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-11247 variety.

Size : 13.8 x 16.5 mm.   Weight : 1.47 grams.

Grade : XF on a slightly small flan so parts of the inscriptions run off the edges.

Obverse : Radiate bust of Tetricus I right.  The part of the inscription that is visible is RICVS P F AVG around.

Reverse : Salus standing left feeding a serpent arising from an altar, with the first part of the inscription visible as SAL.

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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