UNCERTAIN GERMANIC TRIBES. Pseudo-Imperial coinage.
|Sale: CNG 82, Lot: 1104. Estimate $1000.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 September 2009.
Sold For $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Mid-late 5th century AD. AV “Solidus” (4.46 g, 6h). Imitating Magnentius. D N MAGNEN TIVS P F HVG, rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; A to left / VICTORIHE DD NN HVC ET CHH, Two Victories standing facing, holding wreath inscribed with VOΓ/V/MVL/X in four lines and set on column; RSLC in exergue. RIC VIII -; cf. Bastien 149/168 (for obv./rev. type; both Æ). VF, Extremely rare. Overstruck on a Constantinople mint solidus of Valentinian III (cf. RIC X 505).
From the Giamba Collection.