temp. Justinian I or Justin II.
|CNG 90, Lot: 1764. Estimate $500.
Sold for $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
527-578. Set of three circular coin weights, once owned by an individual named Donatus. All are lathe-finished, typical of the sixth century AD, and have pellet-engraved values on obverse, and owner’s name on reverse. Includes the following: (a)
6 nomismata (27mm, 26.45 g). N S across field, cross above, tendril below / ΔONATOY // (b)
4 nomismata (24mm, 17.88 g). As last, but N Δ on obverse // (c)
2 nomismata (18mm, 8.95). As last, but N B on obverse, ΔONA on reverse. Cf. Bendall, Weights
140-1 (6 unciae; for similar unusual shape and design); Rochesnard -; cf. Dürr 113 (same). Good VF, brown surfaces. Rare as matched set.