While the settlement's Roman name—Juliomagus—may be older, it is only attested from the 3rd century. The Roman town consisted of many villas and baths and had an amphitheater as well as a Mithraeum, a temple dedicated to Mithra. Angers received its first bishop in 372 during the election of Martin of Tours. The first abbey, Saint-Aubin, was built during the 7th century to house the sarcophagus of Saint Albinius.
For centuries, Angers was an important stronghold in northwestern France. It was the cradle of the Plantagenet dynasty and became one of the intellectual centers of Europe during the reign of René of Anjou.
Modern location: Angers, France
Reverse: +VRBS AIDCCSuncertain symbol, Fulk monogram at center
Die Orientation: 11 H
Weight: 0.77 g
Count of Anjou, France
AR Denier, Angers mint
Dated to the reign of Fulk IV-Fulk V, some have argued as late as the succeeding Geoffrey V Plantagenet
Fulk V would go on to be a crusader under the Knights Templar and eventually King of Jerusalem from 1131-1143
These people are possibly my Great x28, x27, and x26 Grandfathers respectively.
Obverse: "Count Fulk"
Reverse:"City of Angers"