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353, Lot: 710. Estimate $500.
Sold for $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

UNCERTAIN GERMANIC TRIBES, Pseudo-Imperial coinage. Mid to Late 5th century AD. AV Solidus (22mm, 4.41 g, 6h). Imitating Constantinople mint solidus of Theodosius II. D И THEOOOSI VS P F ΛVC , pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed facing bust, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman spearing an enemy / IIIPXXXXII COS XVII PP, Constantinopolis seated left on throne, foot on eagle-headed prow, shield at side, holding globus cruciger and scepter; *-//COИOB. Cf. RIC X 285 (for type); cf. Depeyrot 84/1 (same); Faegerlie –; MEC 1, –. VF, a few light scratches.

From the collection of Dr. Lawrence A. Adams. Ex Stack’s (8 April 1989), lot 77; Frederick S. Knobloch Collection (Coin Galleries, 28 March 1977), lot 982.