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

Lot nuber 1159

ITALY, Salerno. Roberto il Guiscardo. Prince, 1077-1085. Æ Follaro (27mm, 5.08 g, 10h).


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1159.
 Estimated: $ 2 000

World, Bronze

Sold For $ 1 300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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ITALY, Salerno. Roberto il Guiscardo. Prince, 1077-1085. Æ Follaro (27mm, 5.08 g, 10h). Crowned facing bust, holding cross-tipped scepter and covered urn / City view with towers and arcade; VICTOR[I/A] in two lines in exergue. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 164; CNI XVIII 1-4; Travaini, Monetazione type 32; MEC 14, 71-3. Dark green patina. VF. Good strike for this typically poorly struck issue. Rare.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 96 (14 May 2014), lot 1312.

The follaro was continued by Roberto il Guiscardo, the effective founder of Norman power in Italy. He captured Salerno in 1077. This issue takes its obverse design from the gold Byzantine histamenon of Nicephorus III and presents ‘on the reverse and original view of the cathedral at Salerno’.

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.