Tetricus II

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by nameless, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. nameless

    nameless Member

    This appears to be Tetricus. This one is the size of a dime and weighs in at 2.2 grams. Can anyone point me in the right direction?


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  3. iamtiberius

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  4. dougsmit

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    Your coin is a very nice example of something you may not appreciate quite yet. It is a double strike. The legends are a bit garbled because they combine the two strikes. The coin flapped over between strikes "flipover doublestrike". Look under the reverse figure on the reverse and see IMP TE. These can be premium if you can read a lot of both strikes combined in an artistic way but yours favors the second strike to a point that it is more a mess than a bonus.

    Tetricus I was a man with a beard. Tetricus II was his son and not old enough to have a beard. The reverse is spelled out on the reverse HILARITAS AVGG.
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