Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 93   |   24 May 2016
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Lot 1153





Estimate: 750 CHF   |   Starting price: 600 CHF Price realized: 1'500 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 0.73 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 31. Kraus 68. MIB I, 49. MEC I, 121 var. (without AV ligate). Metlich 55.
Rare. Old cabinet tone and good very fine / about extremely fine
Ex NAC 3, 1990, 146, and Lanz 70, 1994, 280 sales.
On the reverse of this specimen there is the second type of Theoderic’s monogram: compared with the previous lot, on this coin we notice that the horizontal line stops near the leg of the R, instead of passing through it.

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