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Lot 1099





Estimate: 800 CHF   |   Starting price: 640 CHF Price realized: 1'000 CHF
PSEUDO-IMPERIAL COINAGE
Odovacar, 476-493
In the name of Zeno, 474-491. Tremissis, Roma 476-493, AV 1.40 g. DN ZENO – PERP F AVC Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev. Cross within wreath; in exergue, COMOB. BMC Vandals 5-7 var. Kraus 10-12 var. Lacam –. Hahn 1988, ”Die Münzstätte Rom unter den kaisern Julius Nepos, Zeno, Romulus und Basiliscus (474-491), in RIN vol. XC, 25 (this coin). RIC –.
Very rare. Minor edge marks and slightly bent, otherwise very fine
Ex Hess-Leu 28, 1965, 602; Peus 287, 1975, 126, and M. Dürr - R. Michel 8 November 1999, Lacam, 253 sales.
The large head is a particular characteristic which stylistically links this coin with the tremisses and siliquae issued by the mint of Rome.

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