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Live auction - bmv_321591 - UNSPECIFIED MINT Denier indéterminé

UNSPECIFIED MINT Denier indéterminé XF
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 19 April 2016 15:20:15
Type : Denier indéterminé
Date: VIIIe siècle
Mint name / Town : indéterminé
Metal : silver
Diameter : 12 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 0,91 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Denier sur un flan un peu irrégulier avec des types un peu mou mais assez bien venus et centrés. Fine patine grise, avec une concrétion sombre au droit
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Croix croisetée, la traverse principale munie de deux pendants ; deux gros annelets et divers globules autour.


Reverse description : Croix accostée de globules, fichée dans une croisette ; légende autour.


Ce genre de denier, avec des types très géométriques et sans légende explicite ne peuvent pas (en l’état actuel de nos connaissances) être rapprochés d’un atelier précis, si ce n’est la région parisienne (ce qui nous semble guère convaincant).
Aucune monnaie similaire ne semble être publiée dans les principaux ouvrages.

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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