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Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 995

OSTROGOTHS. Municipal coinage of Rome. Circa 527-530. Æ 40 Nummi – Follis (27mm, 16.41 g, 12h). Rome mint, 3rd officina. Struck circa AD 526-534.


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 995.
 Estimated: $ 1 000

Early Medieval, Bronze

Sold For $ 2 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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OSTROGOTHS. Municipal coinage of Rome. Circa 527-530. Æ 40 Nummi – Follis (27mm, 16.41 g, 12h). Rome mint, 3rd officina. Struck circa AD 526-534. INVICT A ROMA, Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Roma right / She-wolf standing left, head right, suckling Romulus and Remus; XL (mark of value) above; • III • in exergue. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 20; COI 82a; MIB 70; BMC Vandals 25; MEC 1, 94. Green and red-brown patina. VF. A most pleasing specimen.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins, ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 452 (18 September 2019), lot 838.

The bronze issues of the Roman Senate, struck during the Ostrogothic ascendancy after the deposition of the last Western Emperor, Romulus Augustus, ‘represent a piece of inspired antiquarianism made possible the fact the Odovacar and Theoderic treated the Senate with respect, flattering its amour propre out of a regard for its possible value as an ally against Constantinople’ Grierson, p. 8

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part II will be held Wednesday morning, 15 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.