1 Tremissis - Desiderius Mediolanum/Milan

Features

Country Lombardy and Tuscany (Lombard Kingdom)
King Desiderius (756-774)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 757-774
Value 1 Tremissis (1)
Currency Tremissis (653-774)
Composition Gold
Weight 1.00 g
Diameter 17 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 144676
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References MEC# -,
Philip Grierson, Mark Blackburn; 2007. Medieval European Coinage / Volume 1. The Early Middle Ages (5th-10th Centuries). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
And 19 more volumes.
CNI V# 23,
Vittorio Emmanuele III di Savoia; 1914. Corpus Nummorum Italicorum / Volume 5. Lombardia (Milano). Carlo Colombo, Rome, Italy.
BernMoneta# 28
Ernesto Bernareggi, Paolo Visona; 1983. Moneta Langobardorum. Istituto ed. Cisalpino-La Goliardica, Lugano, Switzerland.

Obverse

Cross surrounded by legend.

Lettering: D N DI : SIDIRIVS RX

Translation:
Dominus Noster Desiderius Rex
Our Lord, Desiderius, King

Reverse

Wheel dividing petals and surrounded by legend.

Lettering: F · L · A MEDIOLANO

Translation:
Flavia Mediolanum
Gold of Mediolanum

Edge

Smooth.

Comments

This is the first coin to name the city of Milan.

The exact lettering of the surrounding legend may vary.

No date:
1) D N DISIDERIVS RX / FLA · MEDIOLANO
2) D N DI : SIDI · RIVS RXA / FL · A MI : DIOL · ANO
3) D N DISIDIRIVS RX / F · L · A MEDIOLANO

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (757-774) 

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