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Live auction - bmv_518268 - UNSPECIFIED MINT Triens à la croix sur un globe, MAGNOALDVS monétaire

UNSPECIFIED MINT Triens à la croix sur un globe, MAGNOALDVS monétaire AU
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Estimate : 2 200 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 January 2019 15:39:01
Type : Triens à la croix sur un globe, MAGNOALDVS monétaire
Date: VIIe siècle
Mint name / Town : Lassay-les-Châteaux (53)
Metal : gold
Diameter : 12 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 1,06 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Triens intéressant, frappé sur un flan un peu irrégulier, mais avec des types centrés et presque complets
Catalogue references :
B.- - P.- - MEC.1/- - Mon4.- - Laf/L.-

Obverse


Obverse legend : CAS (...)A VICO.
Obverse description : Tête à droite, très stylisée, avec un torque au cou. ; légende autour.

Reverse


Reverse legend : MACNOALD.
Reverse description : Croix fichée dans un globe ; légende autour.

Commentary


Malgré des légendes assez bien lisibles et une effigie très caractéristique, ce triens reste difficile à identifier. La légende du droit le rapprocherait de CASTRA VICO (B. 1430 et suivants) sans qu’un monétaire ne corresponde à notre MAGNOAMDVS, par ailleurs très actif dans de nombreux ateliers....

Historical background


UNKNOWN WORKSHOP

(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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