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Uncertain Germanic Tribe
Uncertain Germanic Tribe

AV Tremissis, 1.29g. 13.5mm.  In the name of Zeno, 474-491 A.D. DN ZHNO PH PP IV.  Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust to right.  Rev. B(retrograde)ONOB in exergue. Cross within wreath.  cf. MEC 1, 57-60.

Provenance/Pedigree:

Ex: Michel Dürr and Roland Michel, Geneve, Auction November 8,1999, lot 252..

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Extremely Fine $3,000.
Uncertain Germanic Tribe
Uncertain Germanic Tribe

AV Tremissis, 1.43g. 13mm.  In the name of Zeno, 474-491 A.D. DN ZENO PERP AVG  Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust to right.  Rev. COMOB in exergue. Cross within wreath.  cf. MEC 1, 57-60.

Provenance/Pedigree:

Ex: NAC, Zurich, Auction 93, May 24, 2016, lot 1349.

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about Extremely Fine $1,500.
Ostrogoths, Theoderic, 493-526 A.D.
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Ostrogoths, Theoderic, 493-526 A.D.

AV Solidus, 4.44g. 20mm. Rome mint. Theoderic in the name of Anastasius.  D N ANASTASIVS P F AVG.  Facing bust, slightly turned, wearing cuirass and helmet and carrying spear and shield.  Rev.  VICTORIA AVCCCA; COIIOB in exergue.   Victory standing to left holding a long jewelled cross; star in field to right.  MEC 112var(lettering in exergue).  MIB 9var.    Lustrous and nearly as struck.

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Extremely Fine $6,000.
Ostrogoths, Theoderic, 493-526 A.D.
Ostrogoths, Theoderic, 493-526 A.D.

AV Solidus, 4.44g. 19mm. Rome mint. Theoderic in the name of Anastasius.  D N ANASTASIVS P F AVG.  Facing bust, slightly turned, wearing cuirass and helmet and carrying spear and shield.  Rev. VICTORIA AVCCC theta; CONOB in exegue. Victory standing to left holding jeweled cross; star in field to right.  Metlich 6 var.   Fagerlie 691ff var.  A few light scratches or graffiti in fields and some minor edge marks.   

This is an unpublished variant with a theta at the end of the reverse inscription indicating Theoderic, but without the usual Rome monogram in the field. Lustrous and with an exceptionally detailed Victory.  Possibly unique. 

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Extremely Fine $5,500.
Visigoths, in the name of Libius Severus
Visigoths, in the name of Libius Severus

AV Tremissis, 1.40g. 14mm. Toulouse mint (?) , in the name of Libius Severus, c. 461-470 A.D. D N SEVERVS P F AVG. Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Libius Severus to right. Rv. VICTORIA AVGGG; COMOB in exergue. Victory standing to left holding jeweled cross. RIC 3761( R 4). Depeyrot, p. 140,5 and plate 7,5 var. small scratch behind head. This issue has a unique barbaric reverse instead of the imperial cross within wreath; nicely toned and excellent strike.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Bank Leu, Zurich, Auction 72, May 12, 1998, lot 590. .

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good Very Fine $3,500.
Merovingian, 530-580 A.D. Ex: Cahn, 1932
Merovingian, 530-580 A.D. Ex: Cahn, 1932

AV Tremissis, 1.47g. 15mm. Pseudo-Imperial issue,   In the name of Justinian; c.530-580 A.D.  D N IVSTINIANVS.  Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust to right.  Rev. VICTORIA AVGVS, CONOB  in exergue.  Victory advancing to right holding wreath and small cross; star in field to left.  Belfort 5283 var(obv. legend).  

Provenance/Pedigree:

Ex: Cahn, Frankfurt, Auction 79, December 14, 1932, lot 946, from the collection of the Fürstenberg family of Donaueschingen, Prince Karl Egon II(1804-1854) and Prince Karl Egon III (1820-1892)

Ex: Jean Elsen, Brussels, Auction V, 1986, lot 741.
Ex: Lanz, Munich, Auction 123, May 30, 2005, lot 1163.

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about Extremely Fine $3,500.
 

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