Barbarous imitative of a Tetricus I, AD 271 to 274. Bronze Antoninianus

Ancient Coins - Barbarous imitative of a Tetricus I, AD 271 to 274. Bronze Antoninianus
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Denomination : Bronze Antoninianus.

Mint : Barbarous imitatives like this are generally from the Northern frontier regions of the Roman Empire, including Britain.

Date : Tetricus ruled from AD 271 to 274, but these imitatives may date any time from then to slightly later in the 3rd century, but as this comes from a group found with large numbers of official coins of Tetricus, it is probably dates to the 270's.

Reference : Type as Sear-11243 variety.

Size : 15.0 x 15.7 mm.   Weight : 1.07 grams.

Grade : VF

Obverse : Radiate bust of Tetricus I right, with IMP TETRICVS P F AVG around.

Reverse : Pax standing left holding a sceptre, with an altar to the left, with PAX AVG around.

This is a rather interesting barbarous coin, because the style and inscriptions are very close to those of an official Tetricus issue, but the very thin light weight (just over 1 gram) flan is certainly not an official flan.  I have not checked in to it, but I don't think the small altar to the left of Pax is normal for the coins of Tetricus of this general type.

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