This paper presents a small group of Lombard gold crosses showing some relationships with contemporary coinage. Two of them, cut from the tremisses of Liutprand (712-744 AD), were found at Fordongianus in Sardinia. Another, whose provenance is unknown, is nowadays kept in the Rovati Collection in Monza. A round gold disk is tied at the intersection of the cross limbs. It could be a tremissis of the Lombard king Ratchis (744-749 AD). The decoration of four crosses (from Novara, Milan, Vicenza and maybe Benevento) was copied from gold coins of the Byzantine emperors Justin II (565-578 AD), Heraclius(610-641 AD) and Leon III (717-742 AD).
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] Sacred and profane. Monetary suggestions in the Lombard golden crosses|
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Oro sacro. Aspetti religiosi ed economici da Atene a Bisanzio|
|Editor||Isabella Baldini, Anna Lina Morelli|
|Numero di pagine||23|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2014|
- Lombard gold crosses
- Non-Monetary Use of Coins.