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 270 to 273.  This particular coin comes from a very large hoard reported to be from the region of Gaul, in which there were many barbarous and official coins of Tetricus buried togeather, demonstating that it dates to about the same time as the official coins.

Size : 17.4 x 20.1 mm.   Weight : 3.25 grams.

Reference : Possibly copies Sear-11264 and 11265.

Grade : Not a lot of wear, but only grades Fine due to weak strike.  The reverse is slightly double struck.

Obverse : Radiate bust of Tetricus right, with a crude inscription around coping that of Tetricus I, and you can make out most of his name.

Reverse : The figure most resembles Salus walking left, but only somewhat.  The reverse inscription starts with AVT and seems to end with GG, which is probably a corrupted VICTORIA AVGG inscription.


Price SKU: vcoin5083
US$ 14.50
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Rates for: 01/16/18

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