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Unpublished Tulga Tremissis

Sale: CNG 82, Lot: 1141. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 September 2009. 
Sold For $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

VISIGOTHS, Spain. Tulga. 639-642. AV Tremissis (1.48 g, 7h). Cordoba mint. + TVLGΛ RE, facing bust / + CORΛOIΛ PIVS, facing head set on cross with pellets at ends. CNV -; Miles, Visigoths -; Chaves -; MEC 1, -. EF, toned. Unpublished.

From the Giamba Collection.

The style and fabric of this piece are clearly ancient. The blundered reverse legend and the cross with pellets are unusual, however, and suggest that this may be a contemporary imitation.