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

Lot nuber 1000

VISIGOTHS, Spain. Swinthila. 621-631. AV Tremissis (21mm, 1.34 g, 6h). Cordoba mint.


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 1000.
 Estimated: $ 1 000

Early Medieval, Gold

Sold For $ 1 600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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VISIGOTHS, Spain. Swinthila. 621-631. AV Tremissis (21mm, 1.34 g, 6h). Cordoba mint. (star) SVINTHIL · RE+, facing bust / + CORΔOBΛ PIVS, facing bust. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 48; CNV 286; Pliego 367a; Miles, Visigoths 226a.9 (this coin cited); Chaves –; MEC 1, 236 var. (˝ in rev. legend); ME 257. Toned, slightly creased. EF.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins. Ex Millennia Collection (Part 1, Goldberg 46, 26 May 2008), lot 173; John Work Garrett Collection (Part II, Leu/Numismatic Fine Arts, 16 October 1984), lot 638, purchased from Jacques Schulman, 12 February 1922.

An example of what Grierson describes as the ‘characteristic Visigothic coin type is that established by Leovigild (in the mid 580s) with a facing royal bust on each side of the coin. It was maintained without exception throughout the reigns of Leovigild’s ten successors down to 650.’ Grierson, p. 22

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.