Barbatous Radiates的全尺寸仿制品似乎有些不寻常。与原型机相比，它们中的大多数体积更小，而且许多明显更小，甚至小得多。在特特里西时期，高卢罗马官方硬币的产量尤其低(Bernstein, 2012)，因此，区分高卢罗马时期的官方硬币和非官方硬币变得困难。一种不寻常的野蛮的辐射式风格被用来接近质量，每个硬币的风格都包括被认为是贫穷的官方硬币。
Following the death of Julius Caesar in 44 BC, the coinage of the Roman Empire for three and half centuries was classified traditionally by the scholars as the “Roman imperial coinage” and the “Roman provincial coinage” (Alcock, 2012). The captivating repertory of Alexandrian types during the Antonine period got enriched with the help of a series of special bronze coins that was of great interest to the coin collectors. During the reign of Antoninus Pius, the one drachm series was issued principally that depicted the Labors of Herarcles. It was during the eighth year or AD 145/6 of the Antoninus Pius that the great Zodiac series was minted. The introduction of the Zodiac series was done with an aim of honouring the origination of the Sothaic Cycle during AD 139. The use of two traditional calendars of Egypt was made to mark the happening of the rare event that has its occurrence only after 1461 years.
The starting of the coinage was around 289 BC and the original casting was as a brass coinage which was later followed by three metal coins but majority of them were of silver Denarius. During this period, the coinages were used in a single province but under the imperial control and Roman provincial. Caesarea in Cappadocia, Alexandria in Egypt and Antioch-on-the-Orontes in Syria were some of the crucial mints of this kind of coinage. At Rome, there were some cases in which such “provincial” coinages were struck and then they were sent to the concerned provinces (Thomas, 2007). The bronze issues were accompanied by the Drachms, Tetradrachms, and the didrachms which were mostly composed of silver coins in the provincial issues. There was something lacking in an ethnic in the provincial issue that was also a common feature of provincial issues related to the people and place in which they are produced.
There was not seen any fit between the series of regular coins and the “Barbarous radiates”. Instead, they were only seen as a copy of the regular coins. At present times, there are sites that are found for hoarding the coins dated from the last three decades of the third century. The major countries in which such cites were found include Britain, France, Belgium, and many other north-western countries of the former Roman Empire including a large number of such copied of the currency.
The full-size imitations of the Barbatous Radiates coinage appear somewhat unusual. A majority of them are smaller in size in comparison to their prototypes, and many are distinctly smaller or very much smaller. The production of the official Gallo-Roman coins was poor specifically under the Tetrici (Bernstein, 2012) Therefore, it came difficult to make a distinction between the official and unofficial coins of Gallo-Roman period. An unusual barbarous radiate style was used for approaching the quality, and the style of each coin included the official coins that were considered as poor.
The production of the imperial coinage was based on the imperial authority mainly in the Antonine period of Roman Empire and was circulated widely since then. Under the provincial coinage, all the coins were included even though they were not “imperial” or it can be also said that those coins which were not listed in the publication of Roman Imperial Coinage were also included. The term “Greek Imperial Coins” was also applicable to the provincial coinage.