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Triton XXI, Lot: 914. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

UNCERTAIN GERMANIC TRIBES, Pseudo-Imperial coinage. Circa late 5th-early 6th centuries AD. AV Solidus (20mm, 4.48 g, 6h). Imitating a Constantinople mint issue of the Roman emperor Zeno. D N ZENO PERP AVC, pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder with right hand, on left arm a shield decorated with horseman spearing an enemy below / VICTORI A AVCCC, Victory standing left, holding jeweled cross in right hand; star to right; I//CONOB. Cf. RIC X 910 (for protoype); cf. Depeyrot 108/1 (same); cf. MEC 1, 335 (for type; attributed to Odovacar) and 340 (imitation of Justin I; attributed to the Burgundians under Sigismund I); cf. Boutin 1000 (for type; attributed to the Ostrogoths). EF, areas of light toning.

Ex Rauch 102 (7 November 2016), lot 1336 (hammer €1900); Künker 193 (26 September 2011), lot 1106 (hammer €800).