Obverse legend : + SISEBVTVS RE.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de face.
Obverse translation : (Sisebut, roi).
Reverse legend : + ISPALIPIVS.
Reverse description : Buste drapé de face.
SPAIN - VISIGOTHS - SISEBUT
Sisebut was elected king of the Visigoths in 612, after the death of Gundmar. His reign was marked by a Catholic intolerance characterized in particular by a persecution of the Jews. Conqueror, he submitted the Astures and the Vascons. He built up a fairly large fleet which went so far as to besiege Ceuta, then under Byzantine domination. He died assassinated in February 621, probably following a plot fomented by General Suintila.