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353, Lot: 711. Estimate $500.
Sold for $475. 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 Zeno. D N ZENO DERP ΛVC , pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed facing bust, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman spearing an enemy / VIC(T overC)OP Λ ΛVCCC , Victory standing left, holding long, jeweled cross; star to right; S//COИOB. Cf. RIC X 8105 (for type); cf. Depeyrot 108/1 (same); Faegerlie –; MEC 1, –. Good Fine, a few field marks, evidence of prior mounting.

From the collection of Dr. Lawrence A. Adams. Ex Frederick S. Knobloch Collection (Part II, Stack’s, 5 May 1984), lot 1841; Giacomo Opezzo Collection.