+ Filters
New Search
Available Exact wording Only in the title

Live auction - bmv_829532 - BOURGES (CHER) - BETOREGAS (CIVITAS BITURIGUM) Denier

You must signin and be an approved bidder to bid, LOGIN TO BID. Accounts are subject to approval and the approval process takes place within 48 hours. Do not wait until the day a sale closes to register. Clicking on "BID" constitutes acceptance of the terms of use of cgb.fr private live auctions. Bids must be placed in whole Euro amounts only. The sale will start closing at the time stated on the item description; any bids received at the site after the closing time will not be executed. Transmission times may vary and bids could be rejected if you wait until the last second. For further information check the Live auction FAQ

All winning bids are subject to a 18% buyer’s fee.
Estimate : 800 €
Price : 400 €
Maximum bid : 400 €
End of the sale : 06 June 2023 17:26:32
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: c. 700-725
Date: s.d.
Mint name / Town : Bourges (18) (?)
Metal : silver
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 1,04 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan irrégulier. Reliefs nets
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : [...].
Obverse description : Tête stylisée à droite.


Reverse legend : + [...]VN.
Reverse description : Croix formée de quatre globules.


Monnaie pouvant avoir été frappée à Bourges en raison de la présence des quatre globules au revers.

Historical background


(late 7th - early 8th century)

Once Avaricum was conquered, the ancient city was rebuilt in the Roman style with a square plan and many monumental complexes: monumental gate, aqueducts, baths and amphitheater. Many villas were built and the city will reach a size greater than that of the Middle Ages. Subsequently, during the barbarian invasions, the city folded in on itself and a Gallo-Roman enclosure was built with the remains of the dismantled official buildings.. Bourges also became the seat of an archdiocese, to which the dioceses of Albi, Cahors, Clermont, Mende, Puy-en-Velay, Rodez, Saint-Flour and Tulle belonged.. The diocese is one of the very first to be founded by Saint Ursin during the first evangelization campaigns in Gaul around the 4th century.. As a result, the diocese obtains privileges and the archbishops of Bourges become primate of the Aquitaines and Patriarch of the Roman church.. From the Middle Ages these prerogatives are disputed in particular by the archbishops of Bordeaux, and currently only constitutes an honorary title.. The Merovingian period leaves few traces. The city, which belonged to the kingdom of Aquitaine, was taken by Charles Martel in 731, then immediately taken over by Eudes of Aquitaine. Pepin I stormed it in 762, destroyed its ramparts and incorporated it into the royal domain under the care of its counts. Source: Wikipedia.

cgb.fr uses cookies to guarantee a better user experience and to carry out statistics of visits.
To remove the banner, you must accept or refuse their use by clicking on the corresponding buttons.