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Denarius from Beziers from Charlemagne  
 

 
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 Posted 10/07/2017  05:17 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Archeo1982 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A couple of years ago, I've found this denarius form Beziers with the metal detector.
Obv + CARLVS REX FR
Rev + BEDERRIS = BEZIERS
DEPETROT 148
D(mm): 21
W(gr): 1,02
Only 3 coins, including this one. are known to history, (as far as I know). S.Coupland wrote about this coin: "The others are from a lost hoard in Italy (Bondeno) of which no pictures exist, and one recorded by van der Chijs as found in Wijk bij Duurstede in the 19th century"


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 Posted 10/07/2017  07:16 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Very nice coin. Don't know much about this type though.
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 Posted 10/07/2017  07:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Archeo1982, first welcome to CCF. Second, that is quite a find you have there. If only a few of these were made (in Southern France), I wonder how it came to be that two were found in the Netherlands and one in Italy. Obviously from trade, but it seems most likely that at least one would have been found more local.

I hope that you will post more of your coins.
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 Posted 10/07/2017  07:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Apparently, money travels much further and faster than people do. Then and now.
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 Posted 10/07/2017  12:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
and congratulations on showing us a very interesting coin.
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 Posted 10/07/2017  1:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Archeo1982 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all for the welcome. I've found a couple of Carolingians over the years. Including portraits denari & possibly imitations of that time period. I truly like the European early medieval coins.
The Beziers denarius was found a couple of kilometers from the Medieval trade city of Dorestad, present Dutch town of Wijk bij Duurstede.
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 Posted 11/02/2017  07:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Archeo1982 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To make it available for science, it's gonna be sold to the Dutch money museum, from the Dutch National Bank.
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 Posted 01/05/2018  8:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Archeo1982 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And to add. A better set of pictures made with my new camera tripod.

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Better pics! These show the pin holing in the center of the coin due to it being so thin: 21 mm in diameter, but only 1 g of silver.
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 Posted 07/11/2018  5:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Archeo1982 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
New data about this coin. It appears to be a new variant. Did someone noted the S of BEDERRIS? In the given parallel it stands in normal position. On my coin
the letter S is rotated a quarter turn.
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 Posted 07/11/2018  5:22 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am currently reading a book about Charlemagne's life, one of his coins are on my list but thy sell for $1,000 or more well out of my price range.
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 Posted 07/12/2018  07:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Archeo1982 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Which one are you looking for?
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