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ID:     711615
Type:     Goths, Vandals
Region:     OSTROGOTHS
City:     Royal Issues
Issuer:     Theodahad
Date Ruled:     AD 534-536
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE Follis
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 534-536
Weight:     11.95 g
Die Axis:     1 h
Obverse Legend:     D N THEO DAHATVS REX
Obverse Description:     Moustached and mantled bust right, wearing ornate Spangenhelm; pectoral cross with expanding arms
Reverse Legend:     VICTORIA P RINCIPVM / S-C
Reverse Description:     Victory standing right on prow of galley, holding palm across left shoulder and wreath in extended right hand
Mint:     Rome
Primary Reference:     COI 89b (O-B2/R-M5)
Reference2:     MIB I 81
Reference3:     MEC 141-143
Reference4:     BMC Vandals 23 (same obv. die); Arslan 159-61; Demo -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     EF, dark green patina
Notes:     Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1615 Extraordinary state of preservation, from the finest style dies in the series Other ref: L. Cuppo Csaki, "The Copper Coinage of Theodahad: A Reappraisal," Proceedings of the 11th International Numismatic Congress (Brussels, 1997), P. 33