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Alboin
BMC 12
Alboin, Lombard Kings, AR quarter siliqua in the name of Justinian I. 527-565 AD. 0.33g. II IVSTI-..SITAIC, garbled and partially retrograde / Cross patté on globe all within wreath. BMC Vandals, p. 125, 12.TextImage
Arab-Byz.
Album 122
Arab-Byzantine: Anonymous, ca. 713, AV solidus. Indiction year 11. Star / MDCXI, indiction year, inscriptions in Latin. TextImage
Arab-Byz.
Ashm. 560-562
Arab Byzantine coin, ca. 6th cen. AD, bronze imitative follis of 21.1 mm, 3.84 grams. Struck at the mint of Damascus in Syria. Caliph standing / Large M with "DAM" in Greek below. Ashmolean Sylloge (SICA) 560-562. TextImage
Arab-Byz.
BMC 2
AE26 Arab-Byzantine imitative issue. Justin and Sophia seated facing / Large M, inscription around.TextImage
Arab-Byz
Constans II
GC 190911
Arab-Byzantine imitation Follis of Constans II. 650-680 AD. NTT NIK to left and right of Constans, crowned and wearing chlamys, beardless, standing facing, holding long cross and cross on globe / Large m (lower case), AKN to left, cross above, A4A to right, TSON below. Goodwin Type E;TextImage
Arab-Byz
Goodwin E
Arabia, Pseudo-Byzantine AE 21mm Follis imitating Constans II. ca 650-680 AD. +EIST NIK, beardless figure standing facing, in crown & chlamys, holding long cross & globus cruciger / large cursive m, A/N/N/O to left, cross above, L/F to right, CION in ex. TextImage
Arab-Byz
SICA 542
Arabic imitative of Constans II, AE Follis, Emesa (Homs) mint, 640-680 AD. (from bottom to top) NOLAK, crowned bust facing, no beard, wearing chlamys, holding cross on globe / Large m (lower case), EMI to left, dot star dot above, CHC to right, tayyib (Arabic script) below. SICA I, 542; Ilisch 3.TextImage
Arab-Byz.
Walker 1
Arab-Byzantine. In the style of Justin II. After 641 AD. AE Follis (13.65 gm, 7h). Scythopolis (Beth Shan) mint. CKVQO POLHC, Justin II & Sophia enthroned facing, holding cruciform scepters; cross between / Large M; cross above, ANNO U/II across field; (diamond)/NIKO. APBQ A1, Album 98, Berman 16. TextImage
Arab-Byz.
Walker 17
Arab-Byzantine AE Fals. Damascus, circa AH 14-50 (635-760 AD). Standing emperor with diadem, cross sceptre in his right and cross globus in his left hand; in field r. L over S / Large M, cross above, beneath half circle, in exergue inscription resembling Q_O. TextImage
Arab-Byz.
Walker 94
Arab-Byzantine AE Fals. ca 685-695, Sarmin Mint, Arabic legend. Standing caliph. / transformational cross on steps. TextImage
Arab-Byz.
Walker 102
Arab-Byzantine: Anonymous, ca. 690s, AE Fals, Manbij, ND. Standing facing caliph, holding sword, no caliph's name / modified cross on steps. Album 3533. TextImage
Arab-Byz.
Walker_124
Arab-Byzantine, AE Fals. ca 685-695, Sarmin Mint, Type II, Arabic legend. Standing caliph / transformational cross on steps. TextImage
Athalaric
BMC 36
Athalaric, Ostrogoths in Italy AD 526-534. AE17 10 Nummi, Ravenna mint. FELIX RAVENNA, turreted, draped bust of Ravenna right / RAVE monogram within wreath. Value mark X below. BMC 36-37.TextImage
Athalaric
BMC 40
Ostrogoths, Time of Athalaric. 526-540 AD. AE Decanummi. 3.91 gr. 16 mm. FELIX RAVENNA, turreted, draped bust of Ravenna right / Monogram of Ravenna with cross above, all within wreath with O at top and X at bottom. BMC 40.TextImage
Athalaric
BMC 52
Athalaric, AE 4, 1.048 g, 9.7 mm, Ravenna mint. JVST-INIANII (blundered), diademed and cuirassed bust of Justinian I right / monogram of Athalaric in wreath. BMC Ostrogoths p. 67, 52.TextImage
Athalaric
BMC 69
Athalaric, Ostrogothic King of Italy, 526-534 AD. AE decanummium. Rome mint. INVIC-TA ROMA, Helmeted, draped bust of Roma right / DN ATHAL-ARICVS, Athalaric, in military dress, standing front, looking right, holding spear and resting hand on shield. S-C across fields, X in left field. BMC Vandals 69, COI 85b; MIB 77; Arslan ("Ostrogoth Bronzes") 23. TextImage
Athalaric
BMC 103
Ostrogoths, Athalaric, AE 20 Nummi, 526-534 AD. 8.33 gr. 21.24 mm. Helmeted bust of Roma right / Fig tree with eagle standing on each side, heads turned back. Below: dot XX dot. BMC p. 103, 19: Metlich.83b.TextImage
Athalaric
MIB 53a
Ostrogoths, Theodoric to Atalaric. AR half siliqua. Rome, 526-534 AD. In the name of Justinian I. DN IVSTINIANVS P AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Atalaric's monogram, cross above, star below, all within wreath. Hahn, MIB 53a. BMC 64, 30 (Ravenna).TextImage
Athalaric
MIB 54
Athalaric, AR Quarter-Siliqua in the name of Justinian I. 11.3 mm, 1.11 gr. Rome. AD 527-534. DN IVSTINIAN AVG, pear-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / DN-ATHAL-ARICVS-RIX in four lines within wreath. MIB I, 54; BMC 28-29 var (rev. legend breaks).TextImage
Athalaric
MIB 77
Athalaric, AE decanummium, 16.6 mm, 1.63 gr. Rome. AD 526-534. INVICTA ROMA, helmeted bust of Roma right, wearing imperial mantle / DN ATHALARICVS, Athalaric, in military dress, standing front, looking right, holding spear and resting hand on shield. S-C (S retrograde) across fields, X in left field. MIB I, 77; BMC -.TextImage
Athalaric
MIB 78
Ostrogoths in Italy. Athalaric (526-534 AD). AE17 Decanummus, 3.69 gr; 17.00mm. [INVICT]A ROMA, helmeted, draped bust of Roma right / DN-ATHAL-ARICVS-REX-X within wreath. (wreath ties forming an X below). MIB 78; MEC 133.TextImage
Athalaric
MIB 79b
Ostrogoths in Italy. Athalaric (526-534 AD). AE13 Pentanummus, Rome, 527-534 AD. 1.75gr; 13.00mm. [IN]VICTA RO[MA], helmeted and draped bust of Roma right / + DN ATHALARICVS REX around large V. MIB 79b.TextImage
Baduila
BMC 24
Ostrogoths. Baduila. 541-549 AD. AE10. Nummus. In the name of Anastasius. Blundered partial legend, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust of Anastasius right / Baduila's monogram, cross above, within wreath. BMC Ostrogoths 24.TextImage
Baduila
BMC 24
Baduila, Ostrogoths, 541-549 AD. AE Nummus, type B. 0.60 gr. 9.76 mm. Struck for Anastasius. DN AN.., pearl-diademed, draped bust of Anastasius right / Monogram of Baduila with small cross above, within wreath. BMC 24-27; Morello 33\a.TextImage
Baduila
BMC 28
Ostrogoths. Baduila. 541-549 AD. AE8. 2.5 Nummi. Ticinum mint. In the name of Anastasius. D N ANA-STASIVS, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust of Anastasius right / DN REX above B, all within wreath. BMC Ostrogoths p. 90, 28ff; MIB 88; Metlich COI 95.TextImage
Baduila
BMC 38
Baduila, Ostrogoths, 541-552 AD. AE17, 3.85 gr. Decanummi. Crowned bust of Baduila facing, wearing embroidered robes / DN BADV ELA REX in four lines within wreath. BMC 38; MEC 158; MIB 89.TextImage
Baduila
BMC 44
Ostrogoths, Baduila, 541-552 AD. AE Decanummium. 4.31 gr. BADVELA REX, Bust of Baduila, beardless, facing, wearing embroidered robes and crown ornamented with ball at apex, and divided in front by vertical bars into two divisions / FLOREAS SEMPER, figure in military attire standing right, holding spear and shield; X (value) to right. BMC 44-49; COI 98b; MEC 1, 162; MIB 90b.TextImage
Baduila
BMC 50
Ostrogoths, Baduila, 541-552 AD. AE 5 Nummi. 10mm, 1.01 gr. DN BADV.., Bust of Baduila, beardless, facing, wearing crown and robes / Lion advancing right, within wreath. BMC 50-52; COI 99; MIB 91.TextImage
Baduila
BMC 50v
Ostrogoths, Baduila, 541-552 AD AE nummus. 10.3 mm, 1 gr. ...REX, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / Lion advancing right. BMC 50-52 var (obv. type).TextImage
Baduila
MIB 89
Baduila, Ostrogoths, 541-552 AD, Decanummi. 16mm. Rome mint. DN BADVELA REX, crowned and mantled bust of Baduila facing / DN B-ADV-ILA-REX in four lines within wreath. MIB 89; Arslan 200.TextImage
Cunimund
MJ 170712
Cunimund, King of Gepids, Lombards. Sirmium. 560-567 AD. AR half siliqua. Imitative of an Ostrogoth coin of Justinian I. Illegible legend, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust of Justinian I right / DMA-like monogram, cross above, O below.TextImage
Forum 67701Ostrogoths, Quarter siliqua. Struck for Justinian. Unclear legend, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust of Justinian right / DN / INTA / SNTA / RIX in four lines within wreath. The legend would suggest Matasuntha, but RIX (instead of REX) is typical of Athalasunta's time. The coin is unpublished. The number is this coins reference is the topic no. on Forum in which the owner posted the coin.TextImage
Gelimer
BMC 1
AR 18mm siliqua of Gelimer. 530-534 AD. DN REX G_EILAMIR, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / D N over sideways G; cross above. BMC Vandals Gelimar, 1.TextImage
Gelimer
BMC 4
AE 10mm of Gelimer. 530-534 AD. GEIL, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / CM shaped monogram of Gelimer in wreath. BMC Vandals Gelimar, 4-6; MEC 1, 28-30.TextImage
>Germanic
BMC 12
Uncertain Germanic Tribes. Pseudo-Imperial coinage. Late 6th century AD. AR Half Siliqua (0.80 g, 6h). In the name of Justinian I. Struck circa 527-565 AD. [...] XVY TXVVKVVK, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Large Chi-Rho set on globe; five-rayed star on either side of base; all within wreath. Cf. MEC 1, 295-7 (Justinian I); Arslan -; cf. BMC Vandals 12 (Justinian I).TextImage
Gunthamund
MEC 13
Vandals of North Africa, Gunthamund (484-496 AD). AE Nummus, 0.49 gr, 8mm. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / D within wreath. MEC 13-14; BMC -.TextImage
Hilderic
BMC 9
Ostrogoths, Hilderic (523-533 AD), AE Nummus,Carthage, 6.5 mm. Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Cross Potent within wreath. MEC 1, 24-5; BMC Vandals 9.TextImage
Hilderic
MIB 8
Vandals, Hilderic, 523-530 AD. AR Denarius, Carthage. 1,21 g. DN HILDERIX REX, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / KART G FELIX, Carthage standing facing, holding corn ears in both raised hands. MIB 8.TextImage
Huneric
BMC 12
Carthage. Municipal Coinage. Ca 480-533. AE 11mm 4 Nummi. Class II. Struck circa 523-533 AD. Diademed and draped bust left, holding palm / Bar over N over IIII in three lines. MIB I, 20 (Gelimer); BMC Vandals 12 (Huneric); MEC 1, 55.TextImage
Italian mint
Hahn 99@3
Justinian I AE Decanummium. Dated Year 30 = 556/557 AD, of an Imitative Italian Mint. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / large I surmounted by cross, A/N/N/O to left, X/X/X to right, CON in ex. Hahn MIBE 99.3-6, p. 170, Plate 35. TextImage
Langobardians
Arslan 1
Langobardians. AV Tremissis (1.44 g, 6h). Time of Authari-Agilulf. Circa 568-690. Imitation of the coinage of Maurice Tiberius. D N MLVRC - TIb PP LVC, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / I VICTORIL LVIVITORVN, Victory standing facing, head right, holding wreath in right hand, globus cruciger in left; CONOB in exergue. BMC 22ff. var. Arslan 1.TextImage
Langobardians
MIR 797
Longobardians in Italy. Perctaritus, second reign (672-688 AD). Siliqua fraction, Pavia. AR 12mm, 0.11 gr. Cuirassed bust right / PER as monogramm. MIR 797. Cf. Wroth 15.TextImage
Lombards
BMC 4ff
Lombards, Lombardy. Ca 565-572. AR Half Siliqua (0.60 g, 6h). In the name of Justinian I or Justin II. Struck ca 527-578. D H IVS [...] S PD IVI, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Large Chi-Rho set on globe, six-rayed star on either side of base; all within wreath. Cf. MEC 1, 295-7 (Justinian I); Arslan -; BMC Vandals 4-8 (Justinian I) and 14 (Justin II).TextImage
Lombards
BMC 17
Lombard Kings. Pseudo-Imperial Coinage: Alboin-Cleph-Interregnum, ca. 568-584 AD. AR Half Siliqua 0.64 gm, struck in the name of Justin II (565-578 AD). DN IVSTI-NVS PP [VI?], pearl-diademed and draped bust right / Chi Rho with cross patée crossbar, star at lower left and right, all within wreath. BMC Vandals 17; MEC 297 var (emperor).TextImage
Lombards
BMC 22
LOMBARDS, Lombardy. temp. Rule of the Dukes (Interregnum)-Agilulf. Circa 568-616. AV Tremissis (1.47 g, 6h). In the name of Maurice Tiberius. Struck circa 582-602. D N mAVRC C TIb PP AVI, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA AVCVITORVN, Victory standing facing, head right, holding wreath and globus cruciger; CONOR. MEC 1, 303-4 var. (legends); BMC Vandals 22-3 var.TextImage
Matasuntha
Ranieri 311v
Ostrogoths in Italy. Matasuntha, wife of Witigis (536-540). Half-siliqua in the name of Justinian I, Ravenna or Ticinum. AR 14mm, 1.21 gr. DN IVSTINIANVS PP AC, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Monogramm of Matasuntha within plain line, cross above. Wroth Pl. X, 13 (Ticinum) var. Ranieri 311 var.TextImage
Odovacar
BMC 8
Ostrogoths, Odovacar in the name of Zeno. AR light siliqua. Ravenna, 476-493 AD. 0.59g; 13.26 mm. DN ZENO PERP F AV, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / No legend, Eagle, with wings spread, standing left, looking back, cross above head. BMC Vandals 8.TextImage
Ostrogoths

BMC 11
Quasi-autonomous issue of Rome, struck during the reigns of Athalaric and Theodoric, 494-534 AD. AE, 40 Nummi. 8.4 gr. IMVICTA ROMA (sic), helmeted head of Roma right / Eagle standing left, head turned right, XL to left, dot II dot in exergue. BMC 11; MIB 74a.TextImage
Ostrogoths
BMC 15
Ostrogoths in Italy, Quasi-autonomous issue of Rome, from Theodoric to Atalaric. AE Follis, 40 nummi, Rome. 522-534 AD. 8.76 gr. 27.00 mm. INVICTA ROMA, helmeted bust of Roma right / Eagle standing left, head right, wings spread. XL upwards to left. Mintmark: dot Epsilon dot. BMC p. 103, 15 (with IMVICTA.. and 18 (INVIC-TA obv. break); MEC 104-109.TextImage
Ostrogoths
BMC 34
Quasi-autonomous issue of Ravenna, struck during the reign of Theodoric, AD 512-522. AE24, 10 Nummi. 4.06 g. FELIX RAVENNA, turreted and draped bust of Ravenna right / Eagle standing left on palm branch, wings raised, star to left and right. X in exergue. BMC 34-35; MIB I, 76. Metlich 77.TextImage
Theodahad
BMC 15
Ostrogoths in Italy. Theodahad, 534-536 AD. 2.5 nummi in the name of Justinian I. Rome. 0.52 gr. 9.00 mm. ..NIAN.., pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Rev: WAE-like monogram of Theodahad, o above, S below, all within wreath. BMC p. 74, 15; Cfr. Metlich 91.TextImage
Theodahad
BMC 16
Theodahad, Ostrogoths. 534-536 AD. INVICTA ROMA, helmeted, draped bust of Roma right / DN THEODA-HATHVS-REX in four lines within wreath, X below. BMC Vandals, 16.TextImage
Theodahad
MEC 141
Theodahad, Ostrogoths, AD 534-536. AE 40 Nummia 24mm, 9.01 g. Rome. [DN T]HEODA-HATVS REX, helmeted and draped bust of Theodahad right, wearing 'Spangenhelm' decorated with two stars, imperial mantle and a star-like cross on chest / VICTORIA PRINCIPA, Victory walking right on simple prow, holding wreath and palm branch, S-C across fields. MEC I, 141; Metlich 89b (C8/L27); BMC 19-24 var (rev legend ends PRINCIPVM).TextImage
Theodoric
BMC 24
Theoderic, Ostrogoths, AE follis (40 nummi). 512-522 AD. 15.79 gr, 28.50 mm. INVICTA ROMA, helmeted, draped bust of Roma right / XL above she-wolf standing left, suckling Romulus and Remus. Mintmark: dot II dot. BMC p. 104, 24; Wroth 24.TextImage
Theodoric
BMC 27
Theoderic (or Witigis?), Ostrogoths, AR quarter-siliqua in the name of Justin I. Struck 493-526 AD. DN IVSTI-NVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / RAV ED type monogram of Theodoric and Witigis, cross and S above, o below, all within wreath. cf BMC 27; Museo Ravenna 305-306; Arslan P. 38, 41.TextImage
Theodoric
BMC 30
Italy: Ostrogoths. Quasi-Automomous. IMVICTA ROMA (sic), helmeted bust of Roma right / Wolf and twins, two stars above, XX in exergue. BMC p. 105, 30.TextImage
Theoderic

BMC 32
MIB 71c
Theodoric, Ostrogoths AE 20 Nummi. Municipal coinage of Rome, AD 526-534. 6.64g, 19mm. INVICTA ROMA, draped bust of Roma right / She-wolf standing left, head turned back, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus; star-Chi-Rho-star above, XX below. Hahn, MIB 71c; Kraus 29; Metlich 84b; BMC p. 105, 32.TextImage
Theodoric
BMC 35
Ostrogoths, Theodoric. 493-526 AD. AE 10.27mm, 0.6 gr. In the name of Anastasius. Rome. Pearl-diademed and draped bust right / Star within wreath. BMC 35ff; MIB I 73; COI 96 (Baduila, Ticinum); MEC 1.TextImage
Theodoric
BMC 73
Theodoric, struck for Anastasius. Rome. 493-518 or 526 AD. Half Siliqua. 16mm. DN ANASTASIVS P AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, cross above / INVICTA ROMA, Victory, in chiton and peplos, advancing right, holding wreath and resting trophy on shoulder. S-C across fields, unclear mintmark. BMC Vandals p. 57, 73.TextImage
Theoderic
Gennari 1
Theoderic, king of the Gepides, AR quarter-siliqua in the name of Anastasius I. 1.08 g. Sirmium. ca AD 520-530. CN ANASTAISVS NAC (retrograde), pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / VICTI-RILLV, monogram of Theoderic, cross above, star below. Gennari 1; Demo 69.TextImage
Theoderic
Gennari 131
Theoderic, king of the Gepides, AR half-siliqua in the name of Anastasius I. 1.90 g. Sirmium. ca AD 493-526. DN ANASTASIVS P PP, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA AVCCC around SRM between two horizontal lines. Mintmark COMOR. Gennari 131.TextImage
Theodoric
MEC 145
Ostrogoths, Theodoric to Atalaric. AE, 10 Nummi. Ravenna, 526-540 AD. FELIX RAVENNA, turreted head of Ravenna right / Monogram of RAVENNA within wreath. MEC 1, 145.TextImage
Theoderic
Metlich 45c
Theoderic, 493-526 AD, Ostrogoths, AR quarter-siliqua in the name of Anastasius. 0.63 gr, 11.5 mm. DN ANAST-ASWS AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Monogram of Theodoric, cross and S above, o below, all within wreath. Metlich 45c. Ranieri 249.TextImage
Theodoric
MIB 37a
Ostrogoths, Theodoric AR half siliqua, Rome, 493-526 AD. In the name of Anastasius. DN ANASTASIVS AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Rev: Star within wreath. Hahn, MIB 37a. BMC 49, 20 var. (Ravenna).TextImage
Theodoric
MIB 70
Ostrogoths, Theodoric to Atalaric. AE, 40 Nummi. Rome, 512-522 AD. INVICTA ROMA, helmeted bust of Roma right / XL above, She-wolf standing left, head turned back, suckling twins Romulus and Remus. MIB 70.TextImage
Thrasamund
MIB 6a
Vandals, Thrasamund AD, 496-523. AR 50 Denarii, Carthage. 0,94 g. Draped bust right / D N within wreath, horizontal line above, sideways retrograde L below. MIB 6a.TextImage
Vandals
cf sb247
Vandal imitation of a Justinian AE 12-nummi. Draped head right / I-B, cross between, ALEX in ex. Imitating SB 247, DOC 274. TextImage
Vandals
BMC 68
Vandals, uncertain ruler and emperor, AE4. Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Palm tree with fruit. BMC Vandals, 68ff.TextImage
Vandals
BMC 128
Vandals, in the name of Anastasius, AE10mm, 419-518 AD. No legend, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust of Anastasius right / Monogram of Anastasius within border of dots. BMC Vandals, 128.TextImage
Vandals
Wroth 107
Vandals, North Africa, Imitative of Marcian, 5th Century A.D. AE 4, 0.773 g, 11.4 mm. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / monogram 107 or 108 in laurel wreath with no termination.TextImage
Witigis
MIB 84
Ostrogoths in Italy. Vitigis (536-540 AD). AE15 Decanummus, Ravenna. 3.57 gr. 15.00mm. [IN]VICTA RO[MA], helmeted and draped bust of Roma right / DN / VVIT / ICES / REX within wreath. MIB 84. Ranieri 308.TextImage
Witigis
MIB 85
Witigis, Ostrogoths for Justinian, 536-540 AD. AE9, 0.96 gr. Ravenna mint. (IVSTINIANI), pearl-diademed, draped bust right / Monogram of Theodoric. Hahn MIB 85; Morello 24e.TextImage
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