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Live auction - bmv_419288 - SPAIN - VISIGOTHS - SISEBUT Triens

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Estimate : 950 €
Price : 600 €
Maximum bid : 600 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 15:04:49
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Triens
Date: 612-621
Mint name / Town : Émérita, Lusitania
Metal : gold
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 1,47 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles, bien venu à la frappe. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : + SISEBVTVS REX.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de face.
Obverse translation : (Sisebut, roi).


Reverse legend : + EMERI-T-A PIVS.
Reverse description : Buste drapé de face.
Reverse translation : (Émérita pieuse.


Exemplaire de qualité et de frappe vigoureuse.
Dans le Corpus Nummorum Visigothorum, pour Sisebut avec ce type de buste, les auteurs ne répertorient pas moins de 27 exemplaires avec des combinaisons de légendes différentes, selon que certaines lettres sont rétrogrades ou pas et selon les ponctuations qui peuvent couper les légendes. Cet exemplaire ne semble pas avoir de ponctuation au droit comme au revers.

Historical background



Sisebut was elected king of the Visigoths in 612, after the death of Gundmar. His reign was marked by a Catholic intolerance characterized in particular by a persecution of Jews. Conqueror, he submitted astures and Basques. He formed a sizeable fleet went to besiege Ceuta, then under Byzantine rule. He was assassinated in February 621, probably due to a plot by General Suintila.

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