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Lot 1088





Estimate: 250 CHF   |   Starting price: 200 CHF Price realized: 240 CHF
MIGRATION OF THE GERMAN TRIBES THE VANDALS
Gunthamund, 484-496
Half siliqua, Carthage 484-496, AR 1.04 g. D N RXG – VNTHA Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev. DN within wreath. BMC Vandals 3-7. MIB 3. MEC I, 8.
Rare. Dark tone, slightly rough surface, otherwise good very fine
Ex New York sale XI, 2006, 405.
Gunthamund was the grandson of Gaiseric and was a tolerant king. He attempted reconciliation with the Catholics, building new churches and recalling bishops in his kingdom. He also tried to conquer Sicily without success.

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