Obverse legend : + CARLVS REX.
Obverse description : Buste habillé et lauré à gauche de Charles le Chauve.
Obverse translation : (Charles, roi).
Reverse legend : BITV/RICES.
Reverse description : en deux lignes dans le champ.
Reverse translation : (Bourges).
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.