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Triton XV, Lot: 1659. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CAROLINGIANS. Louis 'le Pieux' (the Pious). As Emperor Louis I, 814-840. AV Solidus (23mm, 4.31 g, 11h). Contemporary imitation of Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen) mint issue. Uncertain mint in Frisia. Struck after circa 890. IHDVVCIHVIIAV, laureate and draped bust right with long ties / IIIVIIIOIIIIIVII, small cross pattée within wreath. Cf. Grierson, Gold, Type XXIV-XXVI; cf. Prou 1076; cf. BMC Carolingians 78; MEC -. VF, pierced, scratches, stress cracks. Very rare.