Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust left, holding palm frond / "A" (for one nummus). 9mm, 0.48 grams. Carthage mint. Numista #145840; Vandals 141/8
Hilderic was the grandson of king Genseric, founder of the Vandal kingdom in Africa. His father was Genseric's son Huneric, and his mother was Eudocia, the daughter of the Roman Emperor Valentinian III and Licinia Eudoxia. After seven years on the throne, Hilderic fell victim to a revolt led by his cousin Gelimer, who led the people in a rebellion against the Vandal King.