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Live auction - bca_572568 - AQUITAINE - KINGDOM OF AQUITAINE - LOUIS Denier

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Type : Denier
Date: c. 781-794
Mint name / Town : Saint-Étienne de Bourges
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 1,31 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan irrégulier et large. Petit manque de métal traversant à 2 heures au droit
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Monnaie provenant de la vente Monnaies de Collection Monaco, vente 5, 14 novembre 2019, n° 228


Obverse legend : . / HLV / DVIH / ..
Obverse description : en quatre lignes, dans le champ.
Obverse translation : (Louis).


Reverse description : Monogramme de Saint-Étienne dans le champ.
Reverse translation : (Saint-Étienne).


Le droit de cette pièce se rencontre sur des monnaies avec la légende de revers ARVERNA (Auvergne) et des monnaies de Saint-Sulpice dans le Cher. Cette monnaie est attribuée à l’atelier de Saint-Étienne dans le Cher par Georges Depeyrot et à la cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Bourges par Gianfranco de Benedittis et Jean Lafaurie. Ce type monétaire, de la plus grande rareté, est connu par un exemplaire contenu dans le trésor de Poschendorf-Krinkberg (781-800) et par cinq autres provenant du trésor de Larino (cf. RN 1998).

Historical background



Louis, born in 778, was crowned King of Aquitaine in 781 by Pope Adrian. In 814, he became emperor after the death of his father, Charlemagne, as he was the 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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