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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Medieval & Modern Coins| > |Germanic Tribes| > ME93386
Vandal Kingdom, North Africa, 429 - 534 A.D.
|Germanic| |Tribes|, |Vandal| |Kingdom,| |North| |Africa,| |429| |-| |534| |A.D.|, In spring 429, the Vandals invaded North Africa. Convicted of treason, rather than surrender for execution, the Roman general Bonifacius revolted and sought support from Vandal mercenaries in Hispania. King Genseric and the entire Vandal kingdom migrated en masse into Africa and took it with a force of 80,000 men. The Vandals ruled North Africa until the Byzantine Romans recaptured it in 534.
ME93386. Bronze AE 9, cf. Wroth BMCV 188, pl. iv, 39, F, earthen encrusted, Carthage (near Tunis, Tunisia) mint, weight 0.805g, maximum diameter 8.5mm, 429 - 534 A.D.; obverse diademed and draped bust right; reverse cross (in wreath?); $90.00











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