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Mainz or Trier AD 273-274 billon antoninianus 2.22 g 1.69 cm 1.69 cm 12h

obverse: hd Tetricus II r radiate, draped and cuirassed C PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
reverse: Spes advancing l holding flower and lifting skirt SPES AVGG
RCV III 11292, RIC 270, C 88
Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam 9 Jan 1983 

Gallic Empire
Tetricus II, Gaius Pius Esuvius Tetricus (as his father) 273-274 (Caesar under Tetricus I)
After the Tetrici were defeated by Aurelianus at Chalon-sur-Marne they lived the remainder of their days in Rome.

AVGG because Tetricus II (his son) was also elevated to the rank of Augustus,
or it reflect the desire of the Gallic emperor to be co-emperor with Aurelianus in Rome.

The antoniniani were sometimes carelessly produced and were much imitated by irregular mints in Gaul and Britain.

Barbarous Radiate (see obv legend and the abstract quality like the Celtic coinage of an earlier age).