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ID:     722247
Type:     Goths, Vandals
Region:     VISIGOTHS
City:     Royal Issues
Issuer:     Swinthila
Date Ruled:     AD 621-631
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Tremissis
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 621-631
Weight:     1.35 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     +SYINTHIGL RI:
Obverse Description:     Facing bust
Reverse Legend:     +LSIDONL PIYS
Reverse Description:     Facing bust
Mint:     Asidona (Medina Sidonia)
Primary Reference:     Miles, Visigoths -
Reference2:     Chaves 181
Reference3:     MEC 1 -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     EF, minute traces of encrustation
Notes:     Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 2247 An unpublished variety from a rare mint. From the Marc Poncin Collection.Medina Sidonia is an ancient hilltop town near Cadiz. It saw its largest growth under the Moors, and later served as one of Spain’s most important ducal seats in the 15th century. A popular tourist destination, the small town retains much of its medieval character today.