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|Ruler:||Uncertain Germanic Tribes: Imitating a tremissis of Leo I|
|Period:||Late 5th, early 6th century A.D.|
|Obverse:||Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; "D N LEO PE-RPET AVC"|
Victory standing facing, head left, on globe, holding wreath and globus cruciger; star to right; |
"YIC(retrograde Γ )ARIA AVCST(horizontal retrograde S)RV" In exergue; "C(retrograde Q)NOR".
|Reference:||Cf. RIC X 611; MEC 1, –; cf. Pecunem 9, lot 830|
This coin, copying a tremissis of the Eastern Emperor, Zeno, was struck in pure gold It was made by one of the so-called barbarian nations that occupied much of the Roman Empire, possibly the Ostrogoths who were theoretically clients of the Eastern Emperor.
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