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E-auction 324-240471 - FRANCHE-COMTÉ - ARCHBISHOPRIC OF BESANÇON - ANONYMOUS Denier anonyme ou estévenant

FRANCHE-COMTÉ - ARCHBISHOPRIC OF BESANÇON - ANONYMOUS Denier anonyme ou estévenant VF
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Estimate : 20 €
Price : 19 €
Maximum bid : 27 €
End of the sale : 01 July 2019 14:54:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Denier anonyme ou estévenant
Date: 1180-1225
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Besançon
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 0,96 g.
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan assez large et irrégulier. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise hétérogène
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ‘PTHOMARTIR, (LÉGENDE COMMENÇANT À 7 HEURES).
Obverse description : Dextre bénissante, légende commençant à 6 heures.
Obverse translation : (Protomartyr).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + BISVNTIVM.
Reverse description : Croix.
Reverse translation : (Besançon).

Commentary


Variété avec annelet en début de légende du droit (différent d’émission).

Historical background


Franche-Comté - ARCHDIOCESE BESANÇON - ANONYMOUS

(Late twelfth century - beginning of the thirteenth century)

Charles the Bald granted the right to coin money to the bishop Arduic. The workshop was established near the Black Gate (Porta Nigra). Frederick II of Hohenstaufen (1197-1250) upheld the monetary law April 26, 1220. Estévenant name came from Saint-Étienne. This type of currency appeared in the eleventh century and was struck until the fourteenth century and widely imitated (Metz, Arles).

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