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Coin Type

Coin Type: Lejeune B2, Pautasso "Salassi" c
Description: obverse: small circle, three slanted parallel lines, and triangle with grid pattern, reverse: triangle, legend, and trident
Material (main component): gold
Average Diameter:
Average Thickness:
Average Weight:

Archaeological Culture: unknown
Date derived from:

Number of Known Pieces: 1
Area of Circulation:
Mint / Main Site: unknown
Coordinates (approx.): 45° 52' 2" N, 7° 9' 50" ELatitude: 45.8673
Longitude: 7.1639

Coin Legend

Idealised Transliteration: aśeś 
Idealised Original Script: A21 dŚ dE4 dŚ d
Position: back, centre
Direction of Writing: dextroverse
Script: North Italic Script
Letter Height: 0
Number of Letters: 4
Number of Words: 1
Number of Lines: 1
Inscription Type: minting authority
Language: unknown
Syntactic Analysis: NP
Meaning: abbreviation of a name "Aśeś(ios)"?

Alternative Sigla: none

Sources: Pautasso 1966: 137 & 140 & pl. CVII (.5)
Lejeune 1971: 129


The coin was found between 1760 and 1764 on the Italian side of the pass Gran San Bernardo. It was retained in Medagliere dell'Ospizio until it was lost, probably in the events of 1848 (Pautasso 1966: 140).


Lejeune 1971 Michel Lejeune, Lepontica, Paris: Société d'Édition "Les Belles Lettres" 1971. (reprint of the article "Documents gaulois et para-gaulois de Cisalpine", Études Celtiques 12/2, 1970-1, pp. 357-500)
Pautasso 1966 Andrea Pautasso, Le Monete Preromane dell'Italia Settentrionale, Varese: Centro di Studi Preistorici ed Archeologici 1966.
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