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Live auction - bmv_572543 - PAGUS MOSELLENSIS - METTIS - METZ (Moselle) Triens, Warimundus monétaire

PAGUS MOSELLENSIS - METTIS - METZ (Moselle) Triens, Warimundus monétaire AU
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Type : Triens, Warimundus monétaire
Date: 620-640
Mint name / Town : Metz (57)
Metal : gold
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,25 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Ce triens est frappé sur un flan large et assez régulier. Exemplaire présentant de hauts reliefs et ayant conservé une bonne partie de son brillant de frappe
Catalogue references :
B.- - P.- - MEC.1/- - Laf/L.-
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente Monnaies d’Antan, n° 23, 19 mai 2018, n° 948 et de la vente Monnaies de Collection, Monaco, 14 novembre 2019, n° 223


Obverse legend : METIS CIVETATI.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé à droite, le vêtement orné d'une sorte de quadrillage ; légende autour de la tête.
Obverse translation : (Cité de Metz).


Reverse legend : VVARIMVNDVS M.
Reverse description : Croix latine, accostée des lettres C et A dans les 3e et 4e cantons ; l'ensemble dans une guirlande végétale.
Reverse translation : (Monétaire Warimundus).


Monnaie absente du Prou et du Belfort pour ce monétaire.

Historical background


(Seventh-eighth centuries)

The coinage of Metz is quite rich and triens carry a epigraphy that makes it easy to follow the succession of the Merovingian kings of this city. Many money also left their name on the gold coinage. The coinage of money is much less rich in epigraphy and is limited to a few types with initial letters.

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