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Live auction - bfe_471975 - PICARDY - CORBIE ABBEY Denier

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 15:44:51
Type : Denier
Date: c. 1120-1140
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Corbie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 0,91 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan large et irrégulier. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise présentant quelques faiblesses de frappe
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : + ABIAS COIC.
Obverse description : Crosse tournée à droite et cantonnée d'un alpha et d'un oméga.
Obverse translation : (Abbés de Corbie).


Reverse legend : + ANSCICIVS.
Reverse description : Croix cantonnée aux 1 et 4 d'une croisette.
Reverse translation : (Anschaire).

Historical background



The abbey of Saint-Pierre de Corbie was founded in 662 by Queen Bathilda. Some Merovingian coins and Charlemagne assigned without certainty and it is only under Charles the Bald we emission certified. Many abbots of Corbie left their names on coins such as Fulk (1048-1095), Evrard, Jean (1158-1172), Josse (1184-1187) and Hugh I (1174-1184) or Hugh II (1121 - 1240).

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