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Lot 1133





Estimate: 1'750 CHF   |   Starting price: 1'400 CHF Price realized: 6'500 CHF
THE OSTROGOTHS
Theoderic, 493-526
Pseudo-Imperial Coinage. In the name of Anastasius, 491-518. Tremissis, Roma 493-526, AV 1.41 g. DN ANASTA – SIVS PF AVC Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM Victory advancing r., holding wreath in r. hand and palm branch in l.; in exergue, COMOB. BMC Vandals 71. Kraus 24. MIB I, 3. Lacam –. MEC I, –. Metlich 10a.
Very rare. Good extremely fine
These types are very important because they were the prototypes for the following imitations, especially for the Visigoths and the Burgundians. According to Kent in Essays Baldwin, pp. 67-74, the type with Victory advancing r., holding wreath, branch and globe, was a celebratory motif as was the famous gold medallion with the portrait of Theoderic.

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