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Gallic Empire, Tetricus II, Spring 274 A.D.

Tetricus II's father succeeded to the throne of the Gallic empire after the death of Victorinus and made him Caesar in 273 and Augustus in spring 274 A.D. After three years of rule, the power of the separatist state had declined and in 273 A.D. Aurelian invaded. Tetricus I abdicated rather than fight the vastly superior forces of Aurelian. Tetricus II and his father were both honored by Aurelian and they lived quite comfortably in Rome. Rome in 271 A.D.

Romano-Gallic Empire, Tetricus II, as Caesar, 273 - Spring 274 A.D., Barbaric imitative

|Tetricus| |II|, |Romano-Gallic| |Empire,| |Tetricus| |II,| |as| |Caesar,| |273| |-| |Spring| |274| |A.D.,| |Barbaric| |imitative||barbarous| |radiate|
"'Barbarous Radiates' are un-official imitations of Roman antoniniani made to supply small change. Made from about 265 until the early fourth century (possibly sporadically into the fifth century), mainly in Britain and Gaul, the most common emperors copied were the Gallic usurpers Tetricus I and Tetricus II. Claudius II, Victorinus, and Postumus are not unusual. Gallienus, Quintillus, and Probus are rare, while Aurelian, Tacitus, and Numerian are very rare. Empresses are excessively rare. Radiates gave way to diademed-coin copies in the fourth century, but are found even in fifth century hoards." - from Moneta Historical Research by Tom Schroer
RB04071. Bronze barbarous radiate, EF, weight 2.02 g, maximum diameter 15.2 mm, die axis 180o, irregular barbaric mint, after 273 A.D.; obverse C PIV ESV CETV PEV, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; reverse AV [ ] SVC, female figure standing left holding cornucopia in left and uncertain object in right; from the Aiello Collection; SOLD







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