Summary: coin, Barbarous Antoninianus of Victorinus. O: Radiate draped bust R, [IMP C] PIAV VICTORINVS PF AVG; R: Sol walking L holding whip, right hand raised, ORIENS AVG.

Identification note: Imitations of 3rd century AD radiates – known as barbarous radiates – are very common in the UK. Some may have been struck in a similar manner to genuine coins, while others were cast in moulds. Barbarous radiates are often distinguished by their smaller size, lighter weight and sometimes by evidence of the casting process. Most, however, are identified by their crude style: Poor quality portraits, reverse designs and blundered inscriptions.

Identification note: layer 4. Sear 11173.

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