Gallic Empire, I, mid 271 - Spring 274 A.D.
During the Crisis of the Third Century (235 - 284 A.D.), the Roman Empire nearly collapsed under the combined pressures of invasion, civil war, plague, and economic depression. In the western provinces official mints did not meet the needs for low value coinage and unofficial private mints struck imitations of Roman coins (usually ). These unofficial imitations, called barbarous radiates today, were not counterfeits. They were smaller than issues, were not intended to deceive, and probably only functioned as small change. The most frequently imitated prototypes are of the Gallic emperors I and his son, .RA79592. , 136, 170, 11250, - (p. ci), VF, nice portrait, nice green , tight with edge cracks, light scratches, earthen deposits, 2.640 g, maximum 18.2 mm, 0o, Agrippinensis (Cologne, Germany) mint, 272 - 273 A.D.; IMP C TETRICVS , and draped right; , walking left, flower in right hand, raising fold of with left; ex Rusty Romans; $26.00 (Ä23.14)
"the Apostate," February 360 - 26 June 363 A.D.
was the Roman personification of Hope. In art is normally depicted carrying flowers or a , but on coins she is almost invariably depicted holding a flower in her extended right hand, while the left is raising a fold of her dress. She was also named "ultima dea" - for Hope is the last resort of men. On this coin, the , Julian, the designated successor of the emperor, is identified as the hope for the future of the Roman people.
BB83801. Bronze reduced maiorina, 394, F, scratches, tight, , 1.538 g, maximum 17.3 mm, 180o, (Sisak, Croatia) mint, as , 6 Nov 355 - 3 Nov 361 A.D.; D N IVLIANVS , draped and right; REIPVBLICE, emperor standing left in military garb, globe in right hand, spear in left, [...]SISē in ; ; $9.00 (Ä8.01)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D.
810 note, "Does the variant of the with the , occur?"RB78064. , 338c, 519, 403, 810 var. (slight drapery), 543 (same), 459 var. (same), 3200, aF, potentially active corrosion, 25.548 g, maximum 33.2 mm, 180o, Rome mint, c. 109 - 110 A.D.; NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P P, laureate right, on left shoulder; , advancing left, raising flower in right hand, raising drapery with left hand, flanking across ; $1.99 (Ä1.77)
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