Regarding Philippe de Henaut's query about the Gratianus Solidus from the Lyons mint, Michael Luck writes:
Look at the three figures provided, Figure One and Figure Three are the
same coin. How can this be? A mix up?
Michael has an eagle eye! He is correct about the duplicate image - this was my fault, not Philippe's. I managed to put the wrong link in for the 1st image. The corrected figures are below, and our webmaster Bruce Perdue has corrected the E-Sylum archive version of the article. Sorry!
Fig. 1 - Specimen from the Cabinet des Médailles
de la Bibliothèque nationale de France, © BnF
Figure 2 - Specimen from a private collection, © CGB
Figure 3 - Specimen from Münzkabinett,
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, © Dresen
I got worried as I thought maybe the Lyons gold coin was first in one European collection then passed somehow through fate to another.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
QUERY: GRATIANUS SOLIDUS FROM THE LYONS MINT
Wayne Homren, Editor
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