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Live auction - bmv_511625 - UNSPECIFIED MINT Triens fourré

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Estimate : 5 800 €
Price : 3 000 €
Maximum bid : 3 100 €
End of the sale : 05 March 2019 15:49:15
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Triens fourré
Date: c. 620-640
Mint name / Town : Atelier indéterminé
Metal : gold
Diameter : 12 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 1,25 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Ce triens est frappé sur un flan légèrement irrégulier et large. Exemplaire présentant de hauts reliefs. Petites attaques de métal sous l’oméga permettant de voir que cette monnaie est fourrée
Catalogue references :
B.- - P.- - Mon2.- - MEC.1/- - Laf/L.-


Obverse legend : RECVSILO.
Obverse description : Buste à tête diadémée à droite.


Reverse legend : S[...]MO[....]SLIMA.
Reverse description : Croix sous un globule reposant sur un oméga et cantonnée de deux besants.

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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