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10700921

Pedigreed to the 18th Century

Triton XXI, Lot: 921. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MEROVINGIANS, Bellange. Circa 620-640. AV Tremissis (14mm, 1.34 g, 3h). Berteiscus, moneyer. + IBILLA CO VICO, diademed and draped bust right / + BERTEI(horizontal retrograde S)CV(horizontal retrograde S) MONC, Greek cross pommée; C Λ across field below crossbar. NM 1 = Belfort 860 & 2031 = Charles Robert, “Monnaies mérovingiennes,” RN 8 (1863), 6 (this coin, illustrated); Prou –; MEC 1, –. EF, toned. Apparently unique, the only example known to Depeyrot.


Ex Rauch 102 (7 November 2016), lot 1341 (hammer €10,500); Comte Gaston de Lambertye (1832-1907) and Abbe de Jobal (1748-1805) Collections (Biget & Nowakowski, 30 May 2015), lot 59 (includes original collector’s ticket, probably from Jobal).