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Baduila/Totila, Copper, Decanummium, Rome, 541-552

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Baduila in hemispherical crown and royal pearled cloak.

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Reverse

Standing figure of Baduila in armor facing front and looking left. Lance in right hand, left hands rests on an oval shield. X in right field. Pearl border.

FLVRAS - SMPR

Obverse

Frontal bust of Baduila in hemispherical crown and royal pearled cloak.

] ELAREX

Reverse

Standing figure of Baduila in armor facing front and looking left. Lance in right hand, left hands rests on an oval shield. X in right field. Pearl border.

FLVRAS - SMPR

Accession number BZC.1948.17.3845
Ruler Baduila/Totila
Metal Copper
Denomination Decanummium
Mint Rome
Date 541552
Diameter 20.0 mm
Weight 6.88 g
Relation of Dies 1:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

A decanummium of type AE 17 (see Arslan, “La monetazione dei Goti”) issued in Rome.

E. Arslan, “La monetazione dei Goti,” 41, 69, plate 3, type AE 17 (Rome).

Corpus nummorum Italicorum: Primo tentativo di un catalago generale delle monete medievali e moderne coniate in Italia o da italiani in altri paesi, 15.1:21, nos. 3ff (Rome).

G. Sambon, Repertorio generale delle monete coniate in Italia e da Italiani all’estero dal secolo vo al xxo, no. 88.

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, 94, no. 47 (Rome).

Acquisition History

Acquired from estate of Hayford Peirce, 1948