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Looped gold tremissis of Agen

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posted on 27.10.2021, 17:51 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Gold tremissis of Agen, Lot-et-Garonne with loop. Weight 1.496 gram.Obv. AUENO FECO. Bust right with short hair, cross cutting legend above head, cross on breast. Beaded border.Rev. +LEONARDO MONTARII. Victory advancing right, holding wreath, head disproportionately large, like obv. head. Legs and body, and what in Roman original was lower part of trophy carried over shoulder being reduced to single strokes. Beaded border. Corrugated loop clipped to and soldered to rim, plain inside. Coin slightly worn, loop fresh. Good orange gold.Agen an important episcopal town on the Garonne. Several 7th century coins known, but this is the earliest. Thin spread fabric and style of both obv. and rev. types are all 'Visigothic' in character.Meas. density gm/cc: 18.8 TotalExp. dens.: 18.6 Coin, 17.5 LoopSurface analysis: CoinLoopAu9280Ag8819Cu-1

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Can

Object ID

M7015

Catalogue Number

M 7015

Material

gold (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; gold) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

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coin pendant (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; N/A) (Antiquarian Keyword; N/A)

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extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Rolfe

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coin-pendant

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