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bca_256817 - CHARLES THE BALD Denier

Price : 175.00 €
(Approximately 192.50$ | 124.25£)
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Type : Denier 
Date : circa 840-864 
Date : n.d. 
Mint name / Town : Melle 
Metal : silver 
Diameter : 21,5  mm
Orientation dies : 11  h.
Weight : 1,68  g.
Coments on the condition : Ce denier est frappé sur un flan large et légèrement irrégulier. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise de médaillier. Quelques motifs apparaissent en négatif sur la face opposée 
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Historical background
Obverse legend : + CARLVS REX FR .
Obverse description : Croix .
Obverse translation : (Charles, roi des Francs) .
Reverse legend : + MET+VLLO, (légende commençant à 1 heure) .
Reverse description : Monogramme carolin (KAROLVS) .
Reverse translation : (Melle) .

Charles the Bald


Charles the Bald became king on the death of his father, Louis the Pious, 20 June 840. The Treaty of Verdun in 843, the Carolingian empire was divided between the three son Louis. Lothar receives Lotharingia, Louis the German and Charles Francia Orientalis Francia Occidentalis. Type in the Christian legend is prior to 864 and the reform of the Edict of Pîtres, but it must be after 843. It has been struck between 850 and 860.