Home > Catalog > Medieval & Modern Coins > Germanic Tribes > ME89613
Vandal Kingdom, North Africa, 427 - 534 A.D.
The 4 nummi was 1/1000 of a gold tremisis.
In spring 429, the Vandals invaded North Africa. Under the influence of his rival general AŽtius, Valentinian III's mother, Galla Placidia, had the Roman governor and general Bonifacius convicted of treason. Rather than surrender for execution, Bonifacius revolted and sought support from Vandal mercenaries in Hispania. Bonifacius made peace with Galla Placidia, but it was too late. King Genseric and the entire Vandal kingdom migrated en masse into Africa and took it with a force of 80,000 men. The Vandals would rule North Africa until the Eastern Romans (Byzantines) recaptured it in 534.
ME89613. Bronze 4 nummi, MEC I
51 - 56 (Carthage
semi-autonomous municipal coinage); BMC Vandals
p. 7, 12 - 14 (Hunneric, 477 - 484 A.D.); MIB I 20 (Gelimer, 530 - 533 A.D.), VF, highlighting red earthen deposits, reverse
slightly off center, Carthage
(near Tunis, Tunisia) mint, weight
1.161g, maximum diameter
11.2mm, die axis
, 480 - 533 A.D.; obverse
diademed, draped and cuirassed bust
left, holding palm
frond; reverse N
/ IIII (mark of value) in two lines across field
; ex Roma
Numismatics e-sale 53, lot 989 (notes export permit was approved by the Israel Antiquities Authority); rare
Catalog current as of Friday, May 24, 2019.
Page created in 0.626 seconds.