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ID:     77001077
Type:     Goths, Vandals
Region:     Uncertain Germanic Tribes
City:     Gaul
Issuer:     Julius Nepos
Date Ruled:     AD 474-475
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Tremissis
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD late 5th Century
Weight:     1.32 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     D N IVL NE-POS P F ΛVC
Obverse Description:     Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Description:     Cross within wreath, rosette at apex; COMOB
Mint:     Ravenna
Primary Reference:     CNG Triton XI, Lot 1077
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Notes:     Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 1077 The stylized bust, crude epigraphy, and rosette jewel on the reverse are distinctly different from Nepos’ issues at the official mints. Although this piece is clearly an issue of a Germanic tribe, these elements are also dissimilar to their known issues.