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10 nummi (decannummium) with bust of Roma, struck under Theodahad

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Obverse: draped bust of Roma, right in helmet INVICT A [ROMA] Reverse: wreath surrounding inscription DN THOEDA HATHVS REX

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "DN IVSTINIAN AVG". Reverse: Inscribed in wreath "DN/THEODA/HATHVS/REX".

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes (1873-1950) Collection; 1932-1941 and 1949-1965: lent by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, March 10, 1965

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, A.D. 534–536

Mint

Rome, Kingdom of the Ostorgoths

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.67 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

65.283

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins