French morsel

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Mat, May 15, 2018.

  1. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Had some ebay bucks to burn off and picked up this little french morsel.

    A common coin but decent for the type and was free thanks to the bucks.

    France (Feudal): Vienne, Archbishopric, 11th and 12th Centuries
    Billon Denier
    O: + S • M • VIENNA • (= Saint Maurice of Vienne), bearded head of St. Maurice left.
    R: MAXIMA GALL (= Greater Gaul), cross with pellets.
    Vienne mint, (1200-1250 A.D.)
    Roberts 5045, Poey d'Avant 4828 Plate CVI/17, Boudeau 1046.
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  3. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    I've never put any eBucks towards an ancient. I have snagged a few tokens that way before.
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  4. Orfew

    Orfew Supporter! Supporter

    Nice pickup. I really like those French feudal coins.
  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I don't have but a couple of medieval coins, but this one is my favorite:
    FRANCE, FEUDAL, Valence, Bishops of Valence.jpg
    FRANCE, FEUDAL, Valence, Bishops of Valence and Die,
    OBVERSE: Stylized angel facing, +VRBS VALENTIAI
    REVERSE: Cross annulet in fourth quadrant, +S APOLLI NARS
    Struck at Valence, FR, 1157-1276
    1.18g, 19mm
    Boudeau 1021
  6. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Cool addition Mat!
  7. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    Nice Mat! I still have "medieval French coin" on the list!
  8. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Nice catch (and for free !!!)
    Vienna (and Valence too) are really nearby my place : Vienna is 50 miles away and Valence less than a 100. I like to see those types from time to time, even though they're not from Dombes

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  9. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    I love the portrait - he looks tonsured. Is that the case, or is something else being shown there?
  10. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Possibly, really don't know.
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