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353, Lot: 707. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LOMBARDS, Lombardy. Uncertain king. Circa 568-690. AV Tremissis (22mm, 1.47 g, 6h). Pseudo-Imperial coinage in the name of Byzantine emperor Maurice Tiberius. D И mΛVΠ C τb PP VC, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; N to right / VИTOΠIΛ ΛVIVITИOΠVИVI, Victory advancing right, head left, holding wreath and globus cruciger; to right, III above cross; CONOΠ. Cf. Bernareggi, Moneta 1 (for type); Arslan –; BMC Vandals –; MEC 1, –. VF, large X graffito on obverse and once holed and plugged at 6 and 12 o’clock (all repaired since the Brand sale).

From the collection of Dr. Lawrence A. Adams. Ex Virgil Brand Collection (Part 1, Sotheby’s, 1 July 1982), lot 90.