Felix Ravenna decanummium

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by ValiantKnight, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight Well-Known Member

    Just bought another one for my collection (this will be my third coin of this type). I feel that I can never have too many of these :D

    City of Ravenna, Ostrogothic Kingdom
    AE decanummium
    Obv: FELIX R-AVENNA, turreted head of Ravenna right
    Rev: Monogram of Ravenna within wreath, X below, Rome mint (struck during Theodoric's reign, 493-518 AD)

    (seller's photos)
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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nice details. Arent these types usually scraps?
  4. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight Well-Known Member

    From the ones I've seen, most are in no better condition than this one.
  5. Eng

    Eng Senior Eng

    Very cool VK, it still has good details for coins of this period. :)
  6. Windchild

    Windchild Punic YN, Shahanshah

    Another nice piece!
  7. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I think this is quite good for the type.
  8. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Keep 'em comin', Jango!!

  9. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. I'm always very excited when I obtain an Ostrogothic for my collection (since this era is my main area of collecting).

    Here are my other two of this type (each one having a different version of the Ravenna monogram):


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  10. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight Well-Known Member

    Interestingly enough, most sources I've looked up state that Felix Ravenna coins were mostly (or only) struck at Rome, instead of Ravenna itself. But there is no way to tell for certain where a particular Felix Ravenna was struck at unfortunately.
  11. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Always enjoy learning what others like to specialize in. I know very little about these. I would mistake them for the scraps of the very late roman. Just like fallen horseman, I skim right by them in ebay listings.
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