OSTROGOTHS. Uncertain king.
|Sale: CNG 79, Lot: 1340. Estimate $1000.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 17 September 2008.
Sold For $1350. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 530-539. AV Solidus (4.44 g, 6h). Ravenna mint. Struck in the name of Justinian I, circa AD 530-539. Pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder and shield; helmet without trefoil, diadem ribbons “flying” to left / Victory standing left, holding long cross, six-rayed star in left field, •• at left end of exergual line and • at right end; • A//COMOB. COI 36b² (same rev. die); cf. MIB 1, 28 (Athalaric/ Theodohad) and 31 (Witigis); MEC 1, -. Good VF, small area of die rust on right field of obverse.