Louis the Pious AR Denier, Dorestad
Carolingians. Louis 'le Pieux' (the Pious) (814-840 AD). AR Denier (19-20 mm, 1.79 g), Dorestad.
Obv. + HLVDOVVICVS IMP, cross pattée; 9 in second quarter.
Rev. DOR / ESTA / TVS.
Prou 65var. (three pellets in quarters); BM 30var. (no symbols in quarters); MG 332var. (same).
An apparently unpublished variety of a rare type. Insignificant die-shift on reverse. Old cabinet tone and almost extremely fine.
From an old Swiss private collection.