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Live auction - bmv_555130 - MEROVINGIAN COINAGE - BANASSAC (BANNACIACO) - Lozere Triens au nom de CARIBERT II

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Estimate : 6 000 €
Price : 4 000 €
Maximum bid : 5 200 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2019 15:56:27
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Triens au nom de CARIBERT II
Date: c. 629-632
Mint name / Town : Banassac (48)
Metal : gold
Diameter : 12 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,27 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Triens remarquablement bien frappé avec la tête très bien venue à la frappe. Le flan est assez large et irrégulier. Léger décentrage au revers


Obverse legend : N-TARIBCRTVS REX.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée à droite, diadème et cou perlé ; légende circulaire commençant à dix heures.
Obverse translation : (Caribert, roi).


Reverse legend : BANNACIACO FIIT.
Reverse description : Calice à deux anses, surmonté d’une croisette ; légende autour.
Reverse translation : (Fait à Banassac).


Caribert II est le second fils de Clothaire II, roi d’Aquitaine. Sur cet exemplaire, au droit les E sont traités comme des C et au revers, les deux I de FIIT sont traités comme la lettre N. Cette monnaie est issue des mêmes coins de droit que le Belfort 685 et 6013 et de revers que le Belfort 6014 ou MEC 424).

Historical background


(Seventh century)

During the first three centuries of our era Banassac known to Banaciacum, is the second largest city after Javols Gevaudan (Gabalum). It extends the current location of the village, along the banks of the shoe to Urugne Malepeyre. Its prosperity is due to the Samian pottery factory. The potteries were located on the banks of the Urugne. Their implementation is facilitated by the presence on site of a clay of good quality, near a river, firewood for the ovens and the vicinity of an axis of communication between Millau Javols. Banassac is again famous in the Middle Ages thanks to its mints that make it one of the most active centers of Gevaudan the sixth and seventh century. It was the city where you hit the highest number of gold coins, and under triens, some hit the effigies of Childebert II or II Charibert kings of Aquitaine and Austrasia. According to some, the tenth Merovingian gold coins preserved was made Banassac. Recurring pattern Banassac is a vase, perhaps a vestige of pottery tradition ....

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