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Theodoric, Copper, Half Follis, Rome, 493-circa 526

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Roma facing right, draped and wearing helmet. 

IMVICT -ROMA

Reverse

Capitoline wolf with twins with Christogram () flanked by stars above.

Exergue

XX

Obverse

Bust of Roma facing right, draped and wearing helmet. 

IMVICT -ROMA

Reverse

Capitoline wolf with twins with Christogram () flanked by stars above.

Exergue

XX

Accession number BZC.1948.17.3850
Ruler Theodoric
Metal Copper
Denomination Half Follis
Mint Rome
Date 493circa 526
Diameter 19.0 mm
Weight 5.09 g
Relation of Dies 5:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

A follis of type AE 4 (see Arslan, “La monetazione dei Goti) issued by Theodoric.

MIB 1:89, 131, no. 71c.

MIB 2:31 (Rome, 512–522).

E. Arslan, “La monetazione dei Goti,” 35, 69, plate 3, type AE 4.

E. Arslan, Le monete di Ostrogoti longobardi e vandali: Catalogo delle civiche raccolte numismatiche di Milano, 39, nos. 51–55.

Corpus nummorum Italicorum: Primo tentativo di un catalago generale delle monete medievali e moderne coniate in Italia o da italiani in altri paesi, 15.1:7, no. 32 (Rome).

P. Grierson and M. Blackburn, Medieval European Coinage, 1: no. 99 (heavy series, Rome).

F. F. Kraus, Die Münzen Odovacars und des Ostgotenreiches in Italien, 221, no. 30 (Rome).

S. Suchodolksi, “Remarques sur les monnaies des Ostrogoths,” 158 (type following that with an eagle from 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, 105, nos. 32–33 (Rome).

Acquisition History

Acquired from estate of Hayford Peirce, 1948