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Athalaric, Copper, Follis, Rome, circa 526-536

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Roma, facing right, draped and wearing helmet.

IMVICT - AROMA

Reverse

Eagle with open wings and head turned right. XL in left field.

Exergue

δ

Obverse

Bust of Roma, facing right, draped and wearing helmet.

IMVICT - AROMA

Reverse

Eagle with open wings and head turned right. XL in left field.

Exergue

δ

Accession number BZC.1948.17.3847
Ruler Athalaric
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Rome
Date circa 526536
Diameter 23.0 x 25.0 mm
Weight 7.63 g
Relation of Dies 12:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

A follis of type AE 7 (see Arslan, “La monetazione dei Goti”).

MIB 1:89, 131, no. 74a.

E. Arslan, “La monetazione dei Goti,” 35–36, 70, plate 3, type AE 7.

E. Arslan, Le monete di Ostrogoti longobardi e vandali: Catalogo delle civiche raccolte numismatiche di Milano, 41, nos. 85–94.

Corpus nummorum Italicorum: Primo tentativo di un catalago generale delle monete medievali e moderne coniate in Italia o da italiani in altri paesi, 15.1:4, nos 3ff (Rome).

F. F. Kraus, Die Münzen Odovacars und des Ostgotenreiches in Italien, 218, no. 13 (Rome).

P. Grierson and M. Blackburn, Medieval European Coinage, 1: nos. 101–9 (light series, Rome).

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),” esp. 203 (Rome, 491–518).

G. Sambon, Repertorio generale delle monete coniate in Italia e da Italiani all’estero dal secolo vo al xxo, no. 19.

S. Suchodolksi, “Remarques sur les monnaies des Ostrogoths,” 158 (precedes the type with the wolf, first half of the reign of Theodoric, before 512).

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, 103, no. 14 (Rome).

Acquisition History

Acquired from estate of Hayford Peirce, 1948