3rd Century AD Barbarous Radiate Fair-VG

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Imitation of Antoninianus, a type of coin issued during the 3rd Century Roman Empire

Barbarous radiates were issued privately primarily during the Crisis of the Third Century (c. 259–274 AD) in the western provinces. They are not generally regarded as forgeries since they were rarely deceptive because they were smaller and cruder than standard issues. They probably functioned as small change.

These coins are quite average in quality but serve as a great entry point to anyone looking at starting out a collection of genuine ancient coins with a fascinating history.