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Ostrogothic Authority, Gold, Solidus, Rome, 518-527

 
 

Obverse

Three-quarter view bust of Justin I wearing helmet and cuirass. Holds spear in right hand and shield depicting horseman slaying a barbarian on left shoulder.

DNIVSTI-NVSPFAVC

Reverse

Victory standing and holding long cross in right hand.

VICTOR I AAVCCCA

Symbol

Eight-pointed star in left field.

Exergue

COMOB

Obverse

Three-quarter view bust of Justin I wearing helmet and cuirass. Holds spear in right hand and shield depicting horseman slaying a barbarian on left shoulder.

DNIVSTI-NVSPFAVC

Reverse

Victory standing and holding long cross in right hand.

VICTOR I AAVCCCA

Symbol

Eight-pointed star in left field.

Exergue

COMOB

Accession number BZC.1957.4.53
Ruler Ostrogothic Authority
Associated Authority Athalaric
Theodoric
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Rome
Date 518527
Diameter 21.0 mm
Weight 4.43 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

A solidus of type AV 25 (see Arslan, “La monetazione dei Goti”) issued successively by Theodoric and Athalaric in the name of Justin I.

MIB 1:84, 129, no. 24, p. 37 (Rome)

E. Arslan, “La monetazione dei Goti,” 30, 65, plate 1, type AV 25.

E. Arslan, “Le monete di Ostrogoti longobardi e vandali: Catalogo delle civiche raccolte numismatiche di Milano, 37, no. 36.

F. F. Kraus, Die Münzen Odovacars und des Ostgotenreiches in Italien, 87, no. 26 (Ravenna).

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),” 205, no. 819 (Rome).

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, 48, no. 12 (Ravenna).

Acquisition History

Gift of Albert Friend