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ID:     82001056
Type:     Ancient Imitations
Issuer:     Barbarous Radiates imitating Tetricus
Date Ruled:     3rd-4th Century AD
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Antoninianus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 3rd-4th Century
Weight:     3.00 g
Die Axis:     9 h
Obverse Description:     Radiate head right
Reverse Description:     Figure, holding spear, standing right, his hand on captive to right, standing right
Primary Reference:     Unpublished
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     VF.
Notes:     Sale: CNG 82, Lot: 1056 While the obverse of this issue clearly imitates one of the Tetrici, the reverse is a novel type. There are many official issues that feature a figure holding a transverse spear, either the emperor, a soldier, Mars, or Virtus, but the accompanying captive standing to his right is unknown. The style and fabric are most similar to the barbarous radiates found in hoards deposited in Gaul. Although there are a few small issues featuring a similarly depicted Virtus with a seated captive before him, these emperor/soldier/Virtus-and-captive types are far more prevalent in Roman coinage of the 4th century AD, so it is likely that the present issue was struck in that century.