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353, Lot: 712. Estimate $200.
Sold for $475. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

UNCERTAIN GERMANIC TRIBES, Pseudo-Imperial coinage. Mid to Late 6th Century AD. AV Tremissis (14mm, 1.34 g, 6h). Imitating a Constantinople mint tremissis of Justinian I. Uncertain mint. VVIIIII[...]IVI • IVIIVIVVIIΛ, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / IIIIIIIIΛVI • IVVIIIIIΛ[...]Λ, Victory advancing right, head left, holding wreath and globus cruciger; IIVIIIIII. NM –; cf. Berghaus & Schneider 24 (for protoype); cf. Belfort 5285 and 5307 (same); cf. MEC 1, 356 (same). Fine, wavy flan.

From the collection of Dr. Lawrence A. Adams, purchased from M. Louis Teller, April 1983.