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E-auction 339-253437 - TOURAINE - TOURS - ABBEY OF SAINT-MARTIN DE TOURS Denier

TOURAINE - TOURS - ABBEY OF SAINT-MARTIN DE TOURS Denier VF
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Estimate : 20 €
Price : 8 €
Maximum bid : 8 €
End of the sale : 14 October 2019 14:50:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: c.1150-1200
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Tours
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 0,92 g.
Coments on the condition:
Poids léger. Monnaie frappée sur un flan irrégulier ayant été nettoyé. Faiblesses de frappe dans les légendes
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : SCS MARTINVS.
Obverse description : Châtel tournois sommé d’une croix coupant la légende à 12 heures.
Obverse translation : (Saint-Martin).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + TVRONVS CIVI.
Reverse description : Croix.
Reverse translation : (Cité de Tours).

Historical background


Touraine - TOURS - ABBEY OF ST MARTIN OF TOURS

(Twelfth century)

The abbey of Saint-Martin was founded around 590. The feudal coinage began there in the late tenth century as monetary terms the head of Saint-Martin. Count of Maine and Anjou, Henry Plantagenet, seems to have been lay abbot of Saint-Martin. Pretext of the murder of Arthur of Brittany in 1203, Philip Augustus proclaimed in 1204 committed all the possessions of John Lackland, the murderer of the young Arthur, including St. Martin of Tours.

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