MIGRATION OF THE GERMAN TRIBES THE VANDALS
Estimate: 600 CHF
Starting price: 480 CHF
Price realized: 800 CHF
Half siliqua, Carthage 523-530, AR 1.18 g. DN HILDI – [RIXREX] Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev. FELIX – KARTG Carthago standing facing. BMC Vandals 3. MIB 8. MEC I, 21.
Rare. Obverse slightly off-centre, otherwise about extremely fine
Ex New York sale XI, 2006, 408.
Hilderic was probably one of the weakest Vandalic kings, losing large amounts of territory to the Moors. He stopped persecuting the Christians thus pleasing the Byzantines but upsetting the Vandals. He was deposed by Gelimer, nephew of Thrasamund.