Ostrogothic Kingdom

Athalaric, King 526-534

COI 59; MIB 54; MEC 1, 127-30, Very Fine

Ravenna, in the name of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I (527-565). [D] N IVSTI-NIAN AVG, diademed and cuirassed bust of Justinian I right. Reverse: D N/ATHA/ARICV/RIX in four lines within wreath.

Ex Dr. Murray Gell-Mann Collection (Roma XI, 7 April 2016), 955

While the obverse portrait and legend of this quarter siliqua refer to the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, the reverse inscription names the true authority behind the issue: “Our Lord, Athalaric the King.”