Merovingia Francia, uncertain mint. -
Merovingia Francia, National Series, AV Tremissis, uncertain legend with block lettering and recumbent Ss, crude diademed and draped bust right, with square drapery, legend uncertain, rev. cross in inner circle, legend around, 1.39g (SCBI 69, 1093 this coin; cf. Belfort 2845/-).
Images and selected text reproduced by kind permission of Spink and Son Ltd, London, auction 21000, The Tony Abramson Collection of Dark Age Coinage - Part I, March 18th 2021, lot # 15. Provenance: M Vosper, January 2007 ~ Found at Chelmsford or Basildon (Essex) ~ [EMC 2008.0034 = BNJ Coin Register 2008, no. 72].
The obverse of this tremissis is apparently inspired by Belfort 2845 (attributed to Moyenvic [Moselle]). However the reverse resembles certain tremisses from the middle Rhine area, rendering the emission site for this coin uncertain.