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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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NO BUYER'S FEE.
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


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

Reverse


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).

Commentary


Variété : ROTOMAGAS au lieu de ROTOMAGVS.

Historical background


NORMANDY - Duchy of Normandy - RICHARD I.

(942-996)

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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