Obverse legend : SIGIBE[RTVS RIX].
Obverse description : Tête diadémée à droite, diadème et cou perlés, ; légende circulaire commençant devant le front.
Reverse legend : GAVALETANO // BAN.
Reverse description : Calice à deux anses, sur une ligne d’exergue perlée ; légende autour.
BANASSAC (BANNACIACO) - Lozère
During the first three centuries of our era Banassac known to Banaciacum, is the second largest city after Javols Gevaudan (Gabalum). It extends the current location of the village, along the banks of the shoe to Urugne Malepeyre. Its prosperity is due to the Samian pottery factory. The potteries were located on the banks of the Urugne. Their implementation is facilitated by the presence on site of a clay of good quality, near a river, firewood for the ovens and the vicinity of an axis of communication between Millau Javols. Banassac is again famous in the Middle Ages thanks to its mints that make it one of the most active centers of Gevaudan the sixth and seventh century. It was the city where you hit the highest number of gold coins, and under triens, some hit the effigies of Childebert II or II Charibert kings of Aquitaine and Austrasia. According to some, the tenth Merovingian gold coins preserved was made Banassac. Recurring pattern Banassac is a vase, perhaps a vestige of pottery tradition ....