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Constantine I Ae3
« on: June 25, 2010, 04:16:44 PM »
Does anyone know if one of these:

http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/ukdfddata/showrecords.php?product=4541&cat=all

exists in 13mm diameter? I have one with same reverse etc but the AE3s I've seen online all seem to be 16mm or bigger...Barborous Radiate maybe?
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Re: Constantine I Ae3
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010, 06:49:58 PM »
The short answer is yes they can be that small, and are classed as AE4. May be official issues or imitations but often very difficult to tell.

Barbarous radiates are different. They are unofficial copies, most usually of the emperors, Claudius II, Tetricus I and Tetricus II. They were produced mainly during the 270s and 280s AD, when regular coinage was in short supply after the re-conquest of the breakaway Gallo-Roman Empire