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Uncertain Germanic Tribe

AV Solidus, 4.46g. 18.5 mm. Uncertain Germanic Tribes, in the name of Leo I (457-474 A.D.) Imitation of a Leo I solidus of Constantinople with barbaric style and degraded legends. OY LEO OE OOITAY(sic). Facing bust wearing cuirass, diadem, and plumed helmet; he carries spear and shield. Rev. VITORIA AYCCC(sic). Victory standing to left holding jeweled cross; star in field to right. CONOB in exergue. RIC_. Faegerlie_. BMC_. Lacam_. Collection N.K_ Cf. MEC I, 335 for a possibly related issue in the name of Zeno. Small scratch on reverse by Victory's waist; lustrous and nearly as struck. An interesting early imitative issue by one of the Germanic tribes; the crudity of the style and particularly of the inscriptions marks this as a non-Imperial issue. The exact tribal attribution from this period of migration is still uncertain.

 

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Extremely Fine $5,000.00
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 $3,500.00
Leontius, 695-698 A.D.., Semissis

AV Semissis, 2.19 g. 17mm. Constantinople. D LEON PE AV. Facing bust of Leontius wearing loros and crown with cross; he holds globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev., VICTORIA AVGUS. Cross potent on globe. DOC 3. Sear 1332. Scarce denomination and of unusually good quality with luster

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Künker, Osnabrück, Auction 236, October 7, 2013, lot 1350
Ex: Hess-Divo, Zurich, Auction 336, May 27, 2019, lot 383.

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Extremely Fine $4,500.00
Manuel I, 1143-1180 A.D.

EL Aspron Trachy, 4.57g. 34mm. Constantiople mint. Christ enthroned holding book of Gospels in his left hand and raising his right hand in benediction. Rev. The emperor wearing jeweled loros and divitision and holding akakia in right hand and the Virgin standing and facing; they hold long patriarchal cross between them. DOC IV, 3a. Sear 1958. Exceptional full types without the usual heavy double striking on a deeply scyphate flan.

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Ex: Künker, Osnabruck, Auction 326, October 7, 2019, lot 1886

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Extremely Fine $1,500.00
Ostrogoths, Municipal Coinage of Ravenna

AE Decanummium, 2.57g. 15mm. c.536-554 A.D. FELIX RAVENNA. Bust of draped Tyche to right. Rv. Monogram for Ravenna; cross above; all within wreath. MEC I, 150. MIB 72b. Lovely green patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Numismatic Ars Classica, Zurich, Auction Autumn, 1995, lot 738.

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Very Fine $525.00
Austria,Salzburg, Heinrich IV as King, 1009-1024

AR Denar, 1.32g. 19mm. Blundered legend for HEIN REX. Bust of King to right wearing crown. Rev. Central cross with pellets, triangle, and circle in quadrants. Hahn, Wofgang, Moneta Radasponensis, 94(obverse type XII/reverse A4). Lovely old collection toning and scarce

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about Extremely Fine/good Very Fine $1,500.00
Germany, Bishopric of Hildesheim, Berno, 1190-1194

AR Brakteate, 0.75g. 29mm. Bishop enthroned between two domed towers; he holds crozier and long double cross. Berger 1103. Mehl 76. Bonhoff _. Toned and of exceptional quality

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Extremely Fine $3,000.00
Germany, Regensburg, Otto , 976-982 A.D.

AR Denar, 1.34g. 21mm. Moneyer ECCIO. OTTO DUX. Cross with four pellets in the quadrants. Rev. REGINA CIVITAS ECCIO. Temple surmounted by cross. Hahn, Wofgang, Moneta Radasponensis, 17c1. Toned and with an exceptionally clear strike.

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good Very Fine $1,200.00
Germany, Regensburg, Heinrich IV, the Holy

AR Denar, 1.56g. 21mm. Struck as King, 1002-1024. Moneyer ECCHO. HENIRIC REX. Crowned bust of Heinrich to right. Rev. RNGSV ECCHO. Cross with pellets, circle, and triange within the quadrants. Hahn, Wofgang, Moneta Radasponensis, 29b2. Toned and scarce

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about Extremely Fine $1,500.00
Regensburg, Heinrich III, 1039-1042 A.D.

AR Denar, 1.22g. 18mm. 2nd period, 1039-1042 A.D. HENI RI...C. Crowned bust of Heinrich to right. Rev. Legend around central cross. Hahn, 38.

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good Very Fine $1,200.00
Germany, Regensburg, Heinrich IV, the Holy

AR Denar, 1.31g. 21mm. Struck as Herzog, 995-1002. Moneyer ENC(retrograde). HENRICVS DVX. Cross with four pellets in the quadrants. Rev. REGINA CIVITAS ENC. Temple surmounted by cross. Hahn, Wofgang, Moneta Radasponensis, 25c6. Toned.

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Very Fine $250.00
Germany, Regensburg, Heinrich IV, the Holy

AR Denar, 1.61g. 21mm. Struck as King, 1002-1024. Moneyer IICIC(retrograde). HENRICVS DVX. Cross with three pellets, circle, and two triangles in the quadrants. Rev. REGINA CIVITAS IICIC. Temple surmounted by cross. Hahn, Wofgang, Moneta Radasponensis, 27b1 Toned.

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good Very Fine $600.00

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