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Theodoric, Gold, Tremissis, Rome, 491-518

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Anastasios I facing right and wearing pearled diadem, cuirass, and chlamys.

DNANASTA-SIVSPFAVC

Reverse

Victory striding right with globus cruciger in left hand and garlands in right hand.

VICTORIAAVCUSTORVM

Symbol

Six-pointed star in left and right fields.

Exergue

COMOB

Obverse

Bust of Anastasios I facing right and wearing pearled diadem, cuirass, and chlamys.

DNANASTA-SIVSPFAVC

Reverse

Victory striding right with globus cruciger in left hand and garlands in right hand.

VICTORIAAVCUSTORVM

Symbol

Six-pointed star in left and right fields.

Exergue

COMOB

Accession number BZC.1948.17.3828
Ruler Theodoric
Date of Reign 475–526
Metal Gold
Denomination Tremissis
Mint Rome
Date 491518
Diameter 14.0 mm
Weight 1.42 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat
Graffiti

Obverse: X on emperor’s neck. Reverse: delta with long legs in right field.

Commentary

A tremissis of type AV 19 (see Arslan, “La Monetazione dei Goti”) issued by Theodoric in the name of Anastasios I.

MIB 1:11, 83, 129 (Rome, 492–518)

E. Arslan, “La monetazione dei Goti,” 29, 65, plate 1, type AV 19.

E. Arslan, Le monete di Ostrogoti longobardi e vandali: Catalogo delle civiche raccolte numismatiche di Milano, 36, nos. 17–18.

Corpus nummorum Italicorum: Primo tentativo di un catalago generale delle monete medievali e moderne coniate in Italia o da italiani in altri paesi, 15.1:9, no. 7 (Rome).

Ž. Demo, Ostrogothic Coinage from Collections in Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, 77, nos. 8–11 (Rome, April 11, 491–July 518).

P. Grierson and M. Blackburn, eds., Medieval European Coinage, 1:1, no. 114 (Rome).

F. F. Kraus, Die Münzen Odovacars und des Ostgotenreiches in Italien, 86, no. 20 (Ravenna).

I. Mirnik and A. Šemrov, “Byzantine Coins in the Zagreb Archaeological Museum Numismatic Collection: Anastasius I (A.D. 497–518)-Anastasius II (A.D. 713–715),” 203 (Rome, 491–518; cf. no. 807: Ravenna).

W. W. Wroth, Catalogue of the Coins of the Vandals, Ostrogoths and Lombards: And of the Empires of Thessalonica, Nicaea and Trebizond in the British Museum, 56, no. 67 (Rome).

Acquisition History

From Hayford Pierce, 1948