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Theodoric, Gold, Tremissis, Rome, 491-518

 
 

Obverse

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

DNANASTA-SIVSPFAVC

Reverse

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

VICTORIAAVCUSTORVM

Symbol

Eight-pointed star in right field.

Exergue

COMOB

Obverse

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

DNANASTA-SIVSPFAVC

Reverse

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

VICTORIAAVCUSTORVM

Symbol

Eight-pointed star in right field.

Exergue

COMOB

Accession number BZC.1948.17.3829
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

Commentary

A tremissis of type AV 18 (see Arslan, “La monetazione dei Goti”) issued by Theodoric in the name of Anastasios I.

MIB 1:10, 83, 129 (Rome, 492–518)

E. Arslan, “La monetazione dei Goti,” 65, plate 1, type AV 18.

E. Arslan, Le monete di Ostrogoti longobardi e vandali: Catalogo delle civiche raccolte numismatiche di Milano, 35–36, nos. 13–16.

Ž. Demo, Ostrogothic Coinage from Collections in Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, 77–78, nos. 12–29 (Rome, April 11, 491–July 518).

F. F. Kraus, Die Münzen Odovacars und des Ostgotenreiches in Italien, 86, no. 19 (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. 806: 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, 47, no. 11 (Ravenna).

Acquisition History

From Hayford Pierce, 1948