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CNG 91, Lot: 1137. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

UNCERTAIN GERMANIC TRIBES, Pseudo-Imperial coinage. Mid to late 5th century AD. AV Solidus (22mm, 4.35 g, 6h). Imitating Roman emperor Arcadius. D N ABCADI VS PP AVC, pearl-and-rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / OИCOBOI Λ ΛVCCC, Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, head right, holding scepter and shield inscribed IOI/MVY/X; Γ//(wedge)OИO(wedge). Fagerlie -; MEC 1, -; Peus 337, lot 651 (same obv. die). Near EF, obverse struck with slightly rusty die, triple strike on reverse, evidence of prior lacquering.