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21 February 2021
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Lot 762
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
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Ricimer, Patrician and Master of Soldiers, 457-472. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.11 g, 5 h), Rome, 461-467 or 465-467. D N LEO PERPE-TVVS AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Leo I to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG / R - M / CONOB Emperor, crowned and in military dress, standing facing, holding a long cross in his right hand and Victory on a globe in his left, and treading on a human-headed serpent with his right foot. Depeyrot 52/2 (under Libius Severus). Lacam pl.16-2, 4 = Monnaies et Médailles 43 (1970), 530 (same dies). RIC 2518 (during the interregnum). Extremely rare. Various marks, otherwise, about very fine.

From the Trausnitz Collection, acquired from Aufhäuser on 21 June 1988 (inv. no: 832074).

The last years of the Roman Empire in the West were ones of constant jockeying for power between a variety of powerful generals, usually of Germanic origin, and a number of ephemeral emperors who were usually assassinated if they were too competent, and also if they were not. The most important of all these generals was Ricimer (405-472), who was effectively the ruler of what remained of the Western Empire from the later 450s until his death. There are minor bronze nummi that appear to bear his monogram but no other coins do; however, a number of pieces, specifically this issue in the name of Leo I, the eastern emperor, almost certainly have to be attributed to him; for a good explanation of this, see the commentaries to the solidus that appeared as Triton XI (2008), 1049 and then as NAC 56 (2010), 507. As such this coin has to have been struck either during the reign of Libius Severus (461-465) or during the interregnum that lasted 18 months between the death of Libius Severus and the ascension of Anthemius in March 467.
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21 Feb 2021 21:21:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
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Lot 762
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Ricimer, Patrician and Master of Soldiers, 457-472. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.11 g, 5 h), Rome, 461-467 or 465-467. D N LEO PERPE-TVVS AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Leo I to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG / R - M / CONOB Emperor, crowned and in military dress, standing facing, holding a long cross in his right hand and Victory on a globe in his left, and treading on a human-headed serpent with his right foot. Depeyrot 52/2 (under Libius Severus). Lacam pl.16-2, 4 = Monnaies et Médailles 43 (1970), 530 (same dies). RIC 2518 (during the interregnum). Extremely rare. Various marks, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Lot 763
Starting Price: 500 CHF
OSTROGOTHS. Theoderic, 493-526. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.39 g, 6 h), in the name of the Byzantine emperor Anastasius I, Ravenna, A = 1st officina. D N ANASTA-SIVS P F AVC Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius I facing, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield, embellished with horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVCCC A / COMOB Victory standing left, holding in right hand a long jeweled cross; in field to right, star. COI 8. MEC 1, 112. MIB pl. 36, 9. Graffito in obverse field, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Lot 764
Starting Price: 300 CHF
OSTROGOTHS. Theoderic, 493-526. Solidus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 4.28 g, 6 h), in the name of Valentinian III, Copying Ravenna, 430-445. D N PLA VALENTI-NIANVS P F AVG Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian III to right; above, wreath. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG / R - V / COMOB Valentinian III standing facing, his right foot set on a human-headed serpent, holding a long cross in his right hand and Victory on globe with his left. MEC 1, 169. RIC 3715. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
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