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bfe_318679 - CHAMPAGNE - ARCHBISHOPRIC OF MEAUX - GAUTIER I Denier

CHAMPAGNE - ARCHBISHOPRIC OF MEAUX - GAUTIER I Denier VF
120.00 €(Approx. 135.60$ | 102.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: c. 1040-1080
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Meaux
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 1,13 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappée sur un flan assez large et est recouverte d’une patine grise. Quelques motifs du revers apparaissent en négatif au droit
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + GAL[TER]IVS PESV, (LÉGENDE COMMENÇANT À 6 HEURES).
Obverse description : Dextre bénissante.
Obverse translation : (Gautier, évêque).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + M[ELD]IS CIVITAS.
Reverse description : Croix.
Reverse translation : (Cité de Meaux).

Historical background


CHAMPAGNE - BISHOPRIC Meaux - GAUTIER I

(1045-1082)

The episcopate of Gautier I is located between those of Dagobert around 1030 and Robert (1082-1085). The power seemed divided between the counts and bishops. We on the other hand a common coinage Troyes and Meaux in the tenth century. Thibaut I (1063-1089) abolished this duality and clapped money Gautier I imitated the blessing dexter. Gautier probably received from King Henry I. authorization mint unless Philip I (1060-1108) it has not granted the right to coin money.

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