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CNG 103, Lot: 966. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

UNCERTAIN GERMANIC TRIBES. Mid – late 5th century AD. AV Solidus (21mm, 4.36 g, 7h). Imitating a Constantinople mint consular issue solidus of Theodosius II. OIITIIEOOO SIVSPPΛVC, pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder and decorated shield / SΛLVS ΠΞI PV(quadrate B) LICΛE, Theodosius II seated facing on curule chair and Valentinian III standing facing, each wearing consular robes and holding mappa and large cross; star above; COIIOO. Cf. RIC X 2333 (for prototype); Sergeev –; MEC 1, –; cf. Boutin 992 (for obv.); CNG 90, lot 1983 (same rev. die); GoMo 73, lot 545 (same dies). VF, toned. Very rare.

Ex MoneyMuseum, Zurich, Collection (Künker 257, 10 October 2014), lot 9218; Kricheldorf 45 (15 July 1996), lot 212.