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L'argent d'un commerçant surpris par un bombardement (Rennes, 8 juin 1944)

Abstract : During the night of 8 to 9 June 1944, the bombing of the city of Rennes (France) resulted in the destruction of many buildings, including a district occupied by underneath the current Place Saint-Germain. Excavations carried out by INRAP led to the discovery of a shop frozen by its destruction. Nearly 1,000 coins were in the rubble, grouped into several sets whose containers were found. These sets testify to the logic of sorting currencies marked by speculation on strategic metals in this period of high monetary instability. Strategic metal coins (copper and nickel alloys) are extracted from current crates, containing a bulk of various currencies, in order to supply a stock probably intended for resale. In one corner, a group of about thirty old or foreign coins serves as an embryonic numismatic collection.
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Thibault Cardon, Laurent Beuchet. L'argent d'un commerçant surpris par un bombardement (Rennes, 8 juin 1944). The Journal of Archæological Numismatics, Bruxelles : Centre Européen d’Études Numismatiques, 2020, Archéologie des dépôts monétaires, 10, pp.345-364. ⟨hal-03144296⟩

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