Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 93   |   24 May 2016
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Lot 1090





Estimate: 300 CHF   |   Starting price: 240 CHF Price realized: 500 CHF
MIGRATION OF THE GERMAN TRIBES THE VANDALS
Thrasamund, 496-523
Half siliqua, Carthage 496-523, AR 0.92 g. DN RG THRA – SAMVNDV[S] Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev. DN within wreath. BMC Vandals 12. MIB 6a. MEC I, 17.
Rare. Old cabinet tone and very fine
Ex New York sale XI, 2006, 407.
Thrasamund was the brother of Gunthamund and resumed the persecutions of the Christians. He also continued the wars against the Moors but he lost most of them. His wife was Amalafrida, sister of Theoderic, king of the Ostrogoths.

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