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Live auction - bmv_623059 - MEROVINGIAN COINAGE - BANASSAC (BANNACIACO) - Lozere Triens, monétaire ELAFIVS

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Estimate : 4 800 €
Price : 7 600 €
Maximum bid : 7 600 €
End of the sale : 08 December 2020 16:29:30
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Triens, monétaire ELAFIVS
Date: (VIIe siècle)
Mint name / Town : Banassac
Metal : gold
Diameter : 11,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,26 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Ce triens est frappé sur un flan large et irrégulier. Exemplaire présentant de hauts reliefs et avec le revers ayant conservé une bonne partie de son brillant de frappe. Beau portrait
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée à droite ; diadème très saillant à la tranche perlée ; calotte et bouton occipital ; devant le profil, rameau renversé à trois baies.


Reverse legend : ELAFIVS MONETA, (NE LIÉS).
Reverse description : Calice à deux anses, supportant une croix.

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 .... uses cookies to guarantee a better user experience and to carry out statistics of visits.
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