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Triton XXII, Lot: 1212. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

VISIGOTHS, Gaul. Pseudo-Imperial issues. 5th century AD. AV Solidus (22mm, 4.43 g, 6h). In the name and types of the Roman emperor Valentinian III. Uncertain mint in Gaul. D N PLΛ VΛLENTINIΛNVS P F AVC, pearl-and-rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; trace of pearled ring above; all within wreath / VICTORI Λ ΛVCCC, Valentinian standing facing, with foot on human-headed serpent, holding long cross and crowning Victory; R-V//COMOB; all within wreath. Cf. RIC X 3716 (for type); cf. Reinhart 11 (same); BM Inv. B.12573 (same obv. die); cf. MEC 1 170 (same); CNG 72, lot 2231 (same dies). Near EF, pearled ring smoothed down on obverse.

From the Londinium Collection.