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Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 1024

CAROLINGIANS. Pépin 'le Bref' (the Short). King of the Franks, 754/5-768. AR Denier (15mm, 0.84 g, 11h). Ande[cavis] (Angers) mint. Struck circa AD 754-768 .


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 1024.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

Early Medieval, Silver

Sold For $ 3 750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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CAROLINGIANS. Pépin 'le Bref' (the Short). King of the Franks, 754/5-768. AR Denier (15mm, 0.84 g, 11h). Ande[cavis] (Angers) mint. Struck circa AD 754-768 . Large R • P • (Rex Pipinus); macron above / Large ANDE monogram; cross pattée to left; row of pellets around D of monogram. Cf. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 76 (for a similar denier of Pépin); Depeyrot 40; M&G 42; Gariel 1 = Gariel Collection 563; Prou 922; MEC 1, –; Elsen 121, lot 598. Small edge split. VF. Extremely rare, only the Elsen specimen in CoinArchives.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins. Ex CNG Inventory 190447 (January 2004).

‘The transition to the typical Carolingian penny began under Pepin the Short, who deposed the last Merovingian king in 751 and assumed the royal title himself... There must have been an order for all coins to bear some indication of royal authority, although the varied forms that these assumed in practice... show no precise form was laid down. Many of Pepin’s coins bear the names of mints but by no means all, so evidently this was not made obligatory.... Crude as the new coins may appear, their issue marks a step forward in the evolution of the denier.’ Greirson, p. 34

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 Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part II will be held Wednesday morning, 15 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM 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.