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Live auction - bmv_347856 - QUENTOVIC (WICVS IN PONTIO) Triens, épreuve de revers en plomb

QUENTOVIC (WICVS IN PONTIO) Triens, épreuve de revers en plomb AU
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Estimate : 1 000 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 15:39:26
Type : Triens, épreuve de revers en plomb
Date: c. 625 / 635
Mint name / Town : Quentovic (62)
Metal : lead
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Weight : 1,88 g.
Rarity : UNIQUE
Coments on the condition:
Épreuve de revers sur un flan large et irrégulier, présentant un revers complet. Aspect typique du plomb
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Lisse.


Reverse legend : VVIC FIT.
Reverse description : Croix potencée, soudée sur une base hémi-hexagonale contenant un trait vertical.


D’après l’étude de ce monnayage dans la RN 1996, ce type de revers correspond plus particulièrement aux n° 30-34 qui sont au nom du monétaire DONNA.
L’absence de type de droit associé à l’utilisation d’un tel flan de plomb ne laisse aucun doute sur la nature de cet objet ; il s’agit bien d’une épreuve de revers ! Ce genre d’objet est connu tant pour les époques romaine que gauloises, mais reste excessivement peu répandu pour l’époque mérovingienne.

Historical background

Quentovic (WICVS IN Pontio)

(Seventh century)

Jean Lafaurie in Review article Coin 1996's, is the state of knowledge on this coinage Wicus. From the seventeenth century, Quentovic the Roman port at the mouth of the Canche was proposed. Nineteenth (Pas-de-Calais) "a lost place near Etaples," has been proposed, as this city is located in Boulogne on the right bank of the river mouth. Wicus in Pontio is however located in Ponthieu. The earliest mention of Quentovic back to 720. Hundred twenty-two currencies were identified by J. Lafaurie.

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