Extremely rare! Barbarous antoninianus of Quintillus (minted ca.270-280 AD), imitating FIDES MILITVM, Spanish find

Regular price US$ 56.95

Shipping calculated at checkout.

Crude IMP QVINTILLVS PF AVG, radiate and draped bust right / Crude FIDES MILITVM, with Fides standing. 21mm, 2.39 grams. Found in Spain.

Barbarous copies of Quintillus are extremely rare.

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.



Access Denied