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Germanic Tribes - Vandals, Goths, Gepids, Lombards, and Other Barbarian Invaders
Vandal Kingdom, North Africa, Hilderic, 523 - 530 A.D.

|Germanic| |Tribes|, |Vandal| |Kingdom,| |North| |Africa,| |Hilderic,| |523| |-| |530| |A.D.||nummus|
 
ME93503. Bronze nummus, Hahn MIB 21; MEC I 24 - 25; Wroth BMCV p. 41, 197 & pl. iv, 43, F+, holed (through?) earthen filled center, scratches, off center on a tight flan, weight 0.542 g, maximum diameter 9.9 mm, die axis 180o, Carthage mint, 523 - 530 A.D.; obverse HIL-D REX(?), diademed and draped, beardless, bust right, linear or wreath around; reverse cross in wreath; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $70.00 SALE |PRICE| $63.00
 


Vandal Kingdom, North Africa, 427 - 534 A.D.

|Germanic| |Tribes|, |Vandal| |Kingdom,| |North| |Africa,| |427| |-| |534| |A.D.||4| |nummi|
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 Aëtius, 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); Wroth BMCV 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, weight 1.161 g, maximum diameter 11.2 mm, die axis 315o, Carthage (near Tunis, Tunisia) mint, 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; SOLD


Vandal Kingdom, North Africa, c. 429 - 534 A.D., Imitative of Valentinian III

|Germanic| |Tribes|, |Vandal| |Kingdom,| |North| |Africa,| |c.| |429| |-| |534| |A.D.,| |Imitative| |of| |Valentinian| |III
||nummus|
In spring 429, the Vandals invaded North Africa. Under the influence of his rival general Aëtius, 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.
ME79994. Bronze nummus, cf. Wroth BMCV p. 27, 80 & pl. iii, 38, VF, crowded flan typical for the type, weight 1.460 g, maximum diameter 11.8 mm, die axis 180o, North African mint, c. 429 - 534 A.D.; obverse diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valentinian III right, blundered legend; reverse camp gate with two turrets, star between turrets, blundered legend; ex Forum (2016); rare; SOLD







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