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Italian States. Aquileia, Patriarchate.
Bernardi 43, Biaggi 171, CNI VI p. 26, 9-14

AR denaro (median weight 1.01 g.; nominal weight .1.10 g., nominal fineness 0.602); .83 g., 17.18 mm. max., 180◦.

Struck ca. 1336-1338 under Patriarch Bertrando di San Genesio (1334-1350).

Obv: + BER-TRAn-D'PA-Th'A [An ligate], Cross that intersects a beaded circle and legend.

Rev: [S] KMA--ChOR', Saint Hermagoras/Ermacora, beardless. seated and facing, wearing pontifical robe and a cap, holding cross in left hand and raising right hand in blessing.

According to Aquiliean tradition, Hermagoras was the leader of the nascent Christian community in Aquileia, and was consecrated bishop by Saint Peter. Hermagoras and his deacon Fortunatus evangelized the area but were eventually arrested by Sebastius, a representative of Nero. They were tortured and beheaded.

Bernardi rarity R.
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