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A NEW DISCOVERY FROM THE 1904 ILANZ CACHE: ALTERNATIVES TO THE SIX-RAY STAR IN DESIDERIUS'S TREMISSES
 

Summary: A NEW DISCOVERY FROM THE 1904 ILANZ CACHE:
ALTERNATIVES TO THE SIX-RAY STAR IN DESIDERIUS'S TREMISSES
Cesare Alippi Yves Mühlemann
Politecnico di Milano
Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione
Piazza L. Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy
Rätisches Museum of Chur
Loëstrasse 26
7001 Chur
Switzerland
PUBLISHED IN SCHWEIZER MUNZBLATTER, MARCH 2007
I. INTRODUCTION
For more than a century the discovery of the Ilanz cache, now at the Rätisches Museum of
Chur, has provided elements to scholars1
for the study and the interpretation of the coinage of
Desiderius (757-774AD), the last king of the Lombards. The cache is particularly rich in
Desiderius's starred tremisses2
: gold coins with the king's name that, suggested by a previous

  

Source: Alippi, Cesare - Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano

 

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