Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 93   |   24 May 2016
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Lot 1143





Estimate: 2'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 1'600 CHF Price realized: 2'000 CHF
THE OSTROGOTHS
Theoderic, 493-526
Pseudo-Imperial Coinage. In the name of Anastasius, 491-518. Solidus, Mediolanum 493-526, AV 4.42 g. DN ANASTA – SIVS PP AVC Pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, three-quarters r., holding spear and decorated shield with horseman and fallen enemy motif. Rev. VICTORI – A AVCCC D Victory standing l., holding long jewelled cross; in l. field, MD (in monogr.), in r., star and in exergue, CONOB. BMC Vandals –. Kraus –. Urlich-Bansa 194. MIB I, 18. Lacam –. MEC I, –. Metlich 23.
Very rare. Several marks in field and on edge, otherwise good very fine
Ex Leu sale 65, 1996, 547.
Solidi in the name of Anastasius that can be attributed with certainty to Mediolanum for the sigla MD, are extremely rare and 10 specimens are known in total. The mintmark MD follows on from the solidi in the name of Zeno struck at this mint, albeit with the mintmark in a different position.

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