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Live auction - bmv_714025 - MEROVINGIAN COINAGE - BANASSAC (BANNACIACO) - Lozere Triens aux deux croix

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Estimate : 2 800 €
Price : 1 800 €
Maximum bid : 1 802 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 16:13:52
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Triens aux deux croix
Date: c. 620-640
Mint name / Town : Banassac (48)
Metal : gold
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,22 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Triens frappé sur un flan irrégulier présentant d’assez hauts reliefs


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête barbare diadémée, à droite ; diadème perlé ; deux croix devant le visage.


Reverse legend : GANLETIANO / BAH.
Reverse description : Calice à deux anses, posé sur une ligne d’exergue perlée.


Pour le type 12-2E / 23, avec les deux croisettes devant le buste, le Moneta liste 16 exemplaires, dont quatre proviennent du trésor de Bordeaux. Les triens de ce type sont attribués à SIGEBERT et sont relativement abondants ce qui a permis d'en réaliser une étude précise, avec des différenciations parfois subjectives !.

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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