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Live auction - bmv_873748 - BRIOSSUS VICUS - BRIOUX (Deux-Sèvres) Denier à la croix et aux globules - retiré/withdrawn

BRIOSSUS VICUS - BRIOUX (Deux-Sèvres) Denier à la croix et aux globules - retiré/withdrawn AU
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Estimate : 800 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 28 November 2023 14:00:00
Type : Denier à la croix et aux globules - retiré/withdrawn
Date: (VIIe-VIIIe siècles)
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Brioux-sur-Boutonne (79)
Metal : silver
Diameter : 11 mm
Weight : 1,28 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan assez large et irrégulier. Monnaie recouverte d’une patine foncée
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Croix avec un annelet pointé au centre, les bras en Y ; un globule dans chaque canton.

Historical background


(7th century)

The country of Brioux called “Pagus Briocensis” in a charter of the abbey of Nouaillé of 799 had for capital “Brigiosum”, former Roman station on the way Poitiers Saintes, become Brioux. Brioux was a very active Merovingian mint. This pagus included all the territory of the archpriests of Melle, Bouin, Ruffec, Ambernac, Gençay, Chaunay, Rom, Lusignan, Sanxay, Saint Maixent, Exoudun. It was also a stage on the road to Santiago de Compostela. A Frankish cemetery (whose furniture is kept in the Niort museum). is certified in the municipality.

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