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CNG 109, Lot: 777. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

VISIGOTHS, Gaul. Uncertain king. 417-507. AV Tremissis (13.5mm, 1.43 g, 11h). In the name of Majorian. Uncertain mint in Gaul. Struck AD 459-461. D N IVLIVS MAIORI ΛNVS P F ΛVC, pearl-diademed, helmeted, draped, and cuirassed bust right, holding spear forward in right hand and shield decorated with cross in left / Latin cross pattée within wreath; large central jewel above; COMOB. Cf. Reinhart, Münzen 66; RIC X 3747; Lacam pl. 14, 58 (Arles mint); MEC 1, –. EF, lightly toned, scratch on reverse, minor edge marks. Very rare.

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 92 (23 May 2016), lot 879; Gemini VI (10 January 2010), lot 588.