Author Topic: Vandals? Barbarous? Unpublished? Cross AE4 with legend, portrait left  (Read 814 times)

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Offline Finn235

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Got this one about a year and a half ago in a lot of ancients. All I know for sure is that it isn't Theodosius II or Valentinian III.

About 9mm and under a gram.
Diademed portrait left, no legend /
Cross surrounded by partial legend

What we can see of the legend rules out either the CONCORDIA AVG (GG) or SALVS REIPVLICE types, and I have never seen an Imperial cross nummus of any type with a left-facing portrait. Checked Wroth's BCM Vandals catalog, and nothing similar in there.

I'm stumped!
« Last Edit: July 10, 2017, 06:47:21 PM by Finn235 »

Offline Figleaf

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Had a look at this picture when it was still visible :(

I can see why you think it is Vandal. However, I couldn't find its likeness on the net...

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Offline Finn235

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Fixed the images!

Since it is (as far as I can tell) not listed under any known Vandal or Gothic king, it can only be assigned as "barbarous".