Record Details

NHER Number:33028
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Middle Saxon coin of Charlemagne


Metal detecting in 1996 recovered a silver continental Middle Saxon coin, minted under Charlemagne.

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Map Sheet:TG00SE

Full description

1996. Metal detector find. [1]
Carolingians, Charlemagne, class 3, c. 793/4-812, denier, Mainz, Gariel XIII, 206, MG 92 MEC I.741.
Obverse reads: +CARL(part of V)[...]RF - KAROLVS-monogram.
Reverse reads: [...](part of G)ONTIA - cross.
Weight 0.97g (incomplete), die-axis 3h30, chipped, broken, repaired.
The similarity in style with the Charlemagne/Mainz denier illustrated MG plate IV, 93 confirms the attribution of this coin to Mainz (square A on the obv. and wide G and N on the rev.). Note the inversion of the letters FR on the obv.
W. Milligan (NCM), 29 October 1996.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)

Protected Status - none

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