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

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Roma facing right and wearing drape and helmet. 

IMVICT - AROMA

Reverse

Capitoline wolf with twins with XL above.

Exergue

IIII

Obverse

Bust of Roma facing right and wearing drape and helmet. 

IMVICT - AROMA

Reverse

Capitoline wolf with twins with XL above.

Exergue

IIII

Accession number BZC.1956.23.2553
Ruler Theodoric
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Rome
Date 493circa 526
Diameter 26.0 mm
Weight 12.3 g
Relation of Dies 12:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

A follis of type AE 3 (see Arslan, “La monetazione dei Goti) issued by Theodoric.

MIB 1:89, 130, no. 70 (Rome).

MIB 2:31 (Rome, 512–522).

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

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, 15.1:6, nos. 19ff.

P. Grierson and M. Blackburn, Medieval European Coinage, 1: nos. 93–96.

J. P. C. Kent, “Zeno and Leo, the Most Noble Caesars” (contemporary with folles of Zeno).

F. F. Kraus, Die Münzen Odovacars und des Ostgotenreiches in Italien, 219, no. 20 (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),” 203 (Ravenna, 491–518).

G. Sambon, Repertorio generale delle monete coniate in Italia e da Italiani all’estero dal secolo vo al xxo, no. 20.

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, 104, no. 25 (Rome, 2nd series).

Acquisition History

Acquired from Tommaso Bertelè, 1956