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ID:     151339
Type:     Ancient Imitations
Issuer:     Imitation of Magnentius
Date Ruled:     AD 350-353
Metal:     Bronze
Struck / Cast:     struck
Diameter:     21 mm
Weight:     5.86 g
Obverse Legend:     D N MAGNENTI_VS P F AVG
Obverse Description:     Rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend:     FELICITA_S REIPVBLICE
Reverse Description:     Emperor standing left, holding Victory and labarum
Mint Mark:     PLC
Mint:     Imitation of Lugdunum
Primary Reference:     cf. RIC VIII 109
Reference2:     cf. Bastien 151a
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=44866
Grade:     Good VF, dark green patina.
Notes:     There are three unusual characteristics indicate that this coin is certainly an imitation: the unpublished obverse and reverse legend breaks, the atypical form of mintmark (Bastien 151a notwithstanding), and irregular style (particularly the neckline of Magnentius' portrait). Imitations of Magnentius' bronze are common, but the die workmanship of this particular specimen is superior.