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

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 534–536


Mint: Kingdom of the Ostorgoths, Rome

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

65.283

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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