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E-auction 54-23910 - KINGDOM OF OSTROGOTH - ATHALARIC Bronze de 10 nummi, à la tête casquée

KINGDOM OF OSTROGOTH - ATHALARIC Bronze de 10 nummi, à la tête casquée VF/VF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 63 €
Maximum bid : 93 €
End of the sale : 28 April 2014 16:34:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Bronze de 10 nummi, à la tête casquée
Date: 526-534
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 2,50 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bronze sur un flan court avec des types centrés mais fortement usés. Patine sombre, assez lisse au droit mais croûteuse au revers
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : INVIC - TA ROMA.
Obverse description : Buste casqué, drapé et cuirassé de Rome.


Reverse legend : DN ATHA - LARICVS.
Reverse description : Guerrier tenant une lance, debout à droite ; encadré des lettres S-C / X.


Les lettres S et C du revers sont les réminiscences des initiales de “Senatus Consulto” tandis que le X correspond à la marque de valeur pour 10 nummi.
Ce bronze est au nom d’Athalaric alors que la plupart de ses monnaies sont encore au nom de Justinien dont il reprend les types.

Historical background



Mint on behalf of Justinian I

Athalaric, grand-son of Theodoric the Great (493-526) was the son of Amalasuntha and Eutharic. His father died in 522 and he succeeded his grandfather in 526. At his death in 534, his mother Amalasuntha fight the power Théodahad (534-536), nephew of Theodoric the Great.

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