UNCERTAIN GERMANIC TRIBES, Pseudo-Imperial coinage. Mid 3rd-early 4th centuries. 'Quinarius' (Gold, 14 mm, 2.55 g, 1 h). ZO NOΛO Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed imperial bust to right. Rev. OZ SΛ (counterclockwise and read outwardly) Virtus standing front, head to right, holding spear in her right hand and shield in her left. A lovely, sharp and unusually attractive piece. Minor scrape on the reverse and the flan a bit wavy, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
From the Aurum Barbarorum Collection.
The dies for this lovely 'quinarius' and for the following lot 825 below were undoubtedly crafted by the same artist.