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Lot 1180

Estimate: 2'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 1'600 CHF Price realized: 5'500 CHF
Athalaric, Theodahad and Witigis, 526-540
Pseudo-Imperial Coinage. In the name of Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus, Roma (?) circa 530-539, AV 4.33 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. VICTORI – L LVCCC L Victory standing l., holding long jewelled cross; in l. field, star, and in exergue, COHOB. BMC –. Kraus –. MIB I, – cf. 28. MEC I, – cf. 122. Metlich – cf. 36 (Ravenna).
Very rare and in exceptional condition for the issue. Light reddish
tone and good extremely fine
Ex M&M sale 26, 1996, 1285.
This coin could also be an imitation for the portrait style and the peculiarity of the letters such as the V which tends towards a Y or COHOB which touches the exergual line.

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