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Theodahad, Copper, Follis, Rome, 534-536

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Theodohad facing right with richly ornamented mantle, fibula, and pectoral cross.

DNTHEODA - HATVSREX

Reverse

Winged Victory striding right with palm branch in left hand and garland in right. S in left field and C in right field.

VICTORIA PRINCIPVM

Obverse

Bust of Theodohad facing right with richly ornamented mantle, fibula, and pectoral cross.

DNTHEODA - HATVSREX

Reverse

Winged Victory striding right with palm branch in left hand and garland in right. S in left field and C in right field.

VICTORIA PRINCIPVM

Accession number BZC.1956.23.2549
Ruler Theodahad
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Rome
Date 534536
Diameter 25.0 mm
Weight 8.34 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

A follis of type AE 13 (see Arslan, “La monetazione dei Goti”) issued in Rome.

MIB 1:90, 131, no. 81.

E. Arslan, “La monetazione dei Goti,” 37, 69, plate 3, type AE 13.

E. Arslan, Le monete di Ostrogoti longobardi e vandali: Catalogo delle civiche raccolte numismatiche di Milano, 47, nos. 159–60.

Corpus nummorum Italicorum: Primo tentativo di un catalago generale delle monete medievali e moderne coniate in Italia o da italiani in altri paesi, 15.1:15, nos. 1ff.

L. Cuppo Csaki, “The Copper Coinage of Theodahad: A Reappraisal” (lists 41 specimens).

F. F. Kraus, Die Münzen Odovacars und des Ostgotenreiches in Italien, 145, nos. 28ff.

P. Grierson and M. Blackburn, Medieval European Coinage, 1: nos. 141–43 (Rome).

G. Sambon, Repertorio generale delle monete coniate in Italia e da Italiani all’estero dal secolo vo al xxo, no. 61.

S. Suchodolksi, “Remarques sur les monnaies des Ostrogoths,” 161.

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, 75, nos. 19ff (Rome).

Acquisition History

Acquired from Tommaso Bertelè 1956.