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Live auction - bmv_700143 - UNSPECIFIED MINT Denier

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Type : Denier
Date: VIIIe siècle
Mint name / Town : Atelier indéterminé
Metal : silver
Diameter : 12 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 0,91 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan large et légèrement irrégulier. Hauts reliefs. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise hétérogène
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : SC AIL[...].
Obverse description : Tête à droite, un diadème perlé dans les cheveux et un C sur la joue.


Reverse legend : + MO[...].
Reverse description : Croix cantonnée de quatre besants.


D’un très beau style et d’une conservation remarquable, ce denier semble pourtant être inclassable. La légende du revers, si tant est qu’il s’agisse de l’atelier, pourrait orienter une attribution vers MAVGONACVM, MAVRIACUM, MAVRIENNA, MAVRILIACVM ou MAVREGONNA. Il est peu probable que MAV soit le début de MAVRINVS, monétaire à Poitiers et Orléans (le style étant très différent).

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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