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ID:     800669
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Tetricus II
Date Ruled:     A.D. 274
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Antoninianus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 272/3
Diameter:     16 mm
Weight:     2.35 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     [C PIV ESV TE]TRICVS CAES
Obverse Description:     Radiate and draped bust right
Reverse Legend:     PIETAS AVGVSTOR
Reverse Description:     Sacrificial implements
Mint:     Colonia Agrippina (Cologne)
Primary Reference:     RIC 258
Reference2:     AGK 004a
Reference3:     Braithwell 188 (43 examples)
Reference4:     Mairat 434
Hoard Name:     Braithwell Hoard
Hoard ID:     Braithwell 188
Hoard Find Site:     South Yorkshire
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=111074
Grade:     Good VF
Notes:     Irregular flan. Ex Braithwell Hoard. The Braithwell Hoard was discovered by a metal detectorist in South Yorkshire in 2002. It contained 1331 antoniniani, with the earliest being a coin of Valerian's second issue at Rome, circa AD 254/5, and the latest a coin of Probus from his ninth, and final, issue of coins at Lugdunum (Lyon), dated by Bastien to AD 282. The vast majority of the hoard was composed of issues from the Romano-Gallic Empire, of which the issues of Tetricus I and II predominate. Richard Abdy and J.D. Hill have recorded the hoard, and will be publishing the full details in the near future. 6th emission