Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 93   |   24 May 2016
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Lot 1129





Estimate: 1'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 800 CHF Price realized: 900 CHF
THE OSTROGOTHS
Theoderic, 493-526
Pseudo-Imperial Coinage. In the name of Anastasius, 491-518. Solidus, Roma 493-526, AV 4.43 g. DN ANASTA – SIVS PF AVC Pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, three-quarters r., holding spear and decorated shield with horseman and fallen enemy motif. Rev. VICTOR – I – A AVCCC A Victory standing l., holding long jewelled cross; in r. field, star, and in exergue, COMOB. BMC Vandals 61. Kraus 5. MIB I, 9. Lacam –. MEC I, 112. Metlich 8.
Very rare. An area of weakness on obverse, otherwise good extremely fine
Around the year 500, also Roma resumed minting solidi with the letter A at the end of the reverse legend. This type remained unchanged until the death of the emperor Anastasius.

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