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AE4 from Gelimer, Vandals (530-534) or Thrasamund (496-523)  
 

 
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 Posted 11/18/2017  12:59 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Archeo1982 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Thrasamund, King of the Vandals and Alans (496–523), was the fourth king of the north African Kingdom of the Vandals, and reigned longer than any other Vandal king in Africa other than his grandfather Genseric.

Thrasamund was the third son born to Genseric's fourth son, Gento, and became king in 496 after all of Genseric's sons and his own brother, King Gunthamund, had died. Upon Gunthamund's death, he was one of only two living grandsons of Genseric, and inherited the throne in accordance with a law enacted by his grandfather, which bestowed the kingship on the eldest male member of a deceased king's family.

Thrasamund died in 523 and was succeeded by his cousin Hilderic, the firstborn son of Huneric.


Gelimer, King of the Vandals and Alans (530–534), was the last Germanic ruler of the North African Kingdom of the Vandals. He became ruler in June 530 after deposing his first cousin, two generations removed, Hilderic, who had angered the Vandal nobility by converting to Catholic Christianity, as most of the Vandals at this time were fiercely devoted to Arian Christianity.

Obv: Draped portrait right after Justinian I.
Legend: -
Rev: Monogramm
Diameter: 12mm
Mass: 1,47 gram

Which king could this be exactly?



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 Posted 11/18/2017  9:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yikes! Not a lot of detail left on this one. Is the monogram basically a letter A with a line between the feet?
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 Posted 11/19/2017  08:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Archeo1982 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like a large V with a small I. maybe a Pentanummium?

This is the only parallel I've found so far.

Large V within wreath (S337, DOC I 369, BMC Vandals Pl IV 21 from http://www.oldcoin.com.au/british.htm

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