Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 93   |   24 May 2016
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Lot 1168





Estimate: 600 CHF   |   Starting price: 480 CHF Price realized: 1'100 CHF
THE OSTROGOTHS
Athalaric, 526-534
Pseudo-Imperial Coinage. In the name of Justinian I, 527-565. Decanummium, Roma 526-534, Æ 2.65 g. INVIC – TL ROML Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Roma r. Rev. DN LTHLL – LRICVS King standing facing with head r., holding spear in r. hand and shield in l.; in fied, S/X – C. BMC Vandals 65. Kraus 67. MIB 77. MEC I, 132. Metlich 85b.
Rare and in exceptional condition for the issue. Dark tone and about extremely fine
Ex Lanz sale 70, 1994, 282.
Variant with small head of superb style. The majority of issues of this type are of cruder style.

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