Extremely Rare Rome 5 Nummi
|Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 800. Estimate $300.
Closing Date: Monday, 5 January 2009.
Sold For $2600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
527-565. Æ 5 Nummi – 1/4 Follis (2.34 g, 6h). Rome mint. D И IVS [TI]NIAS (both S horizontal), diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Christogram within wreath. DOC -; MIBE N229; P.J. Donald & P.D. Whitting, “Some unusual Byzantine copper of the sixth century,” NumCirc
LXXXI/12 (December 1973), 1 (same dies); SB -. Good VF, dark green patina with light earthen dusting. Extremely rare, MIBE cites only three examples, two of which are in museums (Turin and ANS).