2½ Nummi - Athalaric / In the name of Justinian I, 527-565 Rome


Country Ostrogothic Kingdom
King Athalaric (526-534)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 527-534
Value 2-1/2 Nummi = 1/1536 Tremissis (1/1536)
Composition Bronze
Weight 1.16 g
Diameter 11 mm
Shape Round (Irregular)
Demonetized Yes
References MEC# 136, BMC Vandal# 49, MIB I# 80, Metlich# 88, Kraus# 93
Medieval European Coinage
by Philip Grierson and Lucia Travaini
(Cambridge University Press)
Catalogue of the Coins of the Vandals, Ostrogoths and Lombards
by Warwick William Wroth
(British Museum)
Moneta Imperii Byzantini
by Wolfgang Hahn
(Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1973-1981)
The Ostrogothic coinage in Italy from A.D. 476
by M. A. Metlich & E. A. Arslan
(Spink; London, 2004)
Grundzüge der Geschichte Bayerns, 2nd edition
by Andreas Kraus
(Darmstadt, 1992)


Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed facing right and surrounded by legend.

Lettering: IVSTI - NIANI

Translation: Justinian


Monogram of Athalaric surrounded by wreath.




Some sources list this as a 1 Nummus piece. Even so, the weight suggests it is a 2-1/2 Nummi. Some sources also say this coin was minted at Ravenna.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (527-534) 

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2½ Nummi - Athalaric / In the name of Justinian I, 527-565 (Rome)