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Looped gold tremissis of St Bertrand-de-Comminges

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posted on 27.10.2021, 17:51 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Gold tremissis with loop. St. Bertrand de Comminges, Haute Garonne. Weight 1.723 grammes.Obv.+ICONBENAS+ (FI) Diademed bust right, well marked hair and 2 pendants of diadem hanging behind. Cloak with circular brooch right shoulder.Rev. +NONNIT MONITARUS. 2 crude winged Victories facing one another holding tree, standing on exergual line.Well made corrugated loop soldered to rim. On central corrugation a pair of wires, made of 2 wires twisted together and laid side by side, flanked with thin beaded wires. Coin heavily worn, though part may be due to light striking; loop shows considerable wear. Gold a good orange colour. Loop visibly paler.The mint a city in Pyrenees destroyed totally in 585 by Guntram of Burgundy. Place does not appear again in written records till 11th century, but 7th century coins from same moneyer or his sons. Markedly Visigothic bust, hairstyle, and brooch on shoulder. On other hand has broken away from Visigothic 'dragon' Victory.Measure density gm/cc: 17.5 TotalExp. density: 18.9 Coin, 16.2 LoopSurface analysis: CoinLoopAu9665Ag433Cu-2

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Can

Object ID

M7016

Catalogue Number

M 7016

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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