Found on the Isle of Wight
VISIGOTHS, Spain. Uncertain king.
|Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 849. Estimate $2000.
Closing Date: Monday, 5 January 2009.
Sold For $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 507-580. AV Tremissis (1.48 g, 6h). Uncertain mint. Struck in the name of Justin II, circa AD 565-578. IVISΛII (two wedges) TI, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; cross on drapery / Pseudo-legend composed of wedges, Victory advancing right, holding palm and wreath; wedges below. Cf. Tomasini group JII 7; cf. Chaves 78; cf. MEC 1, 206. EF, Very rare. Found by a member of the Isle of Wight Metal Detecting Club, 20 February 2008, on farmland in the west part of the Isle of Wight (Portable Antiquity Scheme Reference IOW2008-1-91). Extraordinary find spot for a Visigothic tremissis.