Clovis, Ca. 491-507
Clovis I was a Merovingian king of the Salian Franks who began to expand his kingdom in 486 by defeated Syagrius, the last Gallic governor of a shattered post-Roman Gaul. By the end of his reign the kingdom of Clovis I also encompassed several neighboring Frankish kingdoms, the Visigothic kingdom of Aquitania and the Germanic Alemanni. He is famous as the first king of the territory that would later become the kingdom of France. He is also notable as the first Merovingian king to convert to Christianity.
Uncertain mint, in the name of Anastasius I. D N ANASTASIVS PP AVC, diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust of Anastasius I facing, holding spear over shoulder and shield with horseman motif. Reverse: VICTORIA AVCVSTORVN, Victory standing facing, head left, holding long voided cross; *//CONOB.
Ex Heritage (8 January 2018), 32178