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Quentovic (10th C immobilized
AR denier, 20mm, 1.19gr. Obv: +---IA
D-I REX, central H-LS monogram. Rev illegible but possibly: CVVENTOVVICI,
central cross with besants in quadrants 2 and 3. Mint is Quentovic. MEC
998 describes this coin and cites MG 718, which is a denier if Charles
le Chauve. Dumas 6051 - 6323 covers many varieties of this coin with ---IA
D-I REX. 6085-6099 and 6161-6185 cite an H rather than K in the monogram.
By weight this falls in the range for both groups. The first group ranges
from 1.3gr to 1.09gr and has an average dimension of 20.5mm. The second
group ranges from 1.3 to 1.1 grams and is identified as a large flan coin.
The first group is pictured with an annulet and a besant whereas 6172 in
the second group is pictured, I think, with two besants, but a smaller
cross. Best estimate - from one of these groups after 950.