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E-auction 95-49594 - NORMANDY - DUCHY OF NORMANDY - RICHARD I Denier, type "au fronton"

NORMANDY - DUCHY OF NORMANDY - RICHARD I Denier, type  au fronton  XF
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Estimate : 180 €
Price : 55 €
Maximum bid : 61 €
End of the sale : 09 February 2015 16:27:00
bidders : 13 bidders
Type : Denier, type "au fronton"
Date: c. 960-980
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Rouen
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 0,99 g.
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan large et régulier. La croix du droit apparaît légèrement en négatif au droit. Exemplaire tréflé au droit
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du Trésor de Fécamp


Obverse legend : + RICARDVS, (S RÉTROGRADE).
Obverse description : Croix cantonnée de quatre besants.
Obverse translation : (Richard).


Reverse legend : ROTOMAGAS.
Reverse description : Temple composé d'un fronton pointé sommé d'une croisette coupant la légende en haut, portant un sautoir en cœur cantonné de quatre besants, le tout posé sur un trait.
Reverse translation : (Rouen).


Variété : ROTOMAGAS au lieu de ROTOMAGVS.

Historical background

NORMANDY - Duchy of Normandy - RICHARD I.


After fifty years of devastation throughout Gaul from the second part of the reign of Charles the Bald, Charles the Simple ceded to Rollo, by the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte, the region should take name of Normandy. William Long Sword (927-942) was the first Duke. His minor son, Richard, succeeded him. He had to face the invasion of Louis IV d'Outremer which was defeated by the Danes (943-945). The coinage of Richard is best known for the discovery and inventory of the treasure of Fécamp which contained 3.259 parts Rouen.

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