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Live auction - bmv_607522 - AURELIANORUM CIVITAS - ORLÉANS (Loiret) Triens, MAVRINVS monétaire

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Estimate : 3 000 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 15:49:26
Type : Triens, MAVRINVS monétaire
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Orléans (45)
Metal : gold
Diameter : 10,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 1,06 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Ce triens est frappé sur un flan un peu court et légèrement irrégulier. De petites taches sur les deux faces
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : + MAVRINVS MONIT.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé à droite ; devant le front, une croisette ; légende autour.


Reverse legend : + AVRILIANIS CIVITATI.
Reverse description : Croix dont les bras supérieurs sont seuls terminés par deux globules de front ; sur deux degrés ; polarisés sur la croisette initiale.


Les triens de ce monétaire MAVRINVS sont très particuliers, avec un flan très court et globulaire. Les légendes les plus développées donnent MAVRINVS MONITARIVS et AVRILIANIS CIVITATI. Les monnaies de cette série présentent une homogénéite de type avec une assez grande diversité de légendes.

Historical background


(Seventh to eighth century)

Cenabum was founded in antiquity. It was a Gallic stronghold, one of the main cities of the tribe of Carnutes. Port for major trade corporation Boatmen of the Loire, it was conquered and destroyed by Julius Caesar in 52 BC. J. C-. Then reconstructed Roman. The city has always been a strategic crossing point of the Loire as it is about the most northern river so closer to Paris. The city grew as an economic boom, the Roman Emperor Aurelian was refounded as a new capital city detached Carnutes. She was named Aurelian city then simply Orleans by simplification and phonetic evolution. Accompanied by the Vandals, Alans crossed the Loire in 408. One of their groups, led by Goar agreed to join the Roman military. Aetius installs on the Loire and Orleans. A hundred communities in Orleans remember installing this people Allaines, Allainville, etc.. In the Middle Ages Orleans is one of the three richest cities in France with Paris and Rouen, again thanks to its proximity to Paris and its crossing over the Loire. In Merovingian Orleans was the capital of the kingdom of Orleans following the division of the kingdom of Clovis I in four. The workshop Orleans was quite prolific in the Merovingian period. Its production is characterized by a wide variety of types, both for gold as money. Source: Wikipedia. org.

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