Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 93   |   24 May 2016
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Lot 1152





Estimate: 1'200 CHF   |   Starting price: 960 CHF Price realized: 1'400 CHF
THE OSTROGOTHS
Theoderic, 493-526
Pseudo-Imperial Coinage. In the name of Justin I, 518-526. Quarter siliqua, Roma or Ravenna 518-526, AR 0.70 g. DN IVSTI – NVS P AVC Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev. Monogram of Theoderic; in field above, cross. All within garland. BMC Vandals 28. Kraus 65. MIB I, 49. MEC I, 121 var. (without AV ligate). Metlich 55 var.
Very rare. Of superb style, old cabinet tone and extremely fine
Ex NAC Autumn 95 sale, 1995, 718.
The continuity from Anastasius to Justin I and the conformity of the style point towards a probable attribution of silver and gold coins after 518 to the mint of Roma. This specimen bears the first type of monogram in which the horizontal bar intersects the leg of the R.

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