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Live auction - bry_359842 - LANGUEDOC - COUNTY OF TOULOUSE - PONS Coinage as a relative of Henry I of France Denier c. 987-996 Toulouse

LANGUEDOC - COUNTY OF TOULOUSE - PONS Coinage as a relative of Henry I of France Denier c. 987-996 Toulouse AU
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Estimate : 900 €
Price : 655 €
Maximum bid : 675 €
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 15:52:26
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: c. 987-996
Mint name / Town : Toulouse
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 0,99 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan large mais présente des manques de métal. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise de médaillier. Reliefs nets
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + AIANRIGO.
Obverse description : REX en triangle dans le champ.
Obverse translation : (Henri, roi).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PONCIO’ CONES, (LÉGENDE COMMENÇANT À 6 HEURES).
Reverse description : Croix latine chrismée, cantonnée d’un besant aux 1 et 2.
Reverse translation : (Ponce, comte).

Historical background


Languedoc - COUNTY OF TOULOUSE - PONS Coinage in sponsorship of Henry I of France

(1037-1060)

Duplessy confirms the idea that Pons is a parent of Henry I who was the second son of Robert II the Pious and Constance of Provence. He was associated with the throne after the death of his brother Hugh. Henry had to fight against his brother Robert who he eventually vassal of Burgundy in 1032. Henry I died in 1060, leaving a minor son, Philip I, under the regency of Anne of Kiev. We do not know the bond between Henry I. Pons.

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