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Very Rare Portrait Denier of Louis

CNG 91, Lot: 1141. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CAROLINGIANS. Louis 'le Pieux' (the Pious). As Emperor Louis I, 814-840. AR Denier (18mm, 1.71 g, 4h). Class 1. Uncertain (Aachen [?]) mint. Struck 814-818. HLVDOVVICVS IMP AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / +PISTIANA RELIGIO, temple façade. Coupland, Money, Class I, 4, and pp. 25-6; Depeyrot 1172; M&G 469; MEC 1, 760. VF, toned, slight shift strike and small die break in field of obverse, traces of deposits. Very rare.