Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 93   |   24 May 2016
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Lot 1178





Estimate: 2'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 1'600 CHF Price realized: 2'500 CHF
THE OSTROGOTHS
Athalaric, Theodahad and Witigis, 526-540
Pseudo-Imperial Coinage. In the name of Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus, Ravenna or Roma circa 530-539, AV 4.38 g. DN IVSTINI – LNVS PG LVC Pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, three-quarters r., holding spear and decorated shield with horseman and fallen enemy motif. Rev. VICTOR – I – A AVCCC L Victory standing l., holding long jewelled cross; in l. field, star, and in exergue, COMOB. BMC Vandals 1 var. (AV ligate, Ravenna). Kraus 1 var. (AV ligate, Ravenna). MIB I, 28 var. (AV ligate, Roma). MEC I, 122 var. (AV ligate, Roma). Metlich 36 (Ravenna).
Very rare. Light reddish tone and extremely fine
Ex Elsen sale 71, 2002, 1801.

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