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Tetricus II Antoninianus

Tetricus II Antoninianus, Caesar AD 273-274, son of Tetricus I (Emperor AD 271-274), minted at Cologne, RIC 255, RSC 60, Obverse:  radiate and draped bust of Tetricus II facing right, C P E TETRICVS CAES, Reverse:  Pontifical/Sacrificial Implements, PIETAS AVGVSTOR, an attractive coin with chocolate brown toning, a nice portrait of Tetricus I and good detail on the reverse, legends as shown on the small flan, an admittedly ugly duckling coin, but good detail overall despite its shortcomings (poor thing, as the Gallic Secessionist State was a poor thing at this time), Asking price:  $30 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Tetricus II Antoninianus

000_9038.JPG000_9037.JPG000_9036.JPG000_9035.JPG000_9034.JPG000_9031.JPG000_9030.JPG000_9028.JPG000_9027.JPG000_9026.JPG000_9025.JPG000_9022.JPG000_9021.JPG000_9020.JPG000_9019.JPG000_9018.JPG000_9015.JPGTetricus II Antoninianus, Caesar AD 273-274, RIC 248; Cohen 60; Van Meter 3 but with obverse legend 3, Obverse: radiate and draped bust of Tetricus II facing right, C PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES, Reverse: pontifical implements, PIETAS AVGVSTOR, chocolate brown toned coin, exceptional portrait of the young Tetricus, worn reverse but with the priestly implements very apparent, what attracted me to this coin was its admittedly ugly duckling quality, the number of Gallic Secessionist State (as it’s sometimes called) coinage is astounding actually, and I feel that this coin stands out in its portrait, which is of better quality by far than the vast majority of this caesar’s coinage, there’s no doubt that the coinage of this breakaway Roman region was, as the numismatist parlance goes, and quite accurately, debased, but there is a charm to specimens that retain some degree of quality, and I think this coin does, especially in its portrait, graded VF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, and yes, ugly duckling though it is, I’m sure there is someone out there who will take it in and love it, Asking price: $110 includes priority shipping and insurance000_9014.JPG

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Tetricus II Antoninianus

000_5225.JPG000_5224.JPG000_5223.JPG000_5221.JPG000_5220.JPG000_5219.JPG000_5218.JPG000_5217.JPG000_5216.JPG000_5213.JPG000_5212.JPG000_5211.JPG000_5210.JPG000_5208.JPG000_5207.JPG000_5206.JPG000_5204.JPG000_5203.JPG000_5201.JPG000_5200.JPG000_5199.JPGAD 273-274, Romano-Gallic Empire, RIC 424, 270; Cohen 88; Van Meter 5, 20 mm, 2.90 gms, Obverse: radiate and draped bust of Tetricus II facing right, C PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES, Reverse: Spes walking left, holding a flower and raising her robe, SPES AVGG, rich, dark chocolate brown patina, more than my photography shows, a lovely coin, and I quote from the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it: “Extremely Fine. Superb Example.” I concur, a beautiful coin, and striking and detailed, especially in hand, and I think an exceptional specimen of the coins of Tetricus II000_5198.JPG, and of his father (yes, Tetricus I!), and a coin of his to be posted soon, Asking price: $167 includes priority shipping and insurance

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