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Live auction - bca_613092 - LOUIS THE PIOUS Denier

LOUIS THE PIOUS Denier AU
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 15:54:06
Type : Denier
Date: 819
Mint name / Town : Melle
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,38 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan large, légèrement voilé. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise hétérogène
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + HLVDOVVICVS IMP.
Obverse description : Croix.
Obverse translation : (Louis empereur).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + METALLVM.
Reverse description : Croix.
Reverse translation : (Melle).

Historical background


LOUIS I. THE PILES OR DÉBONNAIRE

(25/01/814-20/06/840)

Louis, who was the King of Aquitaine from 781, became emperor without problem to the death of his father in 814, only surviving legitimate son. In the first part of his reign, until the year 829, he continued the work of his father and mint. The birth of Charles's second marriage in 823 Judith of Bavaria will bring his other son, Lothair, Pepin and Louis to revolt against him. He was dethroned twice in 830 and 833 and the kingdom remained divided until his death in 840.

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