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Lot 1141





Estimate: 1'250 CHF   |   Starting price: 1'000 CHF Price realized: 2'500 CHF
THE OSTROGOTHS
Theoderic, 493-526
Pseudo-Imperial Coinage. In the name of Anastasius, 491-518. Quarter siliqua, Ravenna (?) 493-526, AR 0.81 g. DN ANA – [STASIV]S PP Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev. Monogram of Theoderic; in field above, cross, and star below. All within, garland. BMC Vandals 26 var. (cross instead of six-rayed star). Kraus 40. MIB I, 45a. MEC I, –. Metlich 52a.
Exceedingly rare. Old cabinet tone and very fine
Ex M&M sale 94, 2003, 502.
According to Hahn, this series, with the garland on reverse, belongs to the last period of silver coinage struck in Mediolanum.
Only very rarely does this issue appear on the market. To our knowledge, the last one offered was in a Schulman sale back in 1931, lot 737.

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