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Live auction - bmv_329455 - UNSPECIFIED MINT Denier indéterminé aux entrelacs

UNSPECIFIED MINT Denier indéterminé aux entrelacs AU
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 15:50:56
Type : Denier indéterminé aux entrelacs
Date: VIIIe siècle
Mint name / Town : indéterminé
Metal : silver
Diameter : 11,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,14 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Denier sur un flan presque carré, avec les types bien centrés et presque complets, mais recouverts d’une épaisse patine brune
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Monogramme composé autour d’un A central.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Croix complexe avec un entrelac.


Le motif du revers est très caractéristique ; le denier n° 293 de Bais a ce même motif, mais associé à une croix dans un portique. Notre exemplaire semble donc complètement inédit.

Historical background


(Seventh - eighth century)

Many Merovingian coins, hit badly, with very poor or very explicit epigraphy can not be attributed to a particular workshop. Unfortunately too rare coins have the same problem. Allocations based on old books often an unknown currency at the time will often struggle to be assigned, unless it is possible to read the workshop or to find the name of the Monetary and compare with production in workshops where he struck coins ....

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