Numismatica Ars Classica
Spring Sale 2020  25 May 2020
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Lot 1278

Estimate: 500 CHF
Price realized: 7500 CHF
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Migration of the German Tribes.
Pseudo-Imperial coinage. In name of Justinian I, solidus, uncertain mint after 668, AV 20 mm, 4.46 g. D N IVSTINI – ANVS DD VI Helmeted, pearl-diademed and cuirassed bust facing three-quarters r., cross on helmet, holding spear and shield with horseman and enemy motif. Rev. VICTORV – LVTIS Cross potent on base and three steps; in r. field, E and below, CONOB. For obverse type, cf. DO 3. Sear 1 and for reverse type, cf., DO 5. Sear 942
A very enigmatic imitation. Struck from a slightly rusty obverse die,
otherwise extremely fine
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