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

Lot nuber 1005

LOMBARDS, Pseudo-Imperial coinage. Circa 620-700. AV Tremissis (17mm, 1.44 g, 6h). Imitating a Ravenna mint issue of the Byzantine emperor Maurice Tiberius (582-602). Type I. Uncertain mint in Pavia (Ticinum [?]).


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 1005.
 Estimated: $ 1 500

Early Medieval, Gold

Sold For $ 1 300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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LOMBARDS, Pseudo-Imperial coinage. Circa 620-700. AV Tremissis (17mm, 1.44 g, 6h). Imitating a Ravenna mint issue of the Byzantine emperor Maurice Tiberius (582-602). Type I. Uncertain mint in Pavia (Ticinum [?]). Δ И MΛVR C TЬ P Ь VI, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VICTORIΛ ΛVIVITORVN, Victory advancing right, head left, holding wreath and globus cruciger; + to right; CONOR. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 30; cf. Bernareggi 1; Bernareggi, Moneta 1; Arslan 4; BMC Vandals 22; MEC 1, 303. EF.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins. Ex Künker 205 (12 March 2012), lot 1255.

Invading Italy from the north in 568, the Lombards, ‘unlike the Ostrogoths, came as enemies, without imperial authorization, and so were unable to take over the existing administration and run it in their own interests.’ Their earliest coins are copies of Byzantine issues from Ravenna, ‘distinguishable only by their blundered inscriptions and by a tendency on the tremissis to exaggerate the linear treatment and annular borders which are prominent features of Ravennate gold.’ Grierson p. 12

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.