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Live auction - bmv_351839 - QUENTOVIC (WICVS IN PONTIO) Triens, monétaire DVTTA, type IXc

QUENTOVIC (WICVS IN PONTIO) Triens, monétaire DVTTA, type IXc VF/XF
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 600 €
Maximum bid : 2 200 €
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 15:42:26
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Triens, monétaire DVTTA, type IXc
Date: 600-675
Mint name / Town : Quentovic (62)
Metal : gold
Diameter : 12,5 mm
Weight : 1,34 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Agréable petite monnaie sur un flan régulier mais un peu court, avec des type assez bien venus malgré l’utilisation de coins défectueux et rouillés
Catalogue references :
B.- - P.- - MEC.1/473
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection J. R. de Béziers

Obverse


Obverse legend : XIXVVICOS.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé à droite ; légende autour.

Reverse


Reverse legend : XDVTTMOVETA.
Reverse description : Croix latine accostée de trois lettres VXV ; légende autour.

Commentary


Ce triens du type IXc est décrit comme ayant une “tête inspirée de l’effigie de Magnence”. Le n° 88 (Bruxelles 247) est issu des mêmes coins de droit et de revers, avec les mêmes traces de rouille.

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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