Classical Numismatic Group > Auction 121Auction date: 6 October 2022
Lot number: 1057

Price realized: 6,500 USD   (Approx. 6,605 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:

Julius Nepos. AD 474-475/480. AV Tremissis (14mm, 1.44 g, 5h). Ravenna mint. Struck AD 474-475. D N IVL NE POS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Cross within wreath; COMOB. RIC X 3214; Lacam 69; Depeyrot 40/1; DOCLR 940; Biaggi 2389. Short flan crack, minor obverse die rust, light scrape on reverse. Good VF. Very rare.

From the Conti Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Review XXVII (June 2002), lot 83; Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1497.

Julius Nepos was the last claimant to the western throne, exiled to his native Dalmatia. In 474 AD Nepos, then the governor of Dalmatia, removed the usurper Glycerius from the throne and reasserted Constantinople's authority in Italy. Between 475-480, Nepos was nominally emperor, but residing again in Dalmatia. The Gothic commander, Odovacar, while proclaiming his loyalty by striking coinage in the names of Zeno, Nepos and Romulus, was the real master of Italy.

Estimate: 3000 USD