins will appear in my book about barbarous coinage (no title yet :-) in the end of this coming summer.