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Lot 1132





Estimate: 1'750 CHF   |   Starting price: 1'400 CHF Price realized: 2'200 CHF
THE OSTROGOTHS
Theoderic, 493-526
Pseudo-Imperial Coinage. In the name of Anastasius, 491-518. Solidus, Roma 493-526, AV 4.38 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, CORMOB. (RM in monogr.). BMC Vandals 61 var. (without monogr). Kraus 5 var. MIB I, 9 var. (without monogr). Lacam pl. 58, 83 (this coin). MEC I, 112 (without monogr). Metlich 8 var. (without monogr).
Exceedingly rare. Good very fine
Ex Auctiones 7, 1977, 868 and M. Dürr - R. Michel 8 November 1999, Lacam, 263 sales. The M of COMOB appears to contain a monogram formed of the letters R and M. Also worth noting is the morphology of the rounded face which is different from the usual Roman portraits.

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