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Live auction - bmv_373212 - QUENTOVIC (WICVS IN PONTIO) Triens, monétaire ANGLVS II, type XIa

QUENTOVIC (WICVS IN PONTIO) Triens, monétaire ANGLVS II, type XIa XF/AU
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Estimate : 2 000 €
Price : 2 325 €
Maximum bid : 4 111 €
End of the sale : 15 December 2015 15:05:18
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Triens, monétaire ANGLVS II, type XIa
Date: c. 610-615
Mint name / Town : Quentovic (62)
Metal : gold
Diameter : 12,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,26 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Triens en bas or, avec un droit un peu mou mais complet. Superbe revers de frappe vigoureuse, avec une agréable patine de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + VVICCO FIT.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée à droite ; légende circulaire.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANGLO MONET.
Reverse description : Croix grecque sur deux degrés ; légende autour et grènetis.

Commentary


Ce type de triens pourrait facilement être confondu avec le type IX au nom de DVTTA ; le style du droit et du revers sont les mêmes mais la légende de revers varie. Cet exemplaire est typique de cette série, tant par son style que par le métal. A titre d’exemple, le B. 4965 (= Prou 1130) ne contient que 20,9%, 74,3% d’argent et 4,8% de cuivre.
Le revers offre une caractéristique rarement observée, avec cette petite couronne de lauriers (?) dans le carré à six heures. Le n° 96 répertorié par J. Lafaurie (provenant de la collection Van Robais, trouvé à Étaples, Pas-de-Calais en 1872) a ce même motif, bien moins net que sur notre exemplaire.

Historical background


QUENTOVIC (WICVS IN PONTIO)

(7th century)

Jean Lafaurie, in his article in the Revue Numismatique of 1996, takes stock of knowledge on this coinage of Wicus. As early as the 17th century, Quentovic, the Roman port located at the mouth of the Canche, was proposed. In the 19th century, "a disappeared place near Etaples" (Pas-de-Calais), was proposed, while this town is located in the Boulonnais on the right bank of the mouth of the river. Wicus in Pontio is however located in Ponthieu. The oldest mention of Quentovic dates back to 720. One hundred and twenty-two coins have been listed by J. Lafaurie.

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