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Live auction - bmv_518269 - UNSPECIFIED MINT Triens à la croix ancrée

UNSPECIFIED MINT Triens à la croix ancrée AU/AU
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Estimate : 2 800 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 January 2019 15:39:31
Type : Triens à la croix ancrée
Date: VIIe siècle
Mint name / Town : indéterminé
Metal : gold
Diameter : 11,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,20 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan court mais avec des types centrés et de frappe vigoureuse. Les légendes sont partiellement hors flan à cause du flan étroit
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : SDVLIVCV.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche, les cheveux hirsutes et un ruban sur la nuque ; légende autour.


Reverse legend : CADR(...)MV ?.
Reverse description : Croix ancrée ; légende autour.


Comme si souvent avec les monnaies mérovingiennes, les types sont assez classiques et les légendes ne permettent pas de rapprochement pertinent avec d’autres monnaies publiées. À défaut d’exemplaire comparable publié et attribué, il est difficile de trouver l’origine de tel ou tel triens qui reste donc classé en indéterminé....

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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