Probably an ancient imitation.
Did you check on Ac Search
to compare ? Some of the examples there were mint
and have the same style
as yours, some have the same die axis
too. I have to admit the lettering look odd to me.
I’m checking on Ac Search
and also checked at Forgery Network
. The figures are within the style
of some other reported Minervas minted in Hispania
, but the lettering is bizarre even compared with the fake
examples. There were so many issues of Claudius
bronze coins in those times in Hispania
. Some as forgeries
and some due to liquidity shortages, so there may be hundreds of non matching cases. Anyway, I have no intention on changing or selling
it so I do have time to wait if a clone appears. Unfortunately I do not have nearby a specialised ancient numismatic shop
for verification in the flesh. But certainly will try doing so on any future trip.
Meanwhile, I will upload to the barbaric forgeries gallery
and perhaps someone can put some light on it.