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Lot 1163

Estimate: 600 CHF   |   Starting price: 480 CHF Price realized: 700 CHF
Athalaric, 526-534
Pseudo-Imperial Coinage. In the name of Justinian I, 527-565. Half siliqua, Roma 526-534, AR 1.40 g. DN IVSTINI – ANVS P AVC Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev. Monogram of Athalaric; in field above, cross, and below star. All within wreath. BMC Vandals 30 (Ravenna). Kraus 40 (Ravenna). MIB I, 53a. MEC I, 126. Metlich 58 (Ravenna).
Very rare and in exceptional condition for the issue.
Light iridescent tone and extremely fine
Ex Nomisma sale 24, 2003, 332.
During Athalaric’s reign, coins adopted more Ostrogothic characteristics such as the monogram of the king on the half silique or the name in full over several lines on the quarter siliquae. It was Athalaric that reinstated the typological system of silver coinage which cannot be easily attributed to Roma or Ravenna.

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