Metz (early 7th century) AV Tremissis, 1.32g, moneyer Theudegiselus.
D/ TEVDEGISELVS M• diademed and draped bust right. Rev. R/ METTE•-•S FIET, Latin cross on a concave base, with a globe below. (Belfort 2914 var.; Prou 928; Robert p. 116 pl. 4 – possibly this coin). Very Fine, some deposits on the surface. Very rare.
From the collections of Abbot Jobal (1748-1806) and Comté de Lambertye (1832-1907). This coin comes with a historical ticket in Gothic-style handwriting with name of the moneyer, probably from the Abbot Jobal. The Abbot was an important historical figure as the Canon of the Noble Chapter of the Cathedral of Metz, Vicar-General of Angers, and on 22 May 1783 appointed Councillor Clerc of the Parliament of Metz. He assembled the renown numismatic collection of Merovingian and Carolingian coins and of the coinage and medals of Lorraine.