Extremely Rare Childebert Nummus
MEROVINGIANS. Childebert I.
|280, Lot: 437. Estimate $300.
Sold for $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
511-558. Æ Nummus (11mm, 0/53 g, 12h). Marseille(?) mint. [EL]/DEBER/TIR in three lines / Christogram. Brenot, “Monnaies en cuivre du VIe siècle frappées à Marseille,” Melanges Lafaurie
p. 224, III; Belfort 5454; Prou 36; MEC 1, 391. Fine, slightly worn brown patina, a bit off center. Extremely rare.
Only five known at the time of Brenot’s publication (1980), of which two were found at Marseille.