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Coins 458 Romulus Augustus (475-476). AR Half Siliqua, Ravenna mint. D/ [DN R]OI IVL AV- [GVSTVS] PF AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. R/ Turreted figure standing left, right foot on prow, holding sceptre and cornucopiae; across field, R-V. RIC 3413. C. 8. Ranieri 204. AR. g. 0.84 mm. 13.00 RRRR. Extremely rare and in excellent condition for issue. Irregular edge, fresh and detailed portrait, blackish patina. Good VF/VF. The only silver issue of the last Western Roman Emperor.
'Coinage in the name of Romulus Augustus is composed almost exclusively of solidi and tremisses. Some extremely rare silver half-siliquae of Ravenna (which borrow the interesting type introduced by Julius Nepos) are known, and until very recently no nummi were known.' David Vagi, Coinage and History of the Roman Empire I, p. 581.