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Coins catalogue of Albi
Viscounts of Albi
The history of the formation of Viscounts with its center in the city of Albi
is lost in the darkness of the Middle Ages. From the 9th century it is
subordinate to the county of
Toulouse, whose rulers were at the same time Viscounts of Albi. Hence the
name Raymond on the coins. Naturally, it is impossible to determine during what
count Raymond rule minted these deniers (the same, however, with the coins of
Toulouse itself). It is more or less credible to say that these were Raymond VII
- Raymond IX (1148-1249), i.e. times of the Crusades against the Cathars.
Actually, the Cathars were called the Albigenses precisely because Albi was one
of their centers.
Originally a clear legend RAIMVN - ALBIE CI, eventually degenerated into something unreadable. What is to blame - the degradation of the skill of the carvers of the stamp or counterfeiting, again unknown.
denier ND (12-13 c.)
Value - $50-80