Obverse legend : BRIENNON.
Obverse description : Tête à droite ; légende autour.
Reverse legend : + A[IGVL]FVS O.
Reverse description : Croix dans un grènetis intérieur ; deux lettres C et S en 3e et 4 cantons.
BRIENNOIS (BRIENNO PAGUS and VICUS)
(7th - 8th century)
The Briennois is a French region around Brienne-le-Château in Aube. Crossed by the Aube, this micro-region belonging to the humid Champagne region is delimited to the south-west by the Regional Natural Park of the Orient Forest and its lakes as well as to the north-east by the Soulaines forest. The region is known for its half-timbered churches. The site is probably already occupied by the Gauls and its name seems to be derived from the Celtic briavenna which designates a set of pontoons in connection with the seniority of the port activity of Brienne-la-Vieille. Its castle was destroyed by the Normans in 951..