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Live auction - bmv_276678 - UNSPECIFIED MINT Triens indéterminé au personnage debout

UNSPECIFIED MINT Triens indéterminé au personnage debout VF/AU
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Estimate : 3 000 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 27 September 2016 15:53:36
Type : Triens indéterminé au personnage debout
Date: (VIIe siècle)
Mint name / Town : Indéterminé
Metal : gold
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Weight : 1,39 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Très agréable monnaie, en bon or, sur un flan relativement large. La frappe est un peu molle au droit, mais très vigoureuse au revers. Les coins avaient une surface un peu poreuse, probablement rouillés
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : [...]INH - TEMECUI +.
Obverse description : Petit personnage debout de face, le bras droit ballant et tenant quelque chose ; le bras gauche relevé ; légende autour et grènetis.


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE DÉGÉNÉRÉE.
Reverse description : Croix en plein champ ; légende autour et grènetis.


Bien que d’un type très particulier, avec ce personnage au droit, ce triens ne se rapproche d’aucune monnaie publiée, associant ce droit et ce revers. Les légendes sont assez bien venues, mais difficiles à lire et sans équivalent ; il s’agit probablement de pseudo légendes décoratives.

Historical background


(6th - 8th centuries)

Many Merovingian coins, badly minted, with very poor or inexplicit epigraphy, cannot be attributed to a particular mint. Too rare coins unfortunately have the same problem. The attributions being based on often old works, a coin unknown at the time will often have difficulty in being attributed, unless it is possible to read the mint or find the name of the mint and compare with its production in the workshops where he minted coins....

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