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Lot 1104

Estimate: 2'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 1'600 CHF ---
Odovacar, 476-493
In the name of Zeno, 474-491. Half siliqua, Ravenna 476-491, AR 0.88 g. D N ZENO – PERP AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev. Turreted figure standing l., holding sceptre and cornucopia, r. foot on prow: in field l. and r., R – V. Sabatier 12. LRC 672. RIC 3644.
Extremely rare. Old cabinet tone and very fine
Ex NAC sale 33, 2006, 638.
In the NAC catalogue, this coin was ascribed to Zeno. This collector however maintains that the coin was instead issued by Odovacar in the name of Zeno. Unfortunately the stylistic differences between the two are so subtle that it is virtually impossible to distinguish between them.

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