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

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Roma facing right, draped and wearing helmet. 

IMVICT - AROMA

Reverse

Capitoline wolf with twins with flanked by stars above.

Exergue

XX

Obverse

Bust of Roma facing right, draped and wearing helmet. 

IMVICT - AROMA

Reverse

Capitoline wolf with twins with flanked by stars above.

Exergue

XX

Accession number BZC.1960.125.1429
Ruler Theodoric
Metal Copper
Denomination Half Follis
Mint Rome
Date 493circa 526
Diameter 24.0 mm
Weight 9.85 g
Relation of Dies 12:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

A follis of type AE 4 (see Arslan, “La monetazione dei Goti) issued by Theodoric.

MIB 1:89, 131, no. 71b.

MIB 2:31 (Rome, 512–522).

E. Arslan, “La monetazione dei Goti,” 35, 69, plate 3, type AE 4 (clarifies distinction between MIB 1:131, nos. 71a and 71b).

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, 15.1:7, nos. 30 (Rome).

P. Grierson and M. Blackburn, Medieval European Coinage, 1: nos. 97–98A.

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. 21.

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, 105, nos. 30–31 (Rome).

Acquisition History

Acquired from Captain Leo Schindler, 1960, ex Beisser collection 1944.