Got a surprise win/ Herige Europe Auction

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by panzerman, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I put a "proxy" bid on this coin, a month ago. After reading the description/ I figured that my chances of success where ZERO.
    Sometimes you are blessed by good luck:)
    I got their e-mail/ invoice today.

    The coin is unlisted in Grierson/ Prou/ all other publications.

    Regnum Francorum/ Merovingians

    Theudebert II 582-612AD King of Austrasia/ Auvergne
    AV Triens ND Brivate Mint (Brioud) today
    1.28 12mm .990
    obv: Head Left/ TEDOBERTIRIX
    rev: AR BRIVATE FT

    Merovingian coinage is found in three categories:

    First Period- Coins in name of Eastern Roman Emperor/ same style
    Second Period: Regnal Issues with name of King/ Mint
    Third Period: National Issues with name of Moneyer/ Mint

    Of the 32 Merovingian Kings/ only 12 are featured on all the coins that are in collections today. This is the only coin known from this King. 9631-l.jpg
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  3. potty dollar 1878

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  4. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    Slight clarification: this is the only issue from this king (and there multiple examples known?) Or, this is literally the single only coin known from this king?
  5. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    According to the coin description on Heritage/ Europe Auction lot #3691 Its the only gold coin (Triens) known from this king. The definative work on this coinage is from Prou/ not listed. I would think. this coin was from a very old coll. unknown to numismatic circles/ or was a recent metal det. find????
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  6. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    Then in that case, this is truly a fantastic and extraordinary addition to your already magnificent collection. Congratulations, my auric friend.
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  7. tartanhill

    tartanhill Well-Known Member

    Also received an invoice today from the Heritage Europe auction for a coin I thought I had no chance of winning. I've been after a Koson drachm for some time but always fell short, so the surprise invoice was just that, a very pleasant surprise.


    Northern Greece - Thrace - Geto-Dacians / Koson - AR Drachm (Olbia?, c. 50 BC, 4.36 g) - Roman consul stepping left, preceded and followed by two lictors holding fasces, monogram to left (Olbia?), KOΣΩN in ex. / Eagle, wings spread, standing left on scepter, holding wreath with right talon (cf. RPC I 1701 (AV Stater) / cf. BMC Thrace p. 208, 2 (AV Stater)) - VF/XF, attractive piece, RR, very rare. This is the silver version of the famous gold stater of Koson. They are both copied from Roman Republican Denarii: M. Iunius Brutus (Crawf. 433/1, without monogram and with KOΣΩN instead of BRVTVS) for the obverse and Pomponius Rufus (Crawf. 398/1, without Q POMPONI and head backwards) for the reverse.
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  8. ancient coin hunter

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    Nice pick-up @panzerman. Fortune smiled on you.
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  9. Everett Guy

    Everett Guy Well-Known Member

    Thats a nice coin.
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  10. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    The AV Staters where minted in Olbia/ according to Gorny & Mosch IMG_0123.JPG IMG_0210.JPG
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  11. thejewk

    thejewk Well-Known Member

    I've just been reading about the Merovingian kings in Gibbon, fascinating bit of history for sure. Congrats on the unexpected win!
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  12. AnYangMan

    AnYangMan Well-Known Member

    A very neat coin @panzerman! I had the privilege of seeing the coin in person before the auction and shortly spoke to one of the cataloguers about this Tremissis. He considered it one of the top coins on auction! It looked much nicer in hand, altough it is waaay tiny. But the portrait is awe-inspiring!
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