Italy, Berengario I del Friuli (888-915), silver Denaro di stampo largo – Extremely rare

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Italy, Berengario I del Friuli (888-915), first period (early 888 – February 889), silver Denaro di stampo largo, Verona mint, cross with pellets in angles, BERNIKARIVS RIX. Rev. Temple, cross…
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Description

Italy, Berengario I del Friuli (888-915), first period (early 888 – February 889), silver Denaro di stampo largo, Verona mint, cross with pellets in angles, BERNIKARIVS RIX. Rev. Temple, cross in centre, XPIASTANA RI(II)CIO; A’s unbarred on obverse, barred on reverse, normal B, 1.41g, 38mm (MIR (Milano) 14 (RRRR); CNI – , cf. V.31, 39/41, and pl. II, 5; MEC – , cf I.1013, & pp. 249-52).

Very Fine for the issue, minor rim cracks, when held to good light a slight rim separation visible in one area, however the coin is intact. Extremely rare.

Tofannin (MIR, Milano, p. 37) comments that the above coins with the name inscribed BERNIKARIVS are attributed to the Verona mint. The nearest specimens in CNI read BERNEKARIVS REX (no. 39), BIRNIKARIVS REX (no. 40) and BERENKARIVS RIX (no. 41).

Specification

Period 888 - 915 AD
Date 888-889
Coin Group

World

Denomination

Denaro

Country

Italy

Coin House

Kingdom of Italy

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

Verona

Size (mm)

38

References (MIR (Milano) 14 (RRRR); CNI – , cf. V.31, 39/41, and pl. II, 5; MEC – , cf I.1013, & pp. 249-52)
Weight 1.41 g

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