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Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots

Lot nuber 1120

ITALY, Gaeta (ducato). Anonymous issue. Circa mid-11th century. Æ Follaro (23mm, 4.06 g, 5h). Group 1.


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1120.
 Estimated: $ 750

World, Bronze

Sold For $ 900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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ITALY, Gaeta (ducato). Anonymous issue. Circa mid-11th century. Æ Follaro (23mm, 4.06 g, 5h). Group 1. Facing bust of St. Erasmus / Large ω. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 162; cf. CNI XVIII 1-3 (Marino II; legends); Travaini, Monetazione type 430; MEC 14, 48-52; Biaggi 820 (Marino II). Brown surfaces. VF. Rare.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 105 (10 May 2017), lot 1130.

According to Grierson (p.79) the coinage patterns in north and south Italy began to draw apart and by the 11th century two quite distinct systems emerged in southern Italy and Sicily. Byzantine and Arab influence determined the designs, while the bronze coinage was heavily influenced by Byzantine designs. The supply of circulating Byzantine coins provided the metal for production and the overstriking on earlier issues has helped numismatists establish a firm chronology for the coinage.

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots will be held Wednesday afternoon, 15 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.