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Athalaric ostrogoths imitation?

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Gert:
Hello,

This coin was sold to me as a barbarous imitation. I wonder if it might be a modern imitation. I don't have any expertise in this field, so I appreciate all comments.

OBV: DN IVSTINIAN AVG
REV: DN ATHALARICVS REX

It's a tiny coin, 13 mm in diameter, so maybe half or quarter siliqua.

Best regards,
Gert

charm:
Shown first coin is surely modern imitation.

Do you know such ancient imitations by Goths?
http://www.zeno.ru/showgallery.php?cat=1286

yafet_rasnal:
i don't know how correct it's to call these coins from ostrogoths ...maybe just goths would be more appropriate. All the coinage of ostrogoths, also the one of Gepides, has a better condition that the goths coinage

Jochen:
Hi Yafet!

I think you are right! Here is an information from that forum:
This is the Tamanian (Qrym) imitation of Roman imperial denarian, minted by Gotts tribes
Publication: "Trudi Gosudarsvennogo Istoricheskogo Museya" (Proceedings of the State Historical Museum), Numismatika v Istoricheskom Musee, volume 115, sbornik XIV, pp. 61-88. Moscow 2001.
These coins come from the Krim (Crimea in English?) and are only weak related to the Ostrogoths in Italy.
 
BTW Do you know that there were Goths living on the Crimean peninsula until the 17th century and speaking their old Goth language?

The first coin in this thread is from Micky Mouse!

Regards,
Jochen

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