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Grimoald, Gold, Solidus, Imitation, Benevento, 792-806

 
 

Obverse

Bearded frontal bust of Grimoald wearing disc-shaped fibula on right shoulder, pearl necklace, and double-diadem. Globus cruciger in right hand.

GRIM--VALD

Reverse

Cross potent on three steps. Pellet () on stem. G in left field and R in right field.

VICTORδPRINCIP

Exergue

CONO

Obverse

Bearded frontal bust of Grimoald wearing disc-shaped fibula on right shoulder, pearl necklace, and double-diadem. Globus cruciger in right hand.

GRIM--VALD

Reverse

Cross potent on three steps. Pellet () on stem. G in left field and R in right field.

VICTORδPRINCIP

Exergue

CONO

Accession number BZC.1948.17.3898
Ruler Grimoald
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Benevento
Date 792806
Diameter 21.0 mm
Weight 3.9 g
Relation of Dies 5:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

A solidus issued in Benevento by Grimoald III in imitation of Justinian II.

E. Arslan, Le monete di Ostrogoti longobardi e vandali: Catalogo delle civiche raccolte numismatiche di Milano, 72, no. 95.

M. Cagiati, La zecca di Benevento, 78, no. 9.

Corpus nummorum Italicorum: Primo tentativo di un catalago generale delle monete medievali e moderne coniate in Italia o da italiani in altri paesi, 18:154, no. 5.

P. Grierson and M. Blackburn, Medieval European Coinage 1: no. 1101.

G. Sambon, Repertorio generale delle monete coniate in Italia e da Italiani all’estero dal secolo vo al xxo, 70–71, no. 246.

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, 171, nos. 3ff.

Acquisition History

Acquired from estate of Hayford Peirce, 1948