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

Lot nuber 1006

LOMBARDS, Pseudo-Imperial coinage. Circa 620-700. AV Tremissis (11mm, 1.49 g, 5h). Uncertain mint in Pavia (Ticinum [?]).


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 1006.
 Estimated: $ 1 500

Early Medieval, Gold

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

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LOMBARDS, Pseudo-Imperial coinage. Circa 620-700. AV Tremissis (11mm, 1.49 g, 5h). Uncertain mint in Pavia (Ticinum [?]). IVNVΛ – – ΛVIHVII, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; B to right / IIIOIIVΛVIOП, cross potent; ΛИΛ. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 45; Bernareggi, Moneta 16a (same dies); Arslan –; BMC Vandals 5 (Perctarit) var. (rev. legend); MEC 1, 316 var. (same). Toned, hairline die break and marks in margin on reverse. EF.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins, ex Dr. Lawrence A. Adams Collection (Part I, Classical Numismatic Group 100, 7 October 2015), lot 387; Virgil Brand Collection (Part 1, Sotheby’s, 1 July 1982), lot 95; Max Verworn Collection (A. Hess, 14 June 1922), lot 237.

Compared to the ‘national’ Lombardic issues in the Po valley the ‘coinage of Tuscany was very different. It consisted of imitations of tremisses of Heraclius (610-41) and Constans II (641-68(, which had as their reverse type a cross potent instead of the standing Victory.’ Grierson, p. 21

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.