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Roman Imitatives

Ruler(s)/ Period: Tetricus I
Denomination: "Barbarous Radiate" (unofficial imitative)
Date of Issue: after 271 AD
Obverse: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Blundered legend
Reverse: Deity standing.Blundered legend
Weight: 2.7 gms
Diameter: 17.5 mm


Rather crude and blundered legends. Tetricus was ruler of the break-away Gallic Empire. Due to the rapid deterioration of the official coinage and the chaos of the new regime, clearly no one was much bothered as to what the coins looked like, official or not.

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