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Live auction - bfe_340716 - PICARDY - SOISSONS - ABBEY OF SAINT-MEDARD Obole

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Estimate : 600 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 17:06:02
Type : Obole
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Soissons
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 0,41 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappée sur un flan assez large et irrégulier. Exemplaire présentant une surface légèrement granuleuse
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de MONNAIES 60, n° 245


Obverse legend : [...].
Obverse description : Tête de saint Médard à droite.
Obverse translation : (Tête de saint Médard).


Reverse legend : [...].
Reverse description : Étendard de saint Sébastien à gauche, accosté à gauche d’une croix.
Reverse translation : (Saint Médard).

Historical background

Picardy - Soissons - ABBEY OF SAINT MÉDARD

(Far end of the tenth century)

Eudes I of Blois, son of Theobald I the Cheat (d. 975), received the Saint-Médard de Soissons. He died on March 12 996 leaving a widow who married a second King Robert II. It minted coins in his name at Soissons, probably at the same time or shortly before those bearing the name of the abbeys of Saint-Médard and Saint Sebastian, the written letters for the proposition that they are the work of the same writer.

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