VISIGOTHS, Gaul. Uncertain king.
|CNG 88, Lot: 1753. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $8500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
417-507. AV Solidus (21mm, 4.44 g, 5h). Pseudo-imperial series. Struck in the name and types of Roman Emperor Valentinian III, circa AD 423-455. D N PLΛ VΛLENTI NIΛNVS P F ΛVC, pearl-and-rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; pearled ring above / VICTORI Λ ΛVGGG, Valentinian standing facing, with foot on human-headed serpent, holding long cross and crowning Victory; R-V//COMOB. Cf. RIC X 3715 (for prototype); MEC 1, 168. Superb EF, lustrous.