You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Coins/ Search the Catalogue/ Ostrogothic Authority, Gold, Solidus, Rome, 527-536

Ostrogothic Authority, Gold, Solidus, Rome, 527-536

 
 

Obverse

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

DNIVSTINI-ANVSPFAVC

Reverse

Victory standing and facing left with long cross in right hand.

VICTOR-I-AAVCCCA

Symbol

Six-pointed star in left field.

Exergue

COMOB

Obverse

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

DNIVSTINI-ANVSPFAVC

Reverse

Victory standing and facing left with long cross in right hand.

VICTOR-I-AAVCCCA

Symbol

Six-pointed star in left field.

Exergue

COMOB

Accession number BZC.1960.125.13
Ruler Ostrogothic Authority
Associated Authority Athalaric
Theodahad
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Rome
Date 527536
Diameter 21.0 mm
Weight 4.55 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

A solidus of type AV 26 (see Arslan, “La monetazione dei Goti”) issued successively by Athalaric and Theodahad in the name of Justinian I.

MIB 1:84, 129, no. 28 (Rome)

E. Arslan, “La monetazione dei Goti,” 30, 65, plate 1, type AV 26.

P. Grierson and M. Blackburn, eds., Medieval European Coinage, 1:1, no. 122 (Rome).

F. F. Kraus, Die Münzen Odovacars und des Ostgotenreiches in Italien, 110, no. 1 (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),” 206, no. 833 (Rome, 527–534).

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, 60, no. 1 (Ravenna).

Acquisition History

From Leo Schindler, 1960, found in Corinth