Re: [gothic-l] Re: $ SUEVIC COINAGE $
- Hello Dirk
All this I know, know the history deeply.
I was just answering to an acquaintance friend of the numismatic area, he
didn't know about the existence of suevic coins.
In the book that I have for sale, the suevic coinage is published
thoroughly. Including three silver siliqua, only known.
Everything of good
----- Original Message -----
From: faltin2001 <dirk@...>
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2002 9:23 AM
Subject: [gothic-l] Re: $ SUEVIC COINAGE $
> Hi Francisco,
> you are quite right. After the Vandals were driven out of Spain, it
> looked for a while as if the Suevi would become masters of all of
> Spain. From their mountainous base, the Suevi raided widely, even
> taking Merida in 439 and Seville in 441. The Romans commissioned the
> Visigoths to attack the Suevi and curtail their expandion. In 456AD
> they were defeated near Astorge. The Suevic kingdom continued its
> independent existence until the end of the 6th century, when it was
> finally incorporated into the Visigothic kingdom.
> The Suevi started imitating Roman solidi (largest regular gold
> denomination) of Honorius from the early 5th century. The name of
> Honorius (in various barbarized forms) was continued on Suevic coins
> into the 6th century. Suevi tremisses (one-third solidi) copy the
> Roman tremisses of Valentinian III. All Suevic coins are easily
> recognizable by their distinct style.
> Silver was only very rarely minted in the Suevic kingdom. However, an
> extremely rare siliqua shows the full name of the king Reckilar,
> making him the first Germanic king ever to put his name on a coin
> (mid 5th. cent.).
> --- In gothic-l@y..., "Francisco Santos" <fringosa@c...> wrote:
> > The fall of the Roman Empire in the west dates from the end of the
> year 406,
> > when barbarian armies, after intense fighting, forced their way
> across the
> > Rhine. They overran the Gauls, and in September - October 409
> crossed the
> > pyrenees into the Iberian Peninsula, where they were soon afterwards
> > assigned land. The Sueves received the Conventus Braccarensis, which
> > included the cities of Oporto and Braga, and were the only ones of
> > first invaders to remain permanently where they settled. Unlike the
> > Alans and the destructive Vandals, they were Germanic peasants who
> had been
> > established near the borders of the Empire. Like other barbarian
> > they were illiterate and pagan. Their kingdom lasted a little more
> than 170
> > years, until 586, when it was suppressed by Leovigild, that is to
> say, not
> > much less than half as long as the four centuries of the Roman
> > itself.
> > http://www.fringosa.com/numismatica.htm
> > Francisco
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