Mad barbarous or maybe a Celtic bronze?

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Evening All,
I presumed this was just another tiny roman minim but after cleaning it, it looks too mad even to be barbarous and I think I can see the odd letter on both sides...might it be a Celtic bronze unit or a mad barbarous coin?

Hoping its the latter!

Many thanks in advance for any help!
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Barbarous I think. :thumbsup:
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fred wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 5:45 pm Barbarous I think. :thumbsup:
Yes I think you are right but the reverse has me completely stumped!
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fred wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 5:45 pm Barbarous I think. :thumbsup:
I mean that ones not fooling anyone!!!!!
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Barbarous as hell :thumbsup:

Most likely one of the Tretrici, leaning towards Tet 1.
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figgis wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 8:19 pm Barbarous as hell :thumbsup:

Most likely one of the Tretrici, leaning towards Tet 1.
The portrait is so bad it can't be imitating anyone can it? And what on earth is the reverse supposed to be imitating?!
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First glance looks like a Chichester cock type coin?

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Steve_JT wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 10:23 pm First glance looks like a Chichester cock type coin?

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Thanks Steve I honestly thought it did look a bit Celtic....
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100% barbarous radiate :thumbsup:
HolzHammer wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 8:26 pm The portrait is so bad it can't be imitating anyone can it? And what on earth is the reverse supposed to be imitating?!
I'm pretty sure this is Tetricus I, and believe it or not, the portrait is actually quite good compared to many :lol: The reverse, however...

The legend on barbarous radiates was very often gobbledegook - just there to "look right", and while the usual reverse types were reminiscent of matchstick men (or Mr Tickly from the Mister Men) trying to look like recognized deities, some were totally nonsensical.

To my eyes, that's what makes them special :thumbsup:
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HolzHammer wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 4:54 pm Thanks Steve I honestly thought it did look a bit Celtic....
As has been said its a barbarous radiate, ive found a Chichester Cock years ago and they are a big coin for Celtic bronze, not like this :thumbsup:
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