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Lot 1105





Estimate: 100 CHF   |   Starting price: 80 CHF Price realized: 325 CHF
PSEUDO-IMPERIAL COINAGE
Odovacar, 476-493
Nummus, Ravenna (?) 476-491, Æ 0.80 g. ODO – VAC Draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev. Monogram within wreath. BMC Vandals 10-11. Kraus 36 a. MEC I, 64. RIC 3502.
Very rare. Green patina and fine
This is a nummus with a slightly simplified monogram on the reverse. Forgeries of this type were produced in the past centuries: the two examples in the British Museum (BMC 8-9) are Cigoi forgeries (MEC I, pp. 33-34).

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